Skip to comments.White House says Obama did not consider dropping Biden from 2012 ticket
Posted on 11/01/2013 10:08:52 PM PDT by Olog-hai
U.S. President Barack Obama never considered the idea of dropping Vice President Joe Biden from his 2012 re-election team and replacing him with Hillary Clinton, the White House said on Friday.
Double Down, a new book on the 2012 campaign, says Obamas top aides considered the notion but decided not to pursue it because it did not materially improve Obamas odds.
White House spokesman Jay Carney, pressed on the issue at his daily news briefing, did not deny that such an idea was floated within Obamas re-election campaign.
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As I’ve noted before, it would be admitting that Teh Awesome made a mistake tapping him in the first place. And Teh Awesome doesn’t make mistakes.*
He’s still very young politically speaking.He should QUIT 2 years into his 2nd term & give us Prez. Biden. Who cares?He doesn’t. That would stick it to Hillary and set himself up for future run. Supreme court?
Every president evaluates the political positives and negatives about keeping their VP during a re-election campaign.
Chances are Biden has something that he holds over Obama’s head. With all his years in political office, I’m sure Biden knows all Obama’s secrets.
Which means they’re still thinking about it.
I believe that Obama's actual quote was "If you like your vice president, you can keep him."
Zero would’ve been nuts to have replaced Plugs with Shrillary. He’d have never been able to get on an airplane for his second term (reference: Ron Brown).
He wasn’t considering dropping Biden, however he was contemplating pushing him aside...
Plugs is job insurance, like Algore was for Clinton.
It’s called a diversion...
What would the White House know? It’s a flippin’ building! It can’t talk!
Another case of Obama reading about it in the newspaper like everyone else. These guys need to change their sheet music.
In his book “On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors” John Z. Delorean said “Weak, incompetent managers promote the least likely candidate.” They don’t want to risk pressure from below.
Obozo took Biden, only because Karl was not available.
Very plausible. Kind of an envy, pride based politics.
Actually explains some things at the place where I’ve been working recently. Nebbish over-boss calls in under-boss who can’t threaten him because he lacks the capabilities. Both bosses call me in to work for them. Wonderful, no? Well, no. Bosses have chaotic management style and then wonder why I’m not hopping along at warp speed.
[Bosses have chaotic management style and then wonder why I’m not hopping along at warp speed.]
And then, some “witchy” person in HR who hates both bosses AND me, comes in and spoils it all. I think I’m in a soap opera :-)
“Translated””White House DID Consider Dropping “BiteMe”For 2012 Ticket”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the LORD. / And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.Perhaps the walls of the White House can bear witness in a similar manner?