Obama Has 21 Days to Drop Biden: Would Dumping Biden Signal Desperation?

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President Obama has a lot of pressure to dump Vice President Joe Biden from the 2012 election campaign. Biden would not likely run for president in 2016 at the age of 73. Biden, a former Senator from Delaware, doesn't help with voters in the swing states like Florida, Virginia, Ohio or Pennsylvania. And Biden continues to bore people except with his gaffes ("20th Century") or outlandish rhetoric (accusing Republicans of enslaving people).

President Obama could shake things up by replacing Biden with Secretary Hillary Clinton as his vice president on his 2012 re-election ticket. Some pundits argue that would signal desperation by the Obama 2012 campaign because it would look as if Obama made a bad choice in picking Biden in 2008. Dumping Biden would only happen in desperation.

Then again, maybe President Obama would dump Biden for a candidate like Hillary Clinton because even Biden considers her more qualified for vice president (watch the video).

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  • Dave Ryan 2012/09/06 02:57:21
    Dave Ryan
    It's even more desperate than most people probably know. According to Ed Klein (author of the current bestseller AMATEUR, the title of which comes from Bill Clinton privately calling Obama an incompetent and amateur, in over his head) Hillary Clinton WAS approached about taking the V.P. slot and flatly said no !

    Hillary Clinton wants to run in 2016, and doesn't want to be connected to Obama's failing campaign, or have to defend Obama's record in 4 years, by aligning too closely with it. Hillary plans to retire as secretary of state in January 2013 regardless of the election outcome, and (if Obama were to win) John Kerry would likely fill that slot in her absence.
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/08/24 20:12:37 (edited)
    He thinks ACORN by ny other name has the election already won for him,
    Besides he is working for the Fool's vote. Biden is his fool
  • scottcleaves 2012/08/24 18:58:10
    Not desperation. Smart to put a Clinton as well as a female on the ticket. Joe is a ball and chain. I'd love to see Hillary debate Ryan. She'd chew him up and spit him out on the street.
  • sjalan 2012/08/21 07:42:05
    Not going to happen since this is a rumor started by Rush Limbaugh about three months ago when Hilary said she wasn't going to campaign for VP.
  • Latti Ice Nerd Gangsta of P... 2012/08/21 04:44:08
    Latti Ice Nerd Gangsta of PHAET
    Dropping Biden would be a smart political move.
  • rich 2012/08/20 20:04:42
    Not in the least. Biden is 70 years old, and achieved the highest office in politics that he is ever going to, so it makes sense to retire. If he goes, enjoy retirement Mr. Biden. Sometimes, in an effort to sensationalize things, people ignore the obvious. Who really would want to take the stress till they are almost 75? That's the real question. Pretty late in life for all that grief.
  • Robshock 2012/08/20 19:34:26
    Chances are that he is not going to find anyone willing to take the second half of that ticket because he is going to lose and who wants to hook their wagon to a loser? You damn sure won't see Clinton hooking up with Jigabammy.
  • Dylia Riggles 2012/08/20 19:11:12 (edited)
    Dylia Riggles
    I think Obama should keep Biden. Another dreadful decision added to the long list in his term of presidency.
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/08/20 18:45:48
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    Obama with his new running mate:

  • Dave Ryan Pedro D... 2012/09/06 04:26:37
    Dave Ryan
    LOL !

    I see Obama, Kerry and Dukakis as three faces of the same far-left ideological platform.
  • scurvison 2012/08/20 17:28:11
  • Lanikai 2012/08/20 17:17:21 (edited)
    But they won't drop Biden,. When obie wants to try a campaign tactic or slogan or theory out-they trot out the gafftastic Biden, who like the court fool, says whatever they tell him. The campaign gauges reaction and takes their cues from that.

