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Obama Has Plenty of Time to Drop Biden
Weeklystandard.com ^

Posted on 08/15/2012 9:52:22 AM PDT by Perdogg

President Barack Obama has slightly more than 22 days to drop Vice Presidential Joe Biden from the 2012 Democratic presidential ticket, according to lawyers familiar with the party nominating process. That is, Democrats have until September 6 to formally nominate their presidential ticket which will then be qualified for the 50 state ballots

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KEYWORDS: 2012issues; 2012veep; bho2012; biden
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1 posted on 08/15/2012 9:52:29 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

If he drops Biden, it would be admitting a mistake, which he has never done yet. Unless...............he blames Bush for Biden.


2 posted on 08/15/2012 9:55:26 AM PDT by RC2 (Support the Wounded Warrior Project......please.)
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To: RC2

This election would be officially over.


3 posted on 08/15/2012 9:57:02 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: RC2

He doesn’t have to drop Biden. Biden can just say that he has a health problem or some other excuse and “voluntarily” remove himself from the ticket.


4 posted on 08/15/2012 9:57:56 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Perdogg; RC2

I was thinking that this morning. Why is Biden cranking up the offensive gaffe machine?

Because then Biden can beg off the ticket, apologize for being the crazy uncle in the attic.

And cheer on his replacement.

Obama doesn’t have to admit anything. He “respects Biden and appreciates all his great efforts.”


5 posted on 08/15/2012 9:59:05 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Perdogg

Day before the election he can issue and executive order.


6 posted on 08/15/2012 9:59:16 AM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: Perdogg

Bite-me will not be on the ticket . . . he’ll drop off due to, oh, say health problems, going thru mentalpause, going thru old-timer’s, or whatever.

Hitlery, who’s been having lots of spackle and putty jobs on her face these past few years will ride to the rescue of the ticket.


7 posted on 08/15/2012 9:59:32 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: dartuser

Day before the election he can issue an* executive order.


8 posted on 08/15/2012 10:00:29 AM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: Perdogg

Won’t happen.
Biden may be the only Democrat that’s dumber the Obama.


9 posted on 08/15/2012 10:01:46 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: Perdogg

I still think SFB Joey “Plugs” Bidet (IDIOT-DE) is going to pull-out due to “health reasons”. Who’ll be the moron-vp’s replacement? No idea whatsoever.


10 posted on 08/15/2012 10:02:22 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Perdogg

The polling from this weekend, and the fund raising, must have scared the Dems.


11 posted on 08/15/2012 10:02:29 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: laweeks
I doubt Hillary would take 2nd chair to anyone. Unless her she knows that the GOP will get the House and Senate with enough people to impeach (F&F, et al.) and will assume the presidency?

Besides, Bill Clintons own words would be played against her, plus her Dem primary ads against Obama would resurface and make a miserable time for that team to "reset" with only a few months to go.

12 posted on 08/15/2012 10:02:39 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Perdogg

13 posted on 08/15/2012 10:03:48 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: carriage_hill

Debbie Wasserman Schultz


14 posted on 08/15/2012 10:04:46 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: laweeks

Biden would get absolutely destroyed in a debate with Paul Ryan.

On the other hand he is useful, because he can plant ideas like giving black voters the idea that Romney might bring back slavery, while at the same time giving Obama the deniability of blaming “that crazy Joe”.

Plus he’s the best life insurance policy Obama could ever have.


15 posted on 08/15/2012 10:05:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perdogg
I smell an EIB parody song here...

"I Dropped Plugs Biden, but I did not shoot OBL..."

LOL !!!

16 posted on 08/15/2012 10:07:05 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

come up with the lyrics and send them to Rush.


17 posted on 08/15/2012 10:09:30 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: Perdogg

PLEASE, DEAR GOD, LET IT HAPPEN! lol.


