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Krauthammer: Obama’s ‘narcissism’ won’t allow him to replace Biden with Hillary
The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 05/24/2012 6:44:32 AM PDT by Zakeet

During the Internet broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report Online” Wednesday, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer told viewers why the odds of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton replacing Vice President Joe Biden on the Democrats’ 2012 presidential ticket are very low.

“I’d say that the Indianapolis Colts have a better chance of winning the Super Bowl,” Krauthammer said. “And I have only one reason for saying that, and that is Obama’s — I say this not as a clinician — narcissism.”

“Obama, I think, can never bring himself to do something very large, like this, which would show that he needs the Clintons, particularly Hillary, to win.”

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KEYWORDS: 2012election; biden; vicepresident

The shrink says I'm safe! *


* For the benefit of those who may not know, Dr. Krauthammer practiced medicine as a psychiatrist before a diving accident left him in a wheelchair.

1 posted on 05/24/2012 6:44:38 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

It’s way past time for him to speak out as clinician

It seems obvious to us laymen the president has issues

I would love to read the KGB assessment of Barry’s mental condition


2 posted on 05/24/2012 6:48:21 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: silverleaf

Hillary will never be allowed on the ticket because Mooch wouldn’t stand for it.


3 posted on 05/24/2012 6:50:19 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Zakeet

I’ve lost any respect I once had for Kraut. In my opinion, he’s become a Washington Pol who’s sole job is to maintain and keep his nest in life amidst the sewage of Washington.

Heretofore, he had seemed to be the clear, intellectual voice of reason leaning to the conservative side, but his recent quips, articles and appearances have led me to believe he’s just feathering his ideological nest. Thus, I’m pretty much of the opinion I don’t care what the hell he says any more.


4 posted on 05/24/2012 6:52:08 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Zakeet

That is a decision that would require “O” to engage himself more fully than he has/does on any other thing.

His whole persona (as the result of whatever pathology) has always been to utterly detach himself from decision making and/or consequences of decisions.

“O’s” fingerprints are on very little... even at this point in his administration...and were certainly scant during his ‘career’ up to and including his campaign for the Presidency.


5 posted on 05/24/2012 6:53:58 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Hillary wouldn’t take the job of playing second-fiddle to a loser who is likely to go down no matter what she does.


6 posted on 05/24/2012 6:55:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I think she's had plenty of politics and related sleaze.

Then there's all that Red Chinese kickback cash still packed away...

7 posted on 05/24/2012 6:57:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Gaffer

I’d agree with you on that cogent assessment. Just seems to me that over the past 4-6mos, he’s *flipped* and I can’t stand to watch/listen to/read him, anymore. Seems that ‘DC culture’ does that to people: eventually corrupts them and their views.


8 posted on 05/24/2012 6:59:12 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Zakeet

IMO moochie doesn’t want Hillary and zero doesn’t want Bubba running around the White House.


9 posted on 05/24/2012 7:00:49 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Zakeet

I don’t think Barry’s narcissism is going to be the limiting factor. The fact that Hillary would be next in line behind him would be of great concern. I’d be more worried about my life and well being if my death would advance one of the Clinton’s.


10 posted on 05/24/2012 7:02:48 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Zakeet

It’s true he’s a narcissist, true that this would hurt his pride... but it’s more true that he wants to keep his illegally-obtained job and will do anything to do that. If he becomes convinced that he really needs thunderthighs, then he will use her, and let the media spin it in a way that will make him look like the All Wise One that they all know he is.

Krauthammer is wrong on this one. It may or may not happen but it’s not the long-odds event he makes it out to be, in my opinion.


11 posted on 05/24/2012 7:05:25 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Zakeet

VP? I don't think so!

12 posted on 05/24/2012 7:15:28 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Zakeet
Should Biden become an obstacle to his reelection, Barry would throw Joe under the bus in a heart beat.
13 posted on 05/24/2012 7:20:08 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Zakeet

Biden’s an idiot, but politics is his life. And he is good at playing the political games.

Q: Why do you think Biden came out in support of gay “marriage”, virtually out of the blue, essentially forcing Obama’s hand in the matter?

A: To protect his VP position. What good liberal would fire Biden after coming out for homosexuals?

Biden is safe.


14 posted on 05/24/2012 7:21:20 AM PDT by kidd
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To: carriage_hill

My take on is that he’s gone from a ideologic to a pragmatist who realizes his income is derived from fitting ‘that certain niche’. The niche, of course, is the token conservative that is thought-provoking and fills the typical token conservative ‘mouth’ on the DC media circuits, but is not offending or too far right.


15 posted on 05/24/2012 7:21:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Zakeet

I have to disagree with Dr. K on this. I think that it is his pragmatism. And fear. A VP is primed to step into the shoes of he POTUS at any moment. There is a long list of names in Hillary’s past that should give Obama pause before he should consider appointing her as his surrogate.


16 posted on 05/24/2012 7:24:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Rummyfan

Aaaarrrgh!!
I need bleach for my eyes!


17 posted on 05/24/2012 7:26:26 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Gaffer

Kraut is smart: he knows what side his “bread is buttered-on”, so he “adjusts”. I still can’t/won’t listen/read/watch, anymore.


18 posted on 05/24/2012 7:38:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Exactly!


19 posted on 05/24/2012 7:38:08 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKS!)
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To: Gaffer

Charles occasionally makes self-deprecating comments on FNC about his Beltway elitism and low approval in Conservative circles. He’s hitting the nail on the head again here.


