Biden Out ?______ In?

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  1. Rippon

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    Is it just a matter of time until Obama replaces Joe Biden as his running mate?Or do you think he'll keep him on board despite the fact that he's a drag on the ticket?Of course I think Obama is himself a hindrance in his quest for the White House.But in the Palin excitement Biden has been all but ignored.Biden has even recently said that Hillary might have been a better pick as Veep.Poor ole' Joe.

    Palin Power!!
     
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    I'm suspecting that his statement that Hillary might have been a better pick is the first step in his eventual "bowing out" so that Obama can replace him with Hillary.

    Just a hunch...
     
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    It would be disastrous for Obama to replace him.
     
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    Biden is in... that would be a major flip flop... and Obama is not that dumb
     
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    Exactly - this is a non-runner. Last time it happened it was a disaster when McGovern/Eagleton became McGovern/Shriver.
     
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    Here's what's gonna happen- you read it here first!

    Biden will have serious health issues in the next week or two- minor heart attack or stroke- that will lead to his 'regretful resignation' from the ticket. And Hillary will be the logical choice.

    That's my guess.
     
  7. just-want-peace

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    I think O is a smooth operator, but doubt that his bubble is completely centered "common sense" wise if he would consider such a switch.

    I DO think he had better give up his quest for POTUS rather than pick Hillary as veep.

    There are too many questionable "suicides" etc. associated with the Clintons in their quest for power and "legacy" for BHO to be guaranteed he would see his term to completion.

    Now if he were to offer to reverse the ticket, he may be fine. But then SHE may not want HIM, so-------!!
     
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    If Biden is out for ANY reason, it will be sure defeat for Obama in November. If he can't pick the right VP...he can't "pick up the phone" at 3am either.
     
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    Ain't gonna' happen!

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  10. Rippon

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    May I quote you on that?
     
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    Joe Biden: "Barack Obama is NOT ready to be president of the United States." - Not even Obama's running mate thinks he's fit for the White House. donnA's Signature line.

    Biden didn't think Obama was ready, now he says he is was a poor choice for VP. I guess the next thing Biden will say is "I think I will vote for McCain/Palin in 2008".

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    Thank you for that.You gave me a good chuckle.
     
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    :laugh: Now thats funny...I dont care who you are.:laugh:
     
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    Lemme' add that during the last 70 years, the wisdom of several of the VP picks have been questioned by, at least some people. Let me run a few of those names by you.

    1.) Harry S Truman

    2.) Richard M. Nixon

    3.) Lyndon B. Johnson

    4.) Gerald R. Ford (Not picked for a 'ticket' but confirmed by both Houses of Congress to fill the vacant office of VP, after a resignation)

    5.) George H. W. Bush

    6.) Alben W. Barkley

    7.) Hubert H. Humphrey

    Last time I checked, all of them went on to become the Vice-President and preside over the US Senate, the first five later went on to occupy the Oval Office as President, all of them except VP Barkley were nominated to become President, by their party, and both VP Barkley and VP Humphrey were elected again, by their state, and sent back to serve again in the US Senate.

    Folks, neither Sen. Biden nor Gov. Palin are exactly "Pat Paulsen for President", here, regardless of any political differences of opinion I may have with either or both, and I do have some with both.

    And they certainly are not "Adm. James Stockdale for VP!"

    Ed
     
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    If you'd like.

    And this is for exactly the reasons ccrobinson and C4K have given.

    Ed
     
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    Actually, I think Obama is that dumb. :laugh:
     
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    Biden hasn't gotten much attention because there's no doubt about the depth of his experience and his qualifications for the job. Both are serious questions with Palin. That's why she's getting a lot of scrutiny. I'd rather have a well qualified candidate that doesn't get the media attention that a candidate with questionable qualifications who does.
     
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    I agree! Obama is stuck with Biden, for better or for worse.
     
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    Folks, I gotta tell ya -- while replacing Biden with Hillary may be a tactical error, possibly even a strategic one, Hillary has a huge fan base.

    Strategically, Obama should have taken her as his VP in the first place.

    It's easy for us conservatives to say it would be a mistake...but we're not planning on voting for him anyway.
     
  20. ccrobinson

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    Saying that replacing Biden would be disastrous has absolutely nothing to do with not voting for Obama. Flip-flopping on the selection of running mate would be political suicide regardless of who does it.
     

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