Skip to comments.What would be the consequences if Obama tried to replace Biden with a woman?
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?
Ok, but watch your cholesterol.
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.
The fact that we are even entertaining this in such a manner is telling.
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.
You can put lipstick on a Biden, it’s still a Biden!
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.
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.
Too bad John Edwards isn’t available. I think she’s pregnant.
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.”
The moment has passed...
He could do it but it would be cheap imitation.
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.
He’d be revealed as the ass he is.
Don’t know if The O could do replace him or not, but personally I don’t see BIDEN as being the problem here!!!!!
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...
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.
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.
Is there an Intrade for Hillary becoming the Democratic Presidential candidate were Obama to be disqualified and Biden to quit?
Quick!!!....everyone change to MSNBC...Biden is announcing his decision to seek a sex change...LIVE!!!
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 !
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.
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.
Not after the slam she delivered him yesterday I think. Don't know what it was, but guess it was a good one.
It’s already been done now. If obambi tries it, it will look like a gratuitous imitation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sounds like ‘Arkancide’ would be in order.
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?
OMG! He blew his hair plugs!
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)?
Would he start a war with Iran - then try to change his mind 2 weeks later?
“Im surprised that Obama chose Biden in the first place. He brought no one to Obamas campaign that wasnt already for him. It wasnt a terrible choice, but it was a very uninspired one. I wonder how many of Obamas 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.
Biden’s not a woman?????
You're being too kind...
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.
Biden could claim his hair plugs are leaking.
What do you think would happen if they replaced Biden with Caroline Kennedy?
Could it happen?
The perfect Rat ticket.