20 posted on 05/24/2012 7:38:14 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Zakeet
"And I have only one reason for saying that, and that is Obama’s — I say this not as a clinician — narcissism.” Fort Marcy Park.
21 posted on 05/24/2012 7:40:46 AM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

This would ruin any future political plans Hillary has. If she is on the Ticket and he loses on Nov. 6, put a fork in her, she’s done. If he wins and she’s on the Ticket, by 2016, the nation will have Democrat/Obama/Clonton burn out and, she’s done.

She will NOT be on the Ticket. She’s waiting for 2016.


22 posted on 05/24/2012 7:45:19 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Agreed. At this point I don’t think she would accept VP.


23 posted on 05/24/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

This would ruin any future political plans Hillary has. If she is on the Ticket and he loses on Nov. 6, put a fork in her, she’s done. If he wins and she’s on the Ticket, by 2016, the nation will have Democrat/Obama/Clinton burn out and, she’s done.

She will NOT be on the Ticket. She’s waiting for 2016.


24 posted on 05/24/2012 7:46:00 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: samtheman

I agree...he only picked Biden because of a perceived need for foreign policy experience. If it works to his advantage, he’d put Attilla the Hun on the ticket. And I believe the narcissist in him would try to put Hillary out there.

Watch the news feeds for hints. Of course, they’ve already been crying for Hillary...but watch the more subtle ones...such as expanded coverage of Hillary (which has been pretty quiet for the moment), increased coverage of Bubba...and less and less coverage of the harridans, Debbie WS and Pelosi..

Scares the crap out of me...unless Mitten’s people are smart enough to defuse it/pre-empt it. So far, they’ve responded pretty well to attacks, etc. But they’ll need more than that to fend off a Clinton in the number 2 spot..


25 posted on 05/24/2012 7:49:30 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: Zakeet

While Biden isn’t particularly liked it would not help Obama much to switch to Hillary as VP. Besides I think Hillary sees her chance as a presidential candidate after Obama likely loses big this November. I still believe there is an outside chance for a draft Hillary movement at the convention if Obama continues to plummet in the polls.


26 posted on 05/24/2012 7:50:43 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: silverleaf

Re yr response...
matter of fact....several have spoken out on this very topic.......

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandiandsteve/4746714116/


27 posted on 05/24/2012 8:02:14 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: gunnyg

see also...swank, larouche,rush, etc....


28 posted on 05/24/2012 8:04:05 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Zakeet

Even though we have never seen any of his transcripts, I think he is smart enough to not want Hillary one heartbeat (his) away from the presidency.


29 posted on 05/24/2012 8:05:20 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SueRae

Good post #25, SueRae.


30 posted on 05/24/2012 8:08:09 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Zakeet

As I’ve said already, he’d have to admit he was wrong. And he’s never wrong.


31 posted on 05/24/2012 8:30:31 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: The Great RJ
Only one person in US history has been the losing candidate for Vice President and later has come back and won the Presidency--FDR (V.P. candidate in 1920).

Obama could make a bold bid for the Mormon vote and put Harry Reid on the ticket.

32 posted on 05/24/2012 8:47:09 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Hillary will never be allowed on the ticket because the budget item for 0bama’s food tasters would become excessive and obvious - the turnover, you know.


33 posted on 05/24/2012 8:49:32 AM PDT by Noumenon (If people saw socialists for what they truly are, slaughter would ensue - in self-defense.)
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To: Zakeet
Gee, it must be the summer before a presidential election because people are writing about replacing the incumbent VP.

Just like it was written/discussed in past years with Bush/Cheney, Bush/Quayle, Reagan/Bush I, etc. The only time I do not remember this happening was Clinton/Gore.

It ain't gonna happen. But the pundits, political writers, etc really wish it would - just like a brokered Republican convention - because it gives them something juicy to write about.

Nothing to see here...

34 posted on 05/24/2012 9:02:04 AM PDT by gdani
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To: Zakeet
Not saying it will happen, but replacing Biden would be easy and have no downside for Obama. Obama needed him on 08 for Foreign Policy cred. Now Obama is Pres and is assumed to have it (by the sheeple)

SO here is how it is done.

Obama announces that after a recent health scare, he and Joe have decided it is best for the country if Joe is replaced on the ticket with someone younger and healthier. Joe will continue his public service in the second term as Special Envoy, Sec of State, AG...

If Obama picks Hillary or Holder as his running mate, Either steps down to campaign full time and Biden is named Acting AG/Sec o State. To be confirmed after the election.

If Obama picks someone else - say a Hispanic from the southwest, then Joe can be given a special assignment to focus on (keep him on message) from now until election day. Like Point Man on Iran, or Syria or Egypt... in constant consult with our allies.

35 posted on 05/24/2012 9:59:44 AM PDT by lack-of-trust
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To: no dems
She’s waiting for 2016.

Hillary will be 71 in 2016. Seventy one years old. That's older than Reagan was when he ran in 1980. The years haven't been kind to her, either. She already appears older than he did, then. She'll practically be a walking corpse four years from now.

36 posted on 05/24/2012 10:29:51 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Rummyfan

She looks horrible. I’ve seen some pics of her, since ‘08, and I did NOT even recognize her.


37 posted on 05/24/2012 10:39:54 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Zakeet

38 posted on 05/25/2012 7:46:44 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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