Expect a Desperate Obama to Dump Biden
Vice President Joe Biden isn't invited to Sunday campaign strategy meetings at the White House, The New York Times reported May 4.
President Barack Obama designated Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., his top surrogate on foreign policy issues, fueling speculation he'd be secretary of state in a second Obama administration.
So Washington is abuzz with rumors the president will replace Mr. Biden with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Still, I expect the switch to be made, because if Team Obama wasn't desperate before this week, it must be now.
A federal prisoner won 41 percent of the vote against the president in the Democratic primary in West Virginia Tuesday.
Mr. Obama opposed the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage on the ballot in North Carolina. It won overwhelmingly. Then he evolved into an outright supporter of same-sex marriage.
In Wisconsin, GOP Gov. Scott Walker, running essentially unopposed in the recall primary, got more votes than the leading Democrats combined.
Support for the war in Afghanistan plunged to 27 percent, the lowest ever recorded, in an AP poll Wednesday.
Also Wednesday, Goldman Sachs said the weak first quarter GDP growth rate of 2.2 percent is likely to be revised to 1.9 percent. For workers under age 25, the unemployment rate last month was 16.4 percent. Which helps explain why there were so many empty seats at Mr. Obama's "official" campaign kickoff at Ohio State University last weekend.
"At times, the rallies (at OSU and Virginia Commonwealth University) had the feeling of a concert by an aging rock star," wrote Mark Landler of The New York Times.
For one of the youngest presidents ever, that sounds like an epitaph.
By Jack Kelly
News & Politics