FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
It's time for President Obama to step aside and hand the reins of the Democratic Party to Hillary Clinton.
This rather radical idea is coming from two Democratic pollsters in a Wall Street Journal piece called "The Hillary Moment."
Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen argue that Obama should follow in the footsteps of Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson. Both presidents "took the moral high road" and abandoned a run for a second term when they realized they could not effectively govern.
Caddell and Schoen say that never before has there been such an "obvious potential successor" as Hillary Clinton. They say she would save the Democratic Party and be able to get things done in Washington. They think Clinton is the only leader capable of uniting the country around a bipartisan economic and foreign policy.
They point to Clinton's experience as first lady, senator and now secretary of state - suggesting she is more qualified than any presidential candidate in recent memory, including her husband.
Although Clinton says she's not interested in running, polls suggest she might do pretty well:
In September, her approval rating was at an all-time high of 69%. Another poll shows Clinton leading Mitt Romney by 17 points in a hypothetical matchup.
Caddell and Schoen say Obama could still win re-election in 2012, but only by waging a negative campaign, which would ultimately make the gridlock in Washington even worse.
If Obama isn't willing to step aside, they think Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi should urge him to do so.
The pollsters say they're writing as "patriots and Democrats," have had no contact with Clinton's people, and don't expect to play a direct role in any potential campaign.
Here’s my question to you: Should President Obama step aside and hand the reins of the Democratic Party to Hillary Clinton?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Alex in South Orange, New Jersey:
You know Obama is doing a poor job when Republicans are actually asking for a Clinton, as I have heard many Republicans admit they would take Hillary in a heartbeat over our current president. He wasn't ready. He essentially went from being a state senator to president. There is not a state legislator in the country, in either party, who had any business doing that. Turns out all that jazz about the 3 a.m. phone call was really a good point after all.
Jeff in San Diego:
Huh? Perhaps if Hillary openly said she was interested, said she'd fire every single person from Treasury and start over with people who didn't work for Goldman Sachs, promised jail time for the Wall Street crooks, offered to draw down the military to more manageable costs... Oh wait, she's never going to be different than any other politician in Washington, so what's the difference? Also, this would be suicide for Democrats – making them just as kooky as the GOP field right now.
No one should try and tell the president he can’t run. However, given his poor approval ratings, a Democratic primary should be held. If Clinton (or anyone else) wants to run against him, they should be given the chance. I don’t see her staying on if he does win a second term.
That would be asking Obama to actually do something selfless and for the good of America. Nice thought, but won't happen.
Yes. We should have done it four years ago.
Mark in Oklahoma City:
Obama better hand the reins to somebody! He darned sure can't control this runaway team of donkeys that he was elected to rein in.