Montana Democrat may run in 2016 as the anti-Obama

Some Democrats may seek the 2016 presidential nomination by running against their own party's incumbent president.

Former Montana governor Brian Schweitzer appears to be exploring that tactic of running as the anti-Obama, going on MSNBC to attack the president and his administration.

"They just haven't been very good at running things," Schweitzer said.

He also criticized Obama over National Security Agency surveillance programs — "un-effing-believable" — and his health care plan ("it will collapse of its own weight").

Asked if Obama has a positive achievement, Schweitzer said: "My mother, God rest her soul, told me 'Brian, if you can't think of something nice to say about something change the subject.'"

If he runs, he'll probably also go after a former member of Obama's staff: Former secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.


"Schweitzer's scorn for Obama has led him to hatch a surprising plan. After turning down a run for Senate this year and settling into a new job as a mining executive, the ex-governor surprised observers by announcing his interest in a possible run for president in 2016.

"He's since visited Iowa, the kickoff caucus state, to rail against Obama's 'corporatist' health care law and to criticize Hillary Clinton, the presumed Democratic front-runner in 2016, for voting to authorize the Iraq war when she was a New York senator."


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