I know it's early and a lot can happen and/or change. But if the general mood twards progs stays the same, Obama is not a valid choice. When near zero Dems are running on what they have done to help obama now, and are still expected to lose big, they will have to run against him if they have any hope in 2012. IF things continue as they are. There are a lot of factors to consider. Will a conservative majority pull obama to the right? Will the Tea Party fever pitch fade? etc... But lets assume obama is out. Do the dems sacrifice him and prep for 2016? Or who will get the nod?