    They need the gaffmaster. And dumping him now MIGHT result in certain secrets coming out, so I think they are stuck.
  • Old Salt 2012/08/20 15:44:56
  • Dave Ryan Old Salt 2012/09/06 04:29:46 (edited)
    Dave Ryan
    That Niall Ferguson cover-story was an outstanding editorial on Obama's failures, from a remarkably unlikey centerpiece magazine of the liberal media.
  • matthew.kennedy.31586 2012/08/20 15:34:06
    Why would he drop Biden? It is an absurd notion.

    A Biden/Ryan debate will be a man - Joe Biden vs. a boy - Paul Ryan.
    Progressives are poised to sweep the House, Senate and I think everyone agrees that Obama is most certainly going to be a 2 term President.
  • paul matthew... 2012/09/04 17:21:30
    On behalf of the country, yes, Obama should dump his ass. Biden is a drunked baffoon. It is too scary to think that if Obama gets reelected, this is the knuckled head that is a haretbeat away from the oval office.
  • paul 2012/08/20 15:25:39
    If Bartack Obama chooses Hillary as his VP, he'd better have his meals tested for poison before he eats them.
  • Contarded Guru Chickenhawk 2012/08/20 13:13:26
  • DavidK Contard... 2012/08/20 13:18:44
    Wouldn't you liberals be better off if Biden got rid of Obama?!?!?!? Something to think about!
  • Contard... DavidK 2012/08/20 20:38:58
  • DavidK Contard... 2012/08/20 22:43:30
    you're at the very least a "closet liberal" then!
  • Contard... DavidK 2012/08/21 13:48:41
  • DavidK Contard... 2012/08/21 13:57:18 (edited)
    Living in America and being supported by American taxpayers, doesn't make you a GOOD American. You are one of those "go with the flow" Americans who don't do anything but hold your hand out and take what America gives you.
    I like to make a contribution to the cause and strive to make a difference, unlike all of you on the left with your hands out!
  • Contard... DavidK 2012/08/21 14:03:33
  • DavidK Contard... 2012/08/21 14:23:54
    Its YOUR job to prove otherwise. Not mine. Its obvious from reading your other comments on SH that you are a follower and NOT a leader! You're just mad because I'm just calling it the way it is!!!!!
  • Contard... DavidK 2012/08/21 14:43:25 (edited)
  • DavidK Contard... 2012/08/21 21:05:53
  • Contard... DavidK 2012/08/21 21:36:19
  • DavidK Contard... 2012/08/22 04:21:05 (edited)
    This next election isn't GOP vs DFL. It's SMART Americans vs the liberals! Millions of Democrats are either NOT voting or will vote for Romney. Only the uninformed libtards will support Obama. Face it, he's got nothing positive to bring to the debates in October and especially without a teleprompter, he's doomed! Obama knows he's stuck with Biden also. I can't wait to hear more of his hatred for Americans! The Republicans are going to kick some libtard ass in November and take no prisoners!!!!

  • Contard... DavidK 2012/08/22 13:30:35
  • DavidK Contard... 2012/08/22 14:47:38
  • Contard... DavidK 2012/08/22 15:00:36
  • DavidK Contard... 2012/08/22 15:22:44
  • Contard... DavidK 2012/08/22 17:01:12
  • LarryFine 2012/08/20 12:09:21
    Keeping Biden or dumping Biden; it doesn't matter. It's just proven, as with Holder, Duhpalitano and every other loser in his administration, Obama can NOT make the right choice...EVER!
  • skip 2012/08/20 10:19:34
    best team ever
  • Wolf 2012/08/20 08:58:46
    It would represent a moment of sanity in these administration that practices insanity and incompetence and treason as its operation
  • LOU Wolf 2012/08/20 09:59:55
    Your talking about Bush and when speaking of Bush you for got to mention murder, dictator, drunkard and fool. Much like his followers.
  • csrdrunner LOU 2012/08/20 16:27:23
    When is enough enough! I do believe that the earth quake in Washington some months ago was named "Bush's Fault" give it up!
  • Lanikai csrdrunner 2012/08/20 17:20:40
    Apparently, ANY bad thing from the beginning of time until now is or was Bushes fault. But who will the next pres blame for obies mess?
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