18 posted on 08/15/2012 10:09:34 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Perdogg

Meaning we would walk with it? I am not sure about this. The posts I have read on here say that HRC would not want to attach her name to BHO and a potentially losing ticket. After all, if Romney wins, she could run against him at the TOP of the ticket in 4 years.
I do think having HRC on the ticket would make it a LOT stronger but you’d still be looking at 4 more years of same. All said, I think I would rather he stick with Joe.


19 posted on 08/15/2012 10:10:00 AM PDT by luv2ski
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To: Perdogg
Biden is indeed a drag to Obama, but dropping him — even if Biden steps down for some contrived reason — would make Obama look even weaker than he already is.

As a Republican, I thank God for Obama. As some wag on the web out it: “Biden is the gift that keeps on giving.”

20 posted on 08/15/2012 10:10:00 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: Perdogg
I doubt Hillary would take 2nd chair to anyone.

Hitlery won't be taking 2nd chair if Obambastard wins . . .. not for long. Ever hear of Vince Foster?

Obamboozle will have to spend every day having a food taster, a body guard, and refusing to go behind any closed doors with Hitlery.

21 posted on 08/15/2012 10:10:49 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Perdogg

Dropping Biden would be a small concession. With Obama you get the whole package deal. His 40 or 50 czars and his Insane Clown Posse cabinet. Who can take 4 more years of the likes of Holder, Nepolitano, Siebelius, Solis and Panetta?


22 posted on 08/15/2012 10:10:59 AM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But it's going to get a lot Tougher if you vote for Obama in Nov.)
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To: utahagen
Correction: I meant to write, “I thank God for Biden”.
23 posted on 08/15/2012 10:11:10 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: Perdogg

No matter how they pull it off — Biden health reasons or whatever — Palin can still say “I told you so”.


24 posted on 08/15/2012 10:11:40 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Perdogg

Joe says things that make Obama look smart- because the Obama team tells him to!

He’d have to be dropped at the very last minute so the new VP candidate doesn’t have time to accidentally act like a normally intelligent person and show Obama for the foolish idiot he is.


25 posted on 08/15/2012 10:12:29 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Perdogg

The question is why did he chose him in 2008? Maybe blackmail?

If so, could he drop him now?


26 posted on 08/15/2012 10:12:59 AM PDT by Amntn
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To: paul in cape
Biden may be the only Democrat that’s dumber the Obama.

There's a lot of competition for that title. My nominee is Democrat congressman Hank Johnson, who famously worried that the Island of Guam would tip over if too many U.S. troops were stationed there.

27 posted on 08/15/2012 10:13:57 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Perdogg

We could have a lot of fun speculating on who The Once would pick for impeachment insurance for his next term.


28 posted on 08/15/2012 10:15:18 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1304 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: laweeks
Hillary is the top democrat prospect for 2016.

Being made VP and losing the election will hurt that.
Being made VP and winning the election will hurt that.

29 posted on 08/15/2012 10:16:28 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Perdogg
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

We have a winner!

30 posted on 08/15/2012 10:17:09 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1304 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Perdogg
President Barack Obama has slightly more than 22 days to drop Vice Presidential Joe Biden from the 2012 Democratic presidential ticket, according to lawyers familiar with the party nominating process.

Even longer if he goes with the Torricelli Maneuver.

31 posted on 08/15/2012 10:17:19 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: Perdogg

I smell a dump. A last minute one that the Dems hope will energize their base. That is one of the only hopes they have left, even if it would mean that Obama’s original decision would come into question. Of course, they will issue some other excuse...like health, etc. But I feel the dump is coming.


32 posted on 08/15/2012 10:18:00 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: Amntn
The question is why did he chose him in 2008? Maybe blackmail?

Impeachment insurance.

33 posted on 08/15/2012 10:20:03 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1304 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Perdogg
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Oh please G*d, please, please, please!!!!!! :D
34 posted on 08/15/2012 10:21:50 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: AU72
Hillary is the top democrat prospect for 2016.

Being made VP and losing the election will hurt that.
Being made VP and winning the election will hurt that.

Two words:

Lyndon Johnson.

35 posted on 08/15/2012 10:21:59 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1304 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: laweeks

Hell, 0bama might be his own runningmate.


