New Hampshire Democrats Should Dump Obama. And Draft Hillary.
Pat Caddell, who is this week's guest on the podcast, has a plan to save the country. Instead of rubber-stamping an uncontested primary this January, he wants New Hampshire Democrats to write in Hillary Clinton.
It's an intriguing -- and plausible -- idea. And Pat made some news on our podcast, not only by sketching out how it might work, but also by announcing that he might spearhead the whole thing. Listen to the audio below:
While Republicans are trying to turn the 2012 election into a repeat of the 1980 election, which saw the election of a true conservative president with a solid conservative mandate, Caddell doesn't think much of this analogy. The country in 2011 is much, much worse, he says.
Pat's two key words to describe the electorate -- on both sides of the aisle -- are "alienated" and "volatile." I think he's right. And I think also right that the race, for both sides, is due for a shake up.
So let me add another word to alienated and volatile. I'll add interesting, which is what I hope the New Hampshire Democratic primary will be.