At this point again its still early in the game, late August 2011 but the only thing keeping Barack Obama from being reelected President. Is a Primary Challenge from the Far Left, whether it comes from Dennis Kucinich, Ralph Nader, Bernie Sanders or whoever. Because the Republican Party, again its still very early has yet to establish a Presidential Candidate who's capable. Of both winning the Republican Nomination and General Election, because they are two different elections. Where candidates go after two different groups of voters in order to win the election. 2012 is not the year for Democratic Socialists in America unless they want to see the Republican Party owning the Federal Government along with their Special Interest Groups. What they can do is elect more of their members to other Elected Offices, House, Senate, Governorships. By making their case that their Big Government Agenda is what America needs and convince enough voters that they are right. And that more of them should be elected to office, good luck with that in a Liberal Democracy, where socialism is almost seen as a cuss word. But hell we have Freedom of Speech in this country, including for socialists and communists, so more power to them. 2012 is not the year for Democratic Socialists at least not in the White House, they need to be focusing on getting more of their members elected to Congress. And knocking more republicans out of Congress, especially Tea Partiers, so the Democratic Party can take back the House and retain the Senate and keep republicans from running the Federal Government. I know socialists are pissed off at the Democratic Leadership, mostly I believe because they aren't part of it for the most part. But they are a hell of a lot better then, Perry, Bachmann, Boehner, McConnell and company.
I believe Dennis Kucinich and Bernie Sanders understands this for the most part, mostly because the President will have all of the money in the Democratic Party. Along with the DNC, the House Democratic Campaign Committee and Senate Democratic Campaign Committee. And they sure as hell don't want to give their money to a spoiler. One way or the other Barack Obama will be the Democratic Nominee for President in 2012, he has all of the advantages. And a United Democratic Party will have a hard time getting reelected in 2012. A Divided Democratic Party. And your looking at 1980 all over again with President Carter losing forty plus States, democrats losing twenty five plus seats in the House. Twelve seats in the Senate as well as the majority for the first time in a generation. The last thing that a Ruling Party needs, which is what the democrats are with the White House. Is to be divided going into a Presidential Election, with Congress also up for grabs as well. Especially in a bad economy which is what we'll most likely have in 2012.
What Democratic Socialists can do is push the White House and the Democratic Leadership in Congress to make the next fourteen months before the elections. All about jobs and for them to be as bold as possible there even if their Jobs Agenda doesn't have a blizzards chance in Los Angeles of passing Congress. And to try to elect as many of their members as possible to Congress.
Click on the link of the blog to see a video of Rep. Dennis Kucinich