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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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To: Perdogg
....only if Plugs Obiden would suddenly develop some sort of heart malfunction could he pull it off....within the next few days. Ya know for the good of the party, Hildabeast would step up to the plate, for the good of the party, and Bubba, just off the luncheon with Obambi could stand quietly in admiration of the newest “ticket”
51 posted on 09/09/2008 6:46:14 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: topfile
"I personnally feel it’s an excellent idea and hope with every fiber of my being that Obama does this very thing."

Ok, but watch your cholesterol.

52 posted on 09/09/2008 6:46:53 PM PDT by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: Perdogg

IMHO, it would be a disaster of epic proportions for 0Bama if he threw Biden under the bus and tried to snag Hillary or Selebius(sp?), for many reasons.

-Any move along these lines would be seen for the crass pandering that it is. Only the hardest core moonbat would buy any other story. That’s assuming Hillary or Selebius would even deign to consider the VP at this point. My feeling would be “oh, I wasn’t good enough when you were winning, but now you need my help? Bleep you and the horse you rode in on, buddy.”

-It would raises enormous questions on the “judgment” 0bama keeps harping about. The guy you picked to be your second, after long deliberation and vetting, suddenly isn’t good enough? How can we trust you to appoint Dog Catcher after that?

-Even more damaging on the judgment issue, it would define 0bama as someone who cuts and runs when things get tough. Part of being a leader of *any sort* is standing by your decisions, and accepting the consequences when they don’t work out like you planned. The world is watching, and you can bet that any perceived (read: exploitable) weakness by a candidate will be noted by both our allies and rivals.

-Biden has no reason to go quietly into that night. I dislike Biden, but he’s given the 0bama camp no cause for his dismissal. Were I him, I would raise ten kinds of Cain if I were asked to step off the ticket.


54 posted on 09/09/2008 6:48:15 PM PDT by DemforBush (Palin! Palin! Palin!)
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To: Perdogg
If Obama replaced Biden it'd be suicide. But Biden might 'develop health issues' and ask to be released, and that could work, at least among the faithful. But I don't see Obama replacing Biden with Hillary, he's got an elegant sufficiency of viragos already. Donna Brazile might be a good pick, a veteran party soldier willing to carry the flag in what would probably be a losing cause by then.
55 posted on 09/09/2008 6:49:44 PM PDT by Grut
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To: DemforBush

The fact that we are even entertaining this in such a manner is telling.


56 posted on 09/09/2008 6:49:59 PM PDT by Perdogg (Maverick - Barracuda 2008)
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To: Perdogg

He might get away with it if Biden had to drop out for health or other personal reasons but they would have to be verifiable so as not to be seen as a ruse.

Basically risky, more downside than up.


57 posted on 09/09/2008 6:50:20 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: bigbob

You can put lipstick on a Biden, it’s still a Biden!


58 posted on 09/09/2008 6:50:54 PM PDT by midnightson (Mama-the ultimate prognosticator- said there'd be days like this.)
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To: Perdogg

It can only be done if Biden dies in a small plane crash, or is suddenly revealed to have incurable cancer in an advanced state, or is otherwise seen to be unfit to run.

I’m sure the Dems could easily arrange that, if they chose to. Hillary’s machine or the Chicago mob would be happy to help.

But would people actually believe the official story if they did this?

Who knows? The Joisey Dems managed to change horses right before the election, and pulled it off. It depends how many moonbats there are and how many dead people and illegals plan to vote.


59 posted on 09/09/2008 6:52:05 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: hunter112
John McCain seems absolutely delighted that his crowds have swelled because of Sarah Palin. He's not completely full of himself.

I have to announce to all here that I was completely wrong in my prediction as to what McCain would do regarding a VP.

I was sure there was absolutely no way he would choose anyone that would take any of the spotlight away from him. I believed that his ego would not permit him to do this.

I stand corrected. I also admit he is running a much better campaign that I anticipated.

I still don't trust him on GW and illegals. But we will fight those battles after the election, if he wins.

60 posted on 09/09/2008 6:53:13 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Perdogg

What would be the consequences if Obama tried to replace Biden with a woman?




61 posted on 09/09/2008 6:54:03 PM PDT by CurlyBill (Barak Obama wants Dhimmitude for America)
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To: Perdogg

Too bad John Edwards isn’t available. I think she’s pregnant.


62 posted on 09/09/2008 6:55:17 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Perdogg
“What would be the consequences if Obama tried to replace Biden with a woman?”

The election would be over at that point.
Obama will just have to hold on and hope McCain/Palin self destructs.

Obama made his bed, now he has to lay in it. Biden is his baby now for better or worse.

They are panicking. The below is from a blog (womanagainstsarahpalin) that was emailed to me from someone who does not know my beliefs. This is just an excerpt:

“Friends and compatriots,
We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce-on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate-that has a real possibility of becoming fact.

Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is against sex education, the pro-choice platform, environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech (as mayor she wanted to ban books and attempted to fire the librarian who stood against her), gun control, the separation of church and state, and polar bears. To say nothing of her complete lack of real preparation to become the second-most-powerful person on the planet.”

63 posted on 09/09/2008 6:56:27 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Help fight the left's anointed candidate, contribute and work for McCain/Palin..)
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To: Perdogg

The moment has passed...
He could do it but it would be cheap imitation.


64 posted on 09/09/2008 6:56:33 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Perdogg

65 posted on 09/09/2008 6:57:25 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I don’t share others’ confidence. Biden is a disaster; from our perspective, he’s just the gift that keeps on giving and giving and giving.

But I fear that, if Biden dropped out “for the country’s sake,” and Hillary! replaced him, we’d have real, real trouble.

Since Clinton 1, and even more since Clinton 2, I have had NO (ZERO) confidence in American voters. Gore being a close call didn’t help.


66 posted on 09/09/2008 6:59:14 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Perdogg

He’d be revealed as the ass he is.


67 posted on 09/09/2008 7:03:34 PM PDT by hope (Howard Wolfson: "She put a knife in him with a smile")
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To: Perdogg

Don’t know if The O could do replace him or not, but personally I don’t see BIDEN as being the problem here!!!!!


68 posted on 09/09/2008 7:03:57 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

Yup. If he can’t pick the right running mate on the first shot, what tough decision si he going to muck up the first time, and maybe second and third time...


69 posted on 09/09/2008 7:04:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Perdogg

If Barry is going to replace Biden, he better hurry and up and do it. States are starting to print up ballots right now for the November election.

If Barry has to replace Biden late in the campaign, then the new Veep candidate’s name may not appear on the ballot. Or the states will have to spend a lot of money to change the ballots. Which will anger state and local officials.


70 posted on 09/09/2008 7:06:07 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34
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To: Perdogg

I think that even if Biden said due to a health condition he had to drop out there would be widespread disbelief. With the polls going the way they are the buz would be that Biden got tossed under the bus. Even if the illness was true I think most people would look at and say yeah, right Joe. Think Obama is stuck with Biden unless he feels he is going to lose anyway, why not try it.


71 posted on 09/09/2008 7:06:18 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: Perdogg

Is there an Intrade for Hillary becoming the Democratic Presidential candidate were Obama to be disqualified and Biden to quit?


72 posted on 09/09/2008 7:07:43 PM PDT by bvw
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To: DTogo
For the MSM it would be “Change we will believe in”

Quick!!!....everyone change to MSNBC...Biden is announcing his decision to seek a sex change...LIVE!!!

73 posted on 09/09/2008 7:07:49 PM PDT by topfile
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To: CaliforniaCon
To all

Its in Hillary and her Clintonoid followers best interest that Obama’s campaign hits the ground at hyperspeed velocity. The bigger the crash and the more collateral damage (Meaning the democrats lose one of both houses of congress!) the better for Hillary & company to come in and pick up the pieces. Dean would be discredited she & her minions would be given total control of the entire party apparatus. It would be years of swag for her & her crowd !

74 posted on 09/09/2008 7:09:06 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Perdogg

Not only could he do it, but I guarantee he is GOING to do it. Look for Biden to withdraw within three to four weeks, if not sooner.


75 posted on 09/09/2008 7:09:14 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now
The only plan that could possibly work would be for 0bama to resign the presidential nomination and let Hillary step in as top banana. For the good of the party, Biden removes himself as Veep nominee and Hillary offers that to 0bama.

However, this would entail a suppression of egos that I feel is unlikely, if not impossible. For the good of the Party, you see. Also, moveon.org and foreign supporters didn't lay out all that cash for their golden boy to play second fiddle.

76 posted on 09/09/2008 7:10:38 PM PDT by informavoracious (The Other Guy Blinked)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Or with Hillary?

Not after the slam she delivered him yesterday I think. Don't know what it was, but guess it was a good one.

77 posted on 09/09/2008 7:10:56 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: Perdogg

It’s already been done now. If obambi tries it, it will look like a gratuitous imitation.


78 posted on 09/09/2008 7:11:13 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Perdogg

What would be the consequences if Obama tried to replace Biden with a woman?

Sex “Change” you can believe in.

He would win San Francisco. Maybe.


79 posted on 09/09/2008 7:11:34 PM PDT by KenM
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To: Jeff Chandler
"He could try. The media would applaud it. As things stand, he's toast. Pumpernickel."

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80 posted on 09/09/2008 7:13:49 PM PDT by ~Vor~
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To: Rutles4Ever

Good synopsis.


81 posted on 09/09/2008 7:14:25 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now
He’d look like a fool and a panderer.

