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What would be the consequences if Obama tried to replace Biden with a woman?
Sept 9, 08 | Perdogg

Posted on 09/09/2008 6:28:34 PM PDT by Perdogg

I am not sure if intrading is trading on the Proposition that Obama drops Biden for Clinton or Sibelius, but what would be the political consequences if he were to attempt to do it?

Could he actually do it and get away with it?


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1 posted on 09/09/2008 6:28:34 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
What would be the consequences if Obama tried to replace Biden with a woman?

Or with Hillary?

2 posted on 09/09/2008 6:29:57 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Barack Obama has "Jumped the Pig".)
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To: Jeff Chandler

LOL!


3 posted on 09/09/2008 6:31:03 PM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: Perdogg

He’d look like a fool and a panderer.


4 posted on 09/09/2008 6:31:15 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now (Beware of Obama bearing gifts! Don't bring Trojan Horse Obama into the White House.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Good one!


5 posted on 09/09/2008 6:31:18 PM PDT by GnL
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To: Perdogg

Political suicide. It would be viewed as a desperation move.

I like it.....


6 posted on 09/09/2008 6:31:33 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: Perdogg

For the MSM it would be “Change we will believe in”


7 posted on 09/09/2008 6:31:34 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Well, could he do it?


8 posted on 09/09/2008 6:31:38 PM PDT by Perdogg (Maverick - Barracuda 2008)
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To: Perdogg

For the MSM it would be “Change we will believe in”


9 posted on 09/09/2008 6:31:43 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Perdogg

That would effectively be the end of the election for Obama. He can’t give people the impression that he couldn’t he even get his decision on a running mate in the correct column. It would be too late, and the hope of getting a new pick out into the public eye would be massively shrouded by the story of Biden getting dropped.

Put it this way, if he dumps Biden, he’s telling the country, “I think I’m going to lose”, and, frankly, people don’t vote for losers.


10 posted on 09/09/2008 6:31:46 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: Perdogg

I think it would look to the people that he was in a panic and he would only do it to win, not to do the right thing. I also believe that his wife stopped him from appointing Hillary. They hate each other.


11 posted on 09/09/2008 6:31:48 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Perdogg
Could he actually do it and get away with it?

The answer is no...

12 posted on 09/09/2008 6:32:38 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Perdogg

Like Rudy said, “Fitty Watt” Biden needs to get the Veep offer in writing.


13 posted on 09/09/2008 6:32:50 PM PDT by Yankee
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To: Perdogg
Well, could he do it?

He could try. The media would applaud it. As things stand, he's toast. Pumpernickel.

14 posted on 09/09/2008 6:33:05 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Barack Obama has "Jumped the Pig".)
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To: Perdogg

When you have Obama on the ticket, why would you need another girl?


15 posted on 09/09/2008 6:34:12 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Perdogg
What would be the consequences if Obama tried to replace Biden with a woman?

I think it is more likely that Biden replaces Obama with a woman...

16 posted on 09/09/2008 6:34:17 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (UN the horse you rode in on.)
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To: Perdogg

He could get away with it with his acolytes and disciples.

That includes the MSM.

But not with anyone outside that group.

That dog would not hunt.

And that pig would not oink.


17 posted on 09/09/2008 6:34:18 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: RC2
Seen on Myspace a few days ago - Dem trial balloon?


18 posted on 09/09/2008 6:34:37 PM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald
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To: Perdogg; Cicero; ExTexasRedhead; JaneNC; PhiKapMom; Salvation; Diana in Wisconsin; JulieRNR21; ...
Had he chosen a more inspiring running mate, it would have partially blunted the impact of the Palin nomination. However, it's way too late now. If he did this, he would look like an opportunistic flake.
19 posted on 09/09/2008 6:34:44 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: indylindy

LOL!


20 posted on 09/09/2008 6:34:49 PM PDT by Perdogg (Maverick - Barracuda 2008)
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To: Perdogg

In order to make it look half-way convincing, Biden would have to fall on his sword in some spectacular way, and Obama would “reluctantly” select another running mate. Only way it flies with the public. Could be done.


21 posted on 09/09/2008 6:35:44 PM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: bajabaja

too funny!!!! LMAO


22 posted on 09/09/2008 6:35:52 PM PDT by Perdogg (Maverick - Barracuda 2008)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
He could probably do it, but Biden would have to come up with either 1) a mystery ailment, or 2) a mega-scandel that would force him to resign. #1 probably works best with Biden's history, the positives of a sympathy play, and the lack of negatives of outright dropping him in favor of a woman.

Short of scenario 1 or 2, it would be absolute political suicide to just pull Biden in favor of a woman. While the MSM would fight to sweep it under the rug, McCain would have massive fodder to run on commercials on the indecisiveness and wrong decisions of Obama. Do you REALLY trust him to be President?

23 posted on 09/09/2008 6:36:46 PM PDT by cincinnati65 (Lucky participant in 189 different Nigerian business deals......still waiting on payment.)
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To: agooga

i would not be surprised if he did it.


24 posted on 09/09/2008 6:36:48 PM PDT by Perdogg (Maverick - Barracuda 2008)
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To: Perdogg

Now. What would the consequences be if Obiden tried to replace Obama at the top of the ticket with a woman. LOL!


25 posted on 09/09/2008 6:37:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: DTogo
No doubt it would be explained as based on some new information about Biden's health...the media would buy it, but the public maybe not. Picking Biden was the first quasi-presidential act for Obama, and it's not looking like such a wise decision. If the public knew Biden better, it would look even worse.

