Who ever gets the Socialist nomination for President, he or she will be running of Pinnochio Obama's Third Term, which will be tough. Obama only has about a 42% approval rating because he is one of the worst Presidents in the history of the United States. Historically, when a sitting President is a lot below 50% in approval rating, it is very difficult for the party in power to retain the White House. No matter who gets the Socialist nomination, he or she will have to answer for Obama's failed policies.
The poverty rate is the highest it has been in decades. The Labor Participation Rate is the lowest it has been since Jimmy Carter was President. There are about 50 million Americans on Food Stamps and Welfare. 13 million Americans are collecting Disability Benefits that come right out of the Social Security Trust Fund pushing it closer to insolvency. These numbers are up by millions, since Obama was first elected President.
This is the case because economic growth has been lousy as the Middle Class is earning a lot less today in real terms than when Obama first took office. The real unemployment rate is not anywhere near the official 5% rate. If all are counted it is more like 15 - 20%. Young people graduating from colleges and universities can't find job either; yet they owe thousands in student loans that they can't pay. 8 million are in default.
The world is on fire. We face increased threats from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran not to mention Terrorists around the world. Our allies don't trust us. The Middle East is a mess. The Arab Spring has turned into a nightmare. This is all happening because Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress have downsized our military to pre World War II levels jeopardizing our National Security.
ObamaCare that was supposed to provide health insurance to all Americans has been a miserable failure. While many have lost their health insurance and medical premiums continue to increase at double digit rates, there are still millions of Americans with no medical insurance. It was all lies, smoke and mirrors.
So much for Hope and Change. Obama has made a mess of our country and the world. Any Socialist Candidate running for the Presidency in 2016 is running for Obama's third term. The Socialist Candidate will have to answer for all Obama's failures. Good luck.