Skip to comments.How Biden could become Romney’s VP
Posted on 10/12/2012 3:26:37 PM PDT by billorites
It might be hard to believe after his assault on Mitt Romney in last nights debate, but theres a scenario under which Joe Biden could serve as Mitt Romneys vice president.
As noted in an earlier post, there are plausible scenarios under which next months election could result in a 269269 electoral vote tie, which would send the presidential election over to the House of Representatives. Such an outcome would favor Romney over President Obama, according to an analysis by the Washington Examiner.
But in such a case, it would fall on the Senate to choose the vice president, with each Senator getting a vote. Given that its quite possible (arguably likely) that Democrats will retain control of the Senate, it means that they could vote for Biden to remain on as VP, even if the House elects Romney as president.
In theory, if the election outcome is a 50-50 Senate, Biden could be the tie-breaking vote for himself. This would allow him to remain on as VP and for the Democrats to retain effective control of the Senate. It would also usher in the Romney-Biden administration.
Heres another, even wilder possibility: If the House ends up deadlocked in choosing a president, then the candidate the Senate chooses as vice president would be sworn in as commander in chief. In other words, this scenario could produce a President Biden.
Now that’s a Halloween story.
Why waste time on this nonsense?
If I were Romney, under such a scenario, I’d walk.
Romney would make Uncle Joe his b*tch!!
With the way this election is going, I wouldn’t doubt Romney getting more than 350 EVs
Oh, God love ya...
If I were Romney and ended up with Biden as VP, I think I’d just go ahead and have him whacked and risk having Boehner step in as replacement.
Romeny would demand Biden’s resignation. It would be given one way or the other.
Romney would then put Ryan up for appointment.
Which, as I understand, would make the VP go blind...
So then Biden wouldn’t be allowed in any cabinet meetings and given no duties, no authority. But he would be a good representative of the president to attend funerals in radical islamic states with a full Benghazi security detail.
Univ of CO study, which has predicted correctly every election since 1980 says R&R will get at least 325 EVs.
It’s a rare possibility — one of the shortcomings of Section 2 of the 25th amendment is that the VP-turned-POTUS can nominate his own successor as is by mere majority vote of both houses.
That rather weakens the states-vote-as-separate delegations clause of the 12th amendment.
Right now Republicans hold 33 delegations; I would be surprised if they lost enough of them to make a difference.
Oh please. They will write anything.
Thanks, now I’ll have nightmares!!
I would put Biden on a one way plane to Mecca and he could hold court there. His bodyguard would be those black panther thugs from Philly. Then could all go down together. Once they were there, I would say things to really get the muzzies mad and they could take it out on Liar Joe.
Three “if”’s and this is all the author can muster?
How about 1. if everyone becomes a conservative and 2. if every conservative could agree on the most conservative candidate and 3. if the MSM stopped taking sides, then Biden and everyone like him would be retired.
Biden showing up at the White House in January...
The current Senate would chose Obama to be Romney’s VP.
And if my aunt had certain additional glandular attributes she’d be my uncle
This guy doesn’t know what he is talking about. The President is elected by the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES not the senate in case of a tie:
The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;
The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President.
It’s in the 12th ammendment. Our house of Reps are solidly republican!!
It’s the Washington Examiner- a conservative, Internet-based publication (but a very good one).
As if this whole process hasn't been enough of a nightmare, YOU have to make it even worse !! Just the thought is enough to make us PUKE purple !!!
IMHO, Biteme, I mean Biden is a royal a-hole. However, compared to Obama, I really like him a lot !
There is also a scenario in which Obama could become vice-president of Venezuela.
Dear Lord, NO!
If that were to happen, I would the suggest that President Romney change the locks the moment that Biden left the White House. He should also change them on the V.P.”s residence to discourage that over-medicated set of of teeth from ever returning.
I like your plan. Then the next funeral BiteMe attends would be his own
I would expect to see Joker Joe making extended glad handing trips to Benghazi, Somalia, Pakistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria........
if Romney walks, that makes Biden PRESIDENT!
(Nero fiddled while Rome burnt down, and now we can have 24/7 jokes from the White House!)
we are sooooooooo blessed!
“Let me briefly acknowledge tonights distinguished honorees. Admiral James Stavridis is a, is the real deal. He can tell you more about and understands the incredible, the phenomenal, the just almost unbelievable capacity of his Navy SEALs and what they did last Sunday (Bin Laden kill).
Folks, Id be remiss also if I didnt say an extra word about the incredible events, extraordinary events of this past Sunday. As Vice President of the United States, as an American, I was in absolute awe of the capacity and dedication of the entire team, both the intelligence community, the CIA, the SEALs. It just was extraordinary.”
Who is this clown?
Such utter crap. That isn’t going to happen.
Joe Lieberman would not vote for Biden as VEEP. And there isn’t going to be a 269-269 tie anyway.
Obamugabe is going to have his ass kicked.
Someone needs to post that picture of the guy slapping himself in the forehead and saying “not this crap again”.
How scary was this article?
I would have him placed under arrest as a domestic terrorist and send him to Gitmo.
There will be blood in the streets if this goes to the House.
there may be blood in the streets .. no matter what ...
Might want to actually read the article before accusing the author of not knowing what they are talking about; in this case, the person not knowing what they are talking about is you.
Senate chooses the Vice President in case of the tie.
Romney would have no power to force Biden to resign and, after last night, what on earth would cause you to believe Biden would resign?
Gosh, you’re right. My eyes saw Washington Post.
“So then Biden wouldnt be allowed in any cabinet meetings and given no duties, no authority. But he would be a good representative of the president to attend funerals in radical islamic states with a full Benghazi security detail.”
he can be removed for treason. or threatened to be. i don’t even think he’d want to gamble on being the first one.
Joe Lieberman would not vote for Biden as VEEP. And there isnt going to be a 269-269 tie anyway.
It's the next Senate elected on November 6 that will vote, not the current Senate. Joe Lieberman is retiring at the end of this Congress, so it would be his successor who would vote.