I wonder if the Dems are thinking of dumping Biden for Hillary?

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    Sep 12, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    Biden's self-deprecating statement today seems like a possible segue to having him bow out in favor of Hillary.

    Wonder what people would think of a change in ticket?
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    Sep 12, 2008 2:01 AM GMT
    Ya, what up with Biden? Did he decide to retire from public life this year?
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    Sep 12, 2008 2:07 AM GMT
    With less than 2 months until end game, the candidates are committed.

    Obama has publicly stated in interviews that he chose Biden because he felt that out of all the candidates, Biden is the one that he would look to for sound advice when under duress. He would be painted as the ultimate "flip flopper" if he cashiered Biden out in favor of Clinton at this stage.

    Unless some catastrophic happens with Biden, the pieces are laid out and the game is afoot.
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    Sep 12, 2008 2:12 AM GMT
    I dont think they are committed if they want to change.

    True, the Repubs would try to paint him as a flip-flopper, but it seems that women dont care who the women is or how she got there, just so long as she is a she....so I think they would see it as a good thing...and maybe even a triumph of womankind

    ...in the long run i think it would do a world of good vs the charge of flip-flopping
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    Sep 12, 2008 2:35 AM GMT
    Caslon6000 saidI dont think they are committed if they want to change.

    True, the Repubs would try to paint him as a flip-flopper, but it seems that women dont care who the women is or how she got there, just so long as she is a she....so I think they would see it as a good thing...and maybe even a triumph of womankind

    ...in the long run i think it would do a world of good vs the charge of flip-flopping


    Many women won't go for Palin since she wants to overturn Roe v Wade. She also does not believe in abortions for victims of rape and incest, and I doubt many would would want to carry a rapist's baby to full term.

    Back to the point, Biden's flattery towards Clinton was in defense of criticism towards her, and perhaps he went a bit overboard. The conservative camp pounced on the comment as evidence that Biden is wavering as to whether or not to stay in the race.

    You can bet that Obama thought things through very carefully when picking Biden to fill in the VP spot, whether the reasoning be strategic or personal.

    Picking Biden as his VP brought somewhat of a parity to the campaigns. Biden is the ultimate Washington insider to nullify the experience variable, while Palin was brought in as an young, deeply flawed mirror image of Obama with a uterus.

    At any rate, It is too late in the game for Obama to drop Biden without a legitimately good reason that will save face in the media's limelight.
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    Sep 12, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    Tho Obama thought things thru carefully, people seem to think that Obama's team were really taken by surprise by McC's pick and the effect it has had.

    Biden could easy remove himself from the ticket and just say he thinks Hillary would do a better job....no problem with that.