Cafferty Rips Obama's Early Reelection Plans: He May Need That Community Organizer Job Back
CNN's Jack Cafferty on Wednesday absolutely ripped Barack Obama for beginning plans on a reelection campaign.
"President Obama is taking a lot for granted," the outspoken CNNer began his segment during the 5PM hour of the "Situation Room."
Cafferty referred to a Politico piece "reporting that top White House advisers are quietly working on plans for the 2012 reelection campaign."
"I guess when you have the economy and health care reform and the deficits under control, then you can spend your time worrying about the next election -- even if it's almost three years away," he sarcastically said.
"Well, my guess is it won't turn out quite the same way," Cafferty said of Obama's future reelection efforts adding, "And if the jobs don't start coming back soon, well, he may want to see if that community organizer job is still open" (video embedded below the fold with transcript, h/t HotAirPundit):
JACK CAFFERTY: President Obama is taking a lot for granted. Politico is reporting that top White House advisers are quietly working on plans for the 2012 reelection campaign. For now, the planning is made up of private closed door meetings among aides at all levels.
I guess when you have the economy and health care reform and the deficits under control, then you can spend your time worrying about the next election -- even if it's almost three years away.
The article's sources say the president has given every sign he plans to run again, wants the next campaign to look a lot like the last one.
Well, my guess is it won't turn out quite the same way.
It's believed the re-election campaign would be managed by the White House deputy chief of staff, Jim Messina, and possibly be run out of Chicago, which is a good way to remove it from beltway politics and locate it, instead, in that bastion of good government.
The planning still in its early stages, but some say it would likely launch in about a year. Nonetheless, there's still a long way to go. President Obama's approval rating hovering at around 50 percent. And a majority of Americans say he doesn't deserve to be re- elected. The American people were promised change and a lot of them think this administration is just more of the same. And if the jobs don't start coming back soon, well, he may want to see if that community organizer job is still open.
Here's the question -- is it too early for President Obama to be planning his re-election campaign?
You can go to CNN.com/caffertyfile and post a comment on my blog -- Wolf.
Wow. Suggesting the current President might want his old job back is pretty strong, wouldn't you agree?
We've seen some anti-Democrat statements from Cafferty recently, in particular against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). He even went after Obama a few weeks ago while blasting former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
But saying more than two and a half years before the 2012 elections that the current President is in trouble to return to the White House is pretty surprising.