According to Tim Kaine this morning on CNN:
*”…the likelihood of any challenge to the president is virtually nil, and I think the president’s strong performance, and especially the three major accomplishments at the end of the year make it even smaller”
I agree, it’s totally silly to think any serious Democrat would challenge President Obama, given all he’s accomplished the last 2 years and also given his strength in the polls relative to past presidents after mid-term elections and also vis-a-vis potential 2012 Republican opponents.
*President Obama is “not going to play ‘mother may I’ with the Republicans,” but “if the Republicans are willing to work as they did at the end of that lame-duck session, I think we will see productive efforts in a number of ways.”
*”Kaine also said for the first time that he intends to stay on as DNC chair for another two-year term, adding that he looks forward to being the president’s ‘advocate and promoter.'”
Interesting, I had thought there might be a shakeup at the DNC, with Tim Kaine possibly becoming a cabinet secretary or ambassador or something. Apparently not!