36 posted on 08/15/2012 10:23:29 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: Amntn

Biden probably made an illegal deal with 0bama to drop out of the race in 2008 and endorse 0bama over Hillary. This is illegal.


37 posted on 08/15/2012 10:28:13 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: Maceman

I have heard that before on Rush’s show but showed it to my disbelieving husband today. I just can’t stop laughing at it! The guys in the background are going nuts while the Admiral is seriously answering the question. How he didn’t burst out laughing, we’ll never know! (wouldn’t want to play poker with him!)
The first comment says “Good thing we have Canada and Mexico to hold us steady!” LOL


38 posted on 08/15/2012 10:28:17 AM PDT by luv2ski
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To: RC2

Is it just me or what, Hillary(Hitlery) is far more wicked, evil and capable of causing the destruction of our country.
Many of Zero’s staff are from the Slick Willy bomb the pill factory administration.

I’m for Joe(sarc)

Been off world since spring.
Caddis the Elder


39 posted on 08/15/2012 10:29:45 AM PDT by palmerizedCaddis
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To: Perdogg
WHO wants to drop Biden?

Not me.

40 posted on 08/15/2012 10:33:55 AM PDT by Rudder
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To: Amntn
why did he chose him in 2008?

You can figure this out...

A STRONG leader needs STRONG minds around him.

A WEAK leader needs .....

41 posted on 08/15/2012 10:37:01 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: AU72

I don’t see how it hurts her if they win reelection. She would then run in 2016 (presumably she’s going to run then regardless) as the incumbent VP and “heiress apparent”. It hurts her if they lose but not if they win IMO.


42 posted on 08/15/2012 10:38:25 AM PDT by luv2ski
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To: Perdogg
If the Democrats were going to dump Biden, they would have done so by now (I'll bet, however, in hindsight, they wish they had.) To get rid of him at this late stage in the campaign would be seen as an act of sheer desperation by a campaign that knows it's in big trouble. I think the Obama team will stay the course, but try to limit Biden’s exposure from this point forward.
43 posted on 08/15/2012 10:40:56 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Perdogg

I was listening to John Gambling on the radio this morning and he was talking to a newspaper columnist who was talking about how Joe Biden has had two aneurisms and he thinks it has affected his brain. He was also saying Biden should step down (I think the columnist was Michael Goodwin, but I’m not sure).

Seems like the stage is being set.


44 posted on 08/15/2012 10:45:42 AM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Perdogg

[more than 22 days to drop Vice Presidential Joe Biden]

Think of those banners, posters and bumper stickers etc they would have to have done, can that be done in time?

It would be cutting it pretty close.


45 posted on 08/15/2012 10:58:38 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Perdogg

[more than 22 days to drop Vice Presidential Joe Biden]

Think of those banners, posters and bumper stickers etc they would have to have done, can that be done in time?

It would be cutting it pretty close.


46 posted on 08/15/2012 10:59:06 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Perdogg

Another great column from John Kass on why Obama wont dump his crazy uncle in the attic.

To read - click your Print Preview and scroll down.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0815-20120815,0,1133578.column


47 posted on 08/15/2012 10:59:13 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: null and void

My theory at the time was the reason Obama picked Biden was the Russian invasion of Georgia—he suddenly thought he needed someone with some foreign policy credentials on the ticket. (Of course Biden had a history of being wrong on foreign policy pretty much all of the time, but that’s not how it appeared to Democrats.) So it was Putin’s fault.


48 posted on 08/15/2012 11:08:51 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: laweeks
Hitlery, who’s been having lots of spackle and putty jobs on her face these past few years will ride to the rescue of the ticket.

You obviously haven't seen any recent pictures. Hillary has simply "stopped giving a d@mn about her personal appearance."

49 posted on 08/15/2012 11:12:12 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: laweeks
Obama’s instinct for self-preservation is too keen for him to pick Hillary as VP. He knows she'd destroy him in a heartbeat to get to presidency.
50 posted on 08/15/2012 11:15:33 AM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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