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Hillary Clinton 'could be running mate for 2012'
London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | October 6, 2010 | Alex Spillius

Posted on 10/06/2010 9:59:58 AM PDT by Schnucki

Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, could swap jobs with Joe Biden, the vice-president, in time for the 2012 presidential election, according to Bob Woodward, the author and veteran reporter.

The move would see Mrs Clinton become Barack Obama's running mate, setting her up for a potential run at the presidency in 2016, while Mr Biden would get the post he has craved since before he was chosen as the president's deputy.

With the Democratic Party facing a rout at next month's midterm Congressional elections and Mr Obama likely to face a struggle to stay in office, rumours of the switch have been circulating Washington for months.

But the notion has been given added credibility by Mr Woodward, one of the Watergate reporters who brought down Richard Nixon.

He has enjoyed unprecedented access to the White House and a variety of government officials in the course of researching his new book on the internal debates about the war in Afghanistan.

He told CNN that "some of Hillary Clinton's advisers see it as a real possibility in 2012".

"President Obama needs some of the women, Latinos, retirees that she did so well with during the [2008] primaries and, so they switch jobs, not out of the question, and the other interesting question is, Hillary Clinton could run in her own right in 2016 and be younger than Ronald Reagan when he was elected president."

Doubters asserted that the speculation was the product of feverish Washington insider gossip. They argued that there was a great difference between Mrs Clinton's advisers seeing a possible switch and what Mr Obama's advisers thought.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; clinton; obama; woodward

1 posted on 10/06/2010 10:00:04 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

2 posted on 10/06/2010 10:02:05 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Schnucki

The head of the dnc says that this is just underling chatter.

LLS


3 posted on 10/06/2010 10:02:38 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Schnucki

If so and should it work, Pres. Obama should avoid quiet walks in Fort Marcy Park.


4 posted on 10/06/2010 10:03:33 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: LibLieSlayer

Obama asked HillAry..she told him..NO WAY..ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?


5 posted on 10/06/2010 10:04:14 AM PDT by ken5050 (Payback's a "Pelosi")
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To: Schnucki

What a horrible thought. Two of the worst America haters ever.

They should both be tried for treason.


6 posted on 10/06/2010 10:13:56 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Schnucki
2016? She'll be 69 years old.

Her best scenario is one in which the GOP take the House and even Senate, and are unable to turn the economy around in time for 2012.

Then she can run in the primaries in 2012 as the rational middle path between GOP "obstructionism" and Obama's failed policies.

Obama lost the 2008 primaries on a sheer numbers basis, but won through a smart caucus strategy. That will not work a second time.

7 posted on 10/06/2010 10:14:12 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Ancient Drive
Personally, I don't think Hillary wants to be co-opted by this guy again. She's looking past Obozo to 2012, and the last thing she wants is to climb aboard his sinking ship.

Look for Hillary to become the Democrats' Anti-Obama after the 2010 elections decimate their ranks.

8 posted on 10/06/2010 10:14:24 AM PDT by Kenton (Just my $0.02 worth...)
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To: Schnucki
Question: If Joe Byden were found guilty of something and removed from office, what is the process to replace him?
9 posted on 10/06/2010 10:15:34 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: Kenton

true. the clintons think of themselves only.


10 posted on 10/06/2010 10:15:50 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Schnucki

I think he needs her more then she needs him...


11 posted on 10/06/2010 10:17:13 AM PDT by xenob
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To: Schnucki

The dems are so depressed about losing this election that they’ve started early on losing the next one.


12 posted on 10/06/2010 10:17:37 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...

Good grief...


13 posted on 10/06/2010 10:17:53 AM PDT by nutmeg (27 days 'til Election Day...)
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To: Ancient Drive

and pigs may fly out of my ass. 8^) Clinton is too self absorbed to run as his vice President. There has been at least one story that he completely ignores her on matters of foreign policy too.

So she is no mood to suffer him any more than she has to. This is a non-starter.


14 posted on 10/06/2010 10:19:31 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Schnucki

Out of the frying pan...


15 posted on 10/06/2010 10:19:46 AM PDT by Monkey Face (There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who put everything into groups and those who don't)
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To: Schnucki

Ha! Just heard Hillary! on the ‘news’ at the top of the hour denying any such thing. Bob Woodward just got thrown under the bus...again. ;o)


16 posted on 10/06/2010 10:20:15 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Schnucki

Stranger things have happened.


17 posted on 10/06/2010 10:21:04 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Schnucki

Goody. She and Barry can both explain their roles in the Lockerbie bomber deal...


18 posted on 10/06/2010 10:22:14 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I am surprised that some conservatives think that SHE would be a less objectional rat than our dear leader. SHE would be worse possibly because SHE is a more skilled politician. SHE has the same radical views. SHE is a committed Marxist. SHE has the same totalitarian leanings as our dear leader. HER corrupt dealings are every bit on par with our dear leader. SHE is every bit as polarizing as our dear leader.


19 posted on 10/06/2010 10:25:33 AM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: Schnucki

Let’s hope the Republicans don’t repeat the mistake of 1864 and put a Democrat on the ticket as VP nominee. A Christie-Clinton ticket might win, but Christie’s term might be as long as Lincoln’s second term.


