Wickwar: Dems upset with Obama, but won’t oppose him in 2012

Some Democratic opponents of the tax package just passed by Congress say Republicans got the better of President Barack Obama in the negotiations to reach agreement on the $858 billion deal. Cache County Democratic Party Chairman Vince Wickwar says for this, and other reasons, President Obama’s popularity, even among members of his own party, has been dwindling. So does Wickwar think Democrats may look for someone to run against Obama in the Democratic Primary? “I kind of doubt it,” Wickwar says. “There’s no one that is standing out that would run. Typically the incumbent is going to have a better chance than someone starting from chance. “Honestly, we’ve had contrary things that have happened, but it’s less likely. Often, when there have been other people, they have had very little support.” Wickwar says if the economy has recovered by the 2012 election Obama will easily get the Democratic nomination but it is too early to tell what will happen if the economy is still bad.

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