Putin would presumably prefer a Democrat in the White House, but his invasion of Georgia led Obama to pick Biden and that may help ensure McCain's victory.

26 posted on 09/09/2008 6:38:55 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Perdogg

Sure he could do it...and he would make McGovern look like a winner by the time the election was over. The only scenario I can envision would be if Biden were to have a serious accident or illness that would garner some sort of public sympathy that would carryover into the campaign with a new and healthy VP pick. And if Hillary is chosen, Obama would succumb to illness by Feb.2009.


27 posted on 09/09/2008 6:39:41 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (McCain will screw the conservatives, but, Obama will screw the whole country.)
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To: Perdogg

I have actually thought of this.


28 posted on 09/09/2008 6:39:56 PM PDT by waxer1 ( What is the difference between a pitbull and a hockey mom? lipstick-Gov Palin)
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To: cincinnati65

I am scared that Biden’s head is going to explode on Oct 23nd during the debate.


29 posted on 09/09/2008 6:40:01 PM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: Perdogg

Can’t a man just eat his waffles in peace?


30 posted on 09/09/2008 6:40:15 PM PDT by rabidralph (She shoots, she scores!)
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To: Perdogg

I think it would be political suicide...

Still, he needs to do SOMETHING.

So maybe he could have Biden start wearing dresses and heels instead!


31 posted on 09/09/2008 6:40:24 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Perdogg
There's a very clear difference in the two candidates that might not have been evident a month ago. It's called Ego.

John McCain seems absolutely delighted that his crowds have swelled because of Sarah Palin. He's not completely full of himself. I guess getting the crap beaten out of you for five and a half years by the Cong does that to you.

On the other hand, Barry had to be the star of his own show, and he certainly didn't want to share any spotlight with the Toons. So he deliberately picked the second most boring man who ran against him (sorry, I gotta put Chris Doddering at the head of that list!)

Pride goeth before a fall.

32 posted on 09/09/2008 6:40:29 PM PDT by hunter112 (Gov. Palin is ten times the woman Hillary could've hoped to be, if she had stayed a "Goldwater Girl")
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To: Verginius Rufus

Why not Jamie Gorelick or Madelin AllBright?


33 posted on 09/09/2008 6:40:49 PM PDT by Perdogg (Maverick - Barracuda 2008)
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To: Perdogg

In a just world, he would be accused of pandering. In a just world, he would be derided as a copycat.

However, he is the Messiah. He is the One. He is He Who Can Do No Wrong.

So McCain would be accused of copying Obama.


34 posted on 09/09/2008 6:41:00 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: cincinnati65

I remember hearing recently about a politician who was heard to ask in public, “I’m not indecisive, am I?”


35 posted on 09/09/2008 6:41:05 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Perdogg

I heard this speculation from a close friend today.
I personnally feel it’s an excellent idea and hope
with every fiber of my being that Obama does this
very thing.


36 posted on 09/09/2008 6:41:33 PM PDT by topfile
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To: Perdogg

Arkancide?


37 posted on 09/09/2008 6:41:50 PM PDT by DrewsDad (PIERCE the EARMARKS)
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To: Jeff Chandler
He could away with it only by killing Biden.
After the Palin-Biden debate.

(Accidentally, of course.)

Hillary does NOT want to debate Sarah, so his death (er, medical leave to replace his cut off head) has to happen after that debate.

38 posted on 09/09/2008 6:41:54 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Perdogg
Given Barry's comments today, might I suggest:


39 posted on 09/09/2008 6:42:00 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Obamaniacs to Governor Palin: Woman, shut your mouth and get back in the kitchen where you belong!)
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To: Perdogg

If something came up and he had a very good reason to replace Biden, (like a history of electric shock treatments) he could then probably get away with it. Elsewise, he’s stuck with Biden.


40 posted on 09/09/2008 6:42:16 PM PDT by umgud
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To: indylindy

“When you have Obama on the ticket, why would you need another girl?”

LOL! First belly-laugh of the day. Thanks! :)


41 posted on 09/09/2008 6:42:38 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Perdogg

He would supported by diehards saying it’s change.

But he would lose anyway. He is going to lose.


42 posted on 09/09/2008 6:43:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Perdogg

It would only work if: (Insert that Guliani long legs, fishnet hosiery photo here)


43 posted on 09/09/2008 6:43:24 PM PDT by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: Perdogg
Why not Janet Reno, to ensure a victory in Florida?

Albright is a naturalized citizen, so she's not eligible.

44 posted on 09/09/2008 6:43:26 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: hunter112

Just like Nixon in 1968.


45 posted on 09/09/2008 6:43:29 PM PDT by Perdogg (Maverick - Barracuda 2008)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
He could away with it only by killing Biden.

So he needs the Clintons after all?

46 posted on 09/09/2008 6:44:19 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Barack Obama has "Jumped the Pig".)
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To: Perdogg

Remember Thomas Eagleton?


47 posted on 09/09/2008 6:44:41 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Jeff Chandler

What are the over/under for Biden staying healthy right now?


48 posted on 09/09/2008 6:44:46 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Thanks for reminding me, what a relief.


49 posted on 09/09/2008 6:45:24 PM PDT by Perdogg (Maverick - Barracuda 2008)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
"Ron Brown's body lies amouldering in its grave..."

Obama doesn't want to die in office...he won't pick Hillary even if Biden bows out.

50 posted on 09/09/2008 6:45:44 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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