Skip to comments.Krauthammer: Obama’s ‘narcissism’ won’t allow him to replace Biden with Hillary
Posted on 05/24/2012 6:44:32 AM PDT by Zakeet
During the Internet broadcast of the Fox News Channels 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.
Id 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 Obamas 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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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.
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
Hillary will never be allowed on the ticket because Mooch wouldn’t stand for it.
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.
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.
Hillary wouldn’t take the job of playing second-fiddle to a loser who is likely to go down no matter what she does.
Then there's all that Red Chinese kickback cash still packed away...
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.
IMO moochie doesn’t want Hillary and zero doesn’t want Bubba running around the White House.
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.
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.
VP? I don't think so!
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.
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.
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.
I need bleach for my eyes!
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.
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.
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.
Agreed. At this point I don’t think she would accept VP.
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.
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..
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.
Re yr response...
matter of fact....several have spoken out on this very topic.......
see also...swank, larouche,rush, etc....
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.
Good post #25, SueRae.
As I’ve said already, he’d have to admit he was wrong. And he’s never wrong.
Obama could make a bold bid for the Mormon vote and put Harry Reid on the ticket.
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.
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...
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.
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.
She looks horrible. I’ve seen some pics of her, since ‘08, and I did NOT even recognize her.
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