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How Biden could become Romney’s VP
Washington Examiner ^ | October 12, 2012 | Philip Klein

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 night’s debate, but there’s a scenario under which Joe Biden could serve as Mitt Romney’s vice president.

As noted in an earlier post, there are plausible scenarios under which next month’s election could result in a 269–269 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 it’s 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.

Here’s 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.


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1 posted on 10/12/2012 3:26:39 PM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

Now that’s a Halloween story.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 3:29:21 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: billorites

Why waste time on this nonsense?


3 posted on 10/12/2012 3:29:56 PM PDT by paul544
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To: billorites

If I were Romney, under such a scenario, I’d walk.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 3:31:00 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: billorites

Romney would make Uncle Joe his b*tch!!


5 posted on 10/12/2012 3:31:15 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: billorites

With the way this election is going, I wouldn’t doubt Romney getting more than 350 EVs


6 posted on 10/12/2012 3:31:39 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Boo!
Oh, God love ya...


7 posted on 10/12/2012 3:32:12 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

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.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 3:33:52 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: billorites

Romeny would demand Biden’s resignation. It would be given one way or the other.

Romney would then put Ryan up for appointment.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 3:34:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012
"Biden could be the tie-breaking vote for himself."

Which, as I understand, would make the VP go blind...

10 posted on 10/12/2012 3:34:40 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

Pulease!!!


11 posted on 10/12/2012 3:34:57 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: billorites

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.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 3:35:34 PM PDT by Cyclops08
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To: struggle

Univ of CO study, which has predicted correctly every election since 1980 says R&R will get at least 325 EVs.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 3:38:03 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: billorites

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.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 3:40:52 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: billorites

Oh please. They will write anything.


16 posted on 10/12/2012 3:41:15 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: billorites

Thanks, now I’ll have nightmares!!


17 posted on 10/12/2012 3:42:02 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 3:44:10 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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To: billorites

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.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 3:49:02 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: billorites
Biden on the left...

Biden showing up at the White House in January...


20 posted on 10/12/2012 3:49:06 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: billorites

The current Senate would chose Obama to be Romney’s VP.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 3:49:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (That was sarcasm, you moron.)
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To: billorites

And if my aunt had certain additional glandular attributes she’d be my uncle


22 posted on 10/12/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: billorites

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!!


23 posted on 10/12/2012 3:59:41 PM PDT by timlilje
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To: billorites
If the mainstream press is coming out with an article like this, it tells me they've already given up on Obama winning.
24 posted on 10/12/2012 4:01:53 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: Shannon

It’s the Washington Examiner- a conservative, Internet-based publication (but a very good one).


25 posted on 10/12/2012 4:05:19 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: billorites
How Biden could become Romney’s VP

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 !!!

26 posted on 10/12/2012 4:05:32 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: billorites

IMHO, Biteme, I mean Biden is a royal a-hole. However, compared to Obama, I really like him a lot !


27 posted on 10/12/2012 4:06:17 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: billorites
Way cool! Romney could send Crazy Joe to Antarctica on a Peace mission for four years.
28 posted on 10/12/2012 4:09:11 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: All

There is also a scenario in which Obama could become vice-president of Venezuela.


29 posted on 10/12/2012 4:10:56 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (E pluribus biden)
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To: billorites

Dear Lord, NO!


30 posted on 10/12/2012 4:22:34 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: billorites

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.


31 posted on 10/12/2012 4:30:29 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Cyclops08

I like your plan. Then the next funeral BiteMe attends would be his own


32 posted on 10/12/2012 4:33:17 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: billorites

I would expect to see Joker Joe making extended glad handing trips to Benghazi, Somalia, Pakistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria........


33 posted on 10/12/2012 4:34:48 PM PDT by Iron Munro (SPEIL)
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To: Jonty30

if Romney walks, that makes Biden PRESIDENT!
YippEE!

(Nero fiddled while Rome burnt down, and now we can have 24/7 jokes from the White House!)

we are sooooooooo blessed!

smile
smile


34 posted on 10/12/2012 4:36:16 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: billorites

“Let me briefly acknowledge tonight’s 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, I’d be remiss also if I didn’t 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.”

Joe Biden


35 posted on 10/12/2012 4:37:39 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: billorites
Philip Klein

Who is this clown?

36 posted on 10/12/2012 4:46:58 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: billorites

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.


37 posted on 10/12/2012 5:09:59 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: billorites

Someone needs to post that picture of the guy slapping himself in the forehead and saying “not this crap again”.


38 posted on 10/12/2012 5:13:06 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: billorites
This is a waste of bandwidth — and Biden is a piece of human debris.
39 posted on 10/12/2012 5:22:56 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: billorites

How scary was this article?


40 posted on 10/12/2012 5:46:33 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: billorites

I would have him placed under arrest as a domestic terrorist and send him to Gitmo.


41 posted on 10/12/2012 5:58:34 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: billorites

There will be blood in the streets if this goes to the House.


42 posted on 10/12/2012 6:08:28 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

there may be blood in the streets .. no matter what ...


43 posted on 10/12/2012 6:52:03 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: timlilje
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

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.

44 posted on 10/12/2012 6:55:59 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Secret Agent Man
Romeny would demand Biden’s resignation. It would be given one way or the other.

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?

45 posted on 10/12/2012 6:57:43 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: oblomov

Gosh, you’re right. My eyes saw Washington Post.


46 posted on 10/12/2012 7:14:06 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: Cyclops08

“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.”

ROFLMAO


47 posted on 10/12/2012 7:16:40 PM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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To: Strategerist

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.


48 posted on 10/12/2012 7:21:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; billorites
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.

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.

49 posted on 10/12/2012 8:20:38 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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