On his way out

Even the mainstream media is beginning to bang the drum for Obama’s retirement from the 2012 campaign:

New polls confirm Obama’s Democratic base crumbles

With all of the spotlights on the high-stakes debt maneuverings by President Obama and Speaker John Boehner the last few days, few people noticed what Vermont’s Sen. Bernie Sanders said: “I think it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition.”

At this point, I expect the main question isn’t whether Obama will step aside, but rather, if a health issue or the ever-popular need to spend more time with his family will be the excuse provided. The publicity given Sanders’s comments is yet another shot across Team Obama’s bow.