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“Someone said that when a man is smitten with a beautiful woman, he should remember that somebody somewhere is tired of her. Likewise, the most inspiring presidents get stale after years of constant overexposure,” wrote Chapman, who said that Democrats have a more-than-able replacement candidate in Hillary Clinton.
Chapman’s column, entitled “Why Obama Should Withdraw,” started by pointing out that when Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984, his slogan was “Morning in America.” Obama’s slogan in 2012 should be “Midnight in a Coal Mine,” Chapman suggested.
“The sputtering economy is about to stall out, unemployment is high, his jobs program may not pass, foreclosures are rampant and the poor guy can't even sneak a cigarette.
“His approval rating is at its lowest level ever,” added Chapman, who has sat on the Tribune’s editorial board for 30 years. “His party just lost two House elections — one in a district it had held for 88 consecutive years. He's staked his future on the jobs bill, which most Americans don't think would work.”
The Harvard-educated columnist pointed out that there is nothing in the Constitution that forces a president to run for a second term. Obama, he said, “can scrap the campaign, bag the fundraising calls and never watch another Republican debate as long as he's willing to vacate the premises by Jan. 20, 2013.
“That might be the sensible thing to do,” he added. “Why not leave of his own volition instead of waiting to get the ax?”
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