This article from HuffPo about 9 months ago posed that question but since then things have only gotten worse. More and more of the principled left base is either about to jump ship or already has and some began to ask 4 months ago should they shift support to Ron Paul regardless of Paul's other warts. Just over 2 weeks ago, the respected left/progressive John V. Walsh raised the name of Ron Paul with the question of whether or not to abandon Obama. Today I see this and ask how bad it gets before the talk of a challenger among democrats becomes serious? Granted, a single job report, good day at the stock market or some other good economic news can turn everything on a dime for the President and in the case of Paul, one word that scares left/progressives while they sip a little tea for taste, and they all run home a lot quicker than they came over. Way to early to tell but based on trends and current patterns, if Obama's not worried then I'd say he's either resigned to go home in Jan. 2013' or he's prepared to pull an executive order trigger no one ever thought possible.