So there'd be no change in his appearance?
82 posted on 09/09/2008 7:17:39 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Jeff Chandler
"As things stand, he's toast. Pumpernickel."


83 posted on 09/09/2008 7:19:05 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Biden will withdraw, citing family issues or a medical condition. Biden is no asset to Obambi, and Obambi must now realize it by now. Obambi is now running againt Sarah Palin, the Republican VEEP candidate, and not against McCain, which diminishes Obambi in the average voter’s eyes (the prez candidate from a major party finds it necessary to run against the VP candidate of the rival party? That is fatal to the prez candidate).

The Dims see their hopes being dashed, and the Dim elite will be putting all kinds of pressure on the ticket to make some changes, and you know the change being demanded won’t be directed towards Obambi. The Dim ticket has no choice: Biden has to go and either Hildabeast or Sibelius will be brought on board.


84 posted on 09/09/2008 7:20:13 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Perdogg

No. Biden is on the ballot in all 50 states and there are laws regarding that.

The Dems did this when Lautenberg was tanking in the polls for NJ Governor, and barely got away with it (Dem-friendly court).

There would be lawsuits in all 50 states, if not directly by third parties having difficulty legitimately getting on state ballots.


85 posted on 09/09/2008 7:24:57 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Obama thanks McCain for not questioning his Muslim faith)
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To: Perdogg

Sibelius? Did you hear her speak at the Dem convention? What a horrible voice! Like nails on a blackboard. No one could listen to her for more than a couple of minutes.


86 posted on 09/09/2008 7:25:03 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: crazyhorse691

Sounds like ‘Arkancide’ would be in order.


87 posted on 09/09/2008 7:26:54 PM PDT by balk (thefightnetwork.com)
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To: ought-six

I’m surprised that Obama chose Biden in the first place. He brought no one to Obama’s campaign that wasn’t already for him. It wasn’t a terrible choice, but it was a very uninspired one. I wonder how many of Obama’s supporters yawned when they got the news?


88 posted on 09/09/2008 7:28:40 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: cincinnati65
...Biden would have to come up with ... a mystery ailment...

OMG! He blew his hair plugs!

89 posted on 09/09/2008 7:28:47 PM PDT by uglybiker (1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d 2 g3t l41d)
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To: ought-six

This “Biden gets dropped” theory has been merrily kicked around here, but is it realistic? what on the left really indicates this is seriously being considered, and isn’t just right-wing fantasy (delicious as it is)?


90 posted on 09/09/2008 7:30:00 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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To: Perdogg
Obama had plenty of time to choose a VP.

Would he start a war with Iran - then try to change his mind 2 weeks later?

91 posted on 09/09/2008 7:30:45 PM PDT by GOPJ (No one jumps up and down screaming the sun will rise tomorrow. High emotion indicates fear-Pirsig)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“I’m surprised that Obama chose Biden in the first place. He brought no one to Obama’s campaign that wasn’t already for him. It wasn’t a terrible choice, but it was a very uninspired one. I wonder how many of Obama’s supporters yawned when they got the news?”

The word is that Caroline Kennedy was pushing for Biden, and Obambi did not want to go against the Dim royal family. Since Caroline Kennedy was in charge of the Veep search, it speaks volumes about her lack of depth.


92 posted on 09/09/2008 7:32:21 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Perdogg

What!!!

Biden’s not a woman?????

EEEWWWWW....


93 posted on 09/09/2008 7:33:25 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
If he did this, he would look like an opportunistic flake.

You're being too kind...

94 posted on 09/09/2008 7:35:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (No one jumps up and down screaming the sun will rise tomorrow. High emotion indicates fear-Pirsig)
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To: umgud
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.

Even then, he'd have a tough time convincing the public that the reason was genuine. It'd likely come across as too suspicious and a *me, too* kind of thing. I think that too many people would suspect him of lying from the start.

I think that the only way he could maybe convince people that it was genuine is if he DIDN'T pick a woman.

95 posted on 09/09/2008 7:37:44 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Biden could claim his hair plugs are leaking.


96 posted on 09/09/2008 7:41:08 PM PDT by baiamonte
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To: Perdogg

political suicide


97 posted on 09/09/2008 7:45:44 PM PDT by claymax (Vote for a HERO...........not for the ZERO!)
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To: Perdogg

Helen Thomas?


98 posted on 09/09/2008 7:47:20 PM PDT by motoman
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To: ought-six

What do you think would happen if they replaced Biden with Caroline Kennedy?
Could it happen?


99 posted on 09/09/2008 7:53:30 PM PDT by tax
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To: Perdogg
Biden comes to the conclusion that he must spend more time with his children, who suffered severe mental depression when he was working, and Zer0bama chooses a real woman, ie, one who supports women killing their babies.

The perfect Rat ticket.

100 posted on 09/09/2008 7:55:07 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is an EVIL like no other, and must be ERADICATED)
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