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Sarah Palin Is Wrong on Replacing Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton (She has 'em all lathered up!)
US News and World Report ^ | August 16, 2012 | Susan Milligan, Kennedy biographer

Posted on 08/16/2012 9:54:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

What is this fixation with replacing Vice President Joe Biden on the presidential ticket with Hillary Clinton?

Sarah Palin became the latest to make the suggestion, which is a pretty good indicator that it would be a bad idea—or at least, a bad idea for the Democrats. Palin, responding to Biden's remarks in Virginia that GOP contender Mitt Romney's plans for Wall Street would "put y'all back in chains," had the following advice, according to Fox News:

"If that's not the nail in the coffin, really, the strategists there in the Obama campaign have got to look at a diplomatic way of replacing Joe Biden on the ticket with Hillary. And I don't want to throw out that suggestion and have them actually accept the suggestion because then an Obama-Hillary Clinton ticket would have a darn good chance of winning."

True, Biden's comments had an unfortunate, although almost certainly inadvertent, racial underpinning to them, especially since his audience had a good share of African-Americans. But then, Romney's recent ad accusing President Obama of gutting welfare reform—a charge that has been widely discredited by independent fact-checkers—has a racial component as well. And telling Obama to "go back to Chicago," a city with a substantial African-American population, could arguably be cast as derisive towards urban America.

But the Clinton talk—which never comes from the White House, but more commonly, from Republicans or some Clinton die-hards who still can't accept that Clinton wasn't the nominee—is still baffling. Biden is an asset, even when he tends to say things without first editing them inside his head (in fact, there's something rather refreshing about that tendency). The vice president is one of the most substantive people in Washington, especially on foreign affairs and budget issues he dealt with for years on the Hill. His relationships with senators on both sides of the aisle help ease the brutally partisan environment in Washington that has kept the two branches from working together.

And while Clinton has done a stellar job as secretary of state, there's no evidence that she would enhance the ticket from an electoral standpoint. There's not only a disturbing degree of racism out there (the determined view that Obama is "other" is sadly proven by the number of people who still don't think he was born in the United States), but there's a strong backlash against female power as well. You think it's hard getting a woman or an African-American elected to high office? Try putting both of them on the same ticket.

Palin, of course, has a right to her opinion. But if she says a Biden-Clinton sub would have been good for the Democratic ticket, you can be well-assured it's not.


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: biden; hillary; obama; palin
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How nice of the author to allow Governor Palin to have an opinion.
1 posted on 08/16/2012 9:55:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The author obviously has not been reading our exchanges here on this subject this morning.


2 posted on 08/16/2012 9:58:08 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin became the latest to make the suggestion, which is a pretty good indicator that it would be a bad idea

Visible PDS, on the part of the author. Stopped reading right there. ;)


3 posted on 08/16/2012 9:58:20 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think she said it to rub salt into the wound of the Hilary follower when he sticks with Biden.


4 posted on 08/16/2012 9:58:42 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: MNDude

Yep.


5 posted on 08/16/2012 10:00:07 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah is a genius.
6 posted on 08/16/2012 10:00:23 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah is enjoying the catbird seat these days.
She gets to stir the anthill and watch ‘em scramble and run into each other.
She is also probably inoculating AGAINST hilary VP by the very fact the dims would be loath to be seen “obeying” her.
I love it.


7 posted on 08/16/2012 10:03:28 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the author is wrong...but I hope obama heeds her advice. I think adding Hillary would help obama a LOT. On the other hand, I think Biden really really helps the GOP.

I hope he stays.


8 posted on 08/16/2012 10:03:47 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: eCSMaster

Oh Sarah gets in their heads and haunts their dreams.

Muhahhahahaaha!


9 posted on 08/16/2012 10:04:03 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin...(...all lathered up!)

I’m kinda distracted by that headline.


10 posted on 08/16/2012 10:04:26 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The author SWINGS AND MISSES.

LLS


11 posted on 08/16/2012 10:04:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmm, what to do, Dear Leader? Stick with Biden? Gaffes galore until election day? Or take the advice of Sarah Palin? That would indicate she was actually pretty politically savvy, right? Not the dumb bimbo you’ve been trying to portray her as?

I would actually wade Into DU to read the meltdown if that were to happen!


12 posted on 08/16/2012 10:04:55 AM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She lobbed that hand grenade into Ubama's lap for the sheer fun of it.
13 posted on 08/16/2012 10:05:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin is clearly living rent-free in this author’s head!


14 posted on 08/16/2012 10:05:23 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Migraine

She knew exactly what she was saying and I’m glad she said it.
The Dems would be loathe to take her advice. It was a very shrewd move.


15 posted on 08/16/2012 10:06:46 AM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; MestaMachine
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e174/KyraAyn/Sarah/OSYDIA.jpg

16 posted on 08/16/2012 10:07:05 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
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To: Migraine
I think you are absolutely correct. In fact I think Mrs Palin gives the Democrats your tagline. In spades.
17 posted on 08/16/2012 10:07:19 AM PDT by Tupelo (Sara Palin.............my write in vote for 2012)
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To: MNDude

I’ve got three lib sisters who’d love it if Obama dumped Biden and replaced him with Hillary. One of my sisters doesn’t much like Obama, but she hates Republicans worse. She was not happy when Obama beat out Hillary for the nomination.


18 posted on 08/16/2012 10:08:48 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

“Visible PDS, on the part of the author.”

What does PDS stand for?


19 posted on 08/16/2012 10:10:19 AM PDT by RedStateNotShirt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Governor Palin lives rent free in their heads.


20 posted on 08/16/2012 10:10:45 AM PDT by Internet Walnut
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