20 posted on 10/06/2010 10:25:35 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Schnucki

I predict that the witch will suffocate from a rectal-cranial inversion prior to that time.


21 posted on 10/06/2010 10:25:42 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Schnucki

That’s her best hope to fulfill her ultimate ambition.And it just might improve Hussein’s chances as well.I think we’d be wise to pray that this doesn’t happen....for several reasons.


22 posted on 10/06/2010 10:27:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: mountainlion
Question: If Joe Byden were found guilty of something and removed from office, what is the process to replace him?

Hussein nominates and the House and/or the Senate "confirms"....I think.Can't exactly recall how it worked with Ford.

23 posted on 10/06/2010 10:30:26 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: nutmeg

Good grief indeed.



Runaway Slave

Apostle Claver tells the world how the real party of racism is the Democrats

24 posted on 10/06/2010 10:33:18 AM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: Schnucki

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.


25 posted on 10/06/2010 10:34:51 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)....Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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To: wideawake
Then she can run in the primaries in 2012 as the rational middle path between GOP "obstructionism" and Obama's failed policies.

Never happen...for several reasons.In the RAT Party,race trumps gender.The only type of challenger that could trump Hussein in '12 is a black woman because she'd be a double victim.

The nomination is his in '12 if he wants it...and he'll want it *regardless* of how low his numbers are.And I think we all know him well enough to know *why* that's true.

26 posted on 10/06/2010 10:35:52 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Hussein nominates and the House and/or the Senate “confirms”....I think.Can't exactly recall how it worked with Ford.
So If Bidin gets caught after January and Obama loses the House and Senate there could be a fine battle.
27 posted on 10/06/2010 10:40:59 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: tbpiper

True that.
And get put his Ice Cream tester to work.


28 posted on 10/06/2010 10:42:53 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: tbpiper
Hey on second thought after reading your post that is not to far fetched IMO.

If you have been following that blog posted here of the mystery insider leaking the mood of the WH you know the insider has been saying Obama is really depressed and is taking pharma’s.

So right there is the he was depressed alibi.

29 posted on 10/06/2010 10:46:29 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: mountainlion
Question: If Joe Byden were found guilty of something and removed from office, what is the process to replace him?

I think the proper phrase is "draw a cartoon".

30 posted on 10/06/2010 10:49:56 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: mountainlion

This actually happened fairly recently with Spiro Agnew, Richard Nixon’s vice president, resigned from office. Richard Nixon then appointed Gerald Ford as Agnew’s replacement.


31 posted on 10/06/2010 11:23:01 AM PDT by krogers58
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To: freekitty

Hillary went out of to state she was a far left progressive in the 2008 presidential primary. She did a thesis in college on Saul Alinsky who she then credited with being an inspirational figure. When she lost the primary she supported Obama. Case Closed. Hillaty is Obama lite. For one thing she might be even lefter than Bill Clinton. And Bill was bad enough. The problem with the far out left is they hide and lie and pretend to be people they are not. But the true colors come out anyways. So you can’t trust them.


32 posted on 10/06/2010 11:36:18 AM PDT by Mozilla
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Hillary went out of the way to state she was a far left progressive in the 2008 presidential primary. She did a thesis in college on Saul Alinsky who she then credited with being an inspirational figure. When she lost the primary she supported Obama. Case Closed. Hillaty is Obama lite. For one thing she might be even lefter than Bill Clinton. And Bill was bad enough. The problem with the far out left is they hide and lie and pretend to be people they are not. But the true colors come out anyways. So you can’t trust them.


33 posted on 10/06/2010 11:37:07 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Gay State Conservative

This would be BO’s only way to keep her from mounting a direct challenge to his renomination. ANd I don’t think her ego would let her play second fiddle to him and he would be afraid of arkancide.


34 posted on 10/06/2010 12:11:40 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: krogers58
This actually happened fairly recently with Spiro Agnew, Richard Nixon’s vice president, resigned from office. Richard Nixon then appointed Gerald Ford as Agnew’s replacement.

So if Hillary replaced Biden then she could take out Obama and become president without being elected.

35 posted on 10/06/2010 12:41:41 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: ken5050

I figured that she wanted the top spot. I also believe that she cannot win.

LLS


36 posted on 10/06/2010 1:45:01 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: businessprofessor

I agree... and she has no hidden past... and I believe she cannot win because of that.

LLS


37 posted on 10/06/2010 1:49:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: businessprofessor

I agree... and she has no hidden past... and I believe she cannot win because of that.

LLS


38 posted on 10/06/2010 1:50:26 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Schnucki

She will not be the VP candidate but will be the Presidential candidate. Obama will not be running in 2012.


39 posted on 10/06/2010 6:09:04 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: nutmeg

Why should she want to play ‘second fiddle’ to BHO when she can travel all over the world and be treated like a queen by other countries?


40 posted on 10/06/2010 9:06:02 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 ("The summer of recovery will be followed by the fall of the regime." Howie Carr 9/3/10 WXTK Radio)
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To: Schnucki
She wants to president again? Aw, sheeeesh!

The oval office rug hasn't been cleaned yet since Slick was relieved of his filthy habits there.

Give the White House cleaning crew a break!!!

41 posted on 10/06/2010 11:56:35 PM PDT by SlightOfTongue
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