Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ain't. Gonna. Happen.

Stretch sent in the following story that, while I find it eminently giggleworthy, is totally implausible.

Obama Has Plenty of Time to Drop Biden
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.
And it is still possible for that ticket not to include the current vice president, Joe Biden.
Just... Stop. It's not going to happen. It's far more likely that Biden might "decline" to run, possibly citing "family reasons" or "health reasons" (like his plugs finally took root in his brain). Obama isn't going to boot Biden off the ticket. Much like George HW Bush wasn't about to boot Dan Quayle, Biden's on for round two.

Dumping Biden would be a terrible political move, IMHO. It sends the message that, hey, we f**ked up the first time around, sorry about that. Or, worse, "well, we went with the first guy that didn't run screaming from the room" - or in Biden's case, was too busy eating the paste to run. Hillary!, Fauxcahontas, [insert other name here] isn't going to join the ticket at the 11th hour in a bid to save Obama's failing chances.

There's a couple things to consider, too. The point of the article is that Obama has [X] days to do this - forgetting, conveniently, that rules are only for those people that the media actually reports about. Remember Frank Lautenberg? Remember how he was added to the NJ ballot at the very last second because Torricelli was in danger of losing? Yeah, I didn't think so. Rules are for Republicans, not Democrats. I found it surpremely ironic that when the Torch withdrew, the hue and cry was that NJ *had* to have Lautenberg on the ballot so that the people of NJ had a choice - ZOMG THEY NEED A CHOICE. Meanwhile, in MA, John F. Kerry ran unopposed...

Don't pin any hopes on Obama dropping Biden, because it ain't gonna happen...

That is all.


Roger said...

Don't talk too soon my friend.
Obungler dropped in the polls after Ryan was selected as Romneys VP.
Ole Joe has been shooting off his mouth and making stupid comments. The latest one has pissed off a bunch of black folks.
Remember the Obungler (and his wife) is totally amoral, has no concept of honor nor any concept of loyalty and is virulently racist.
It is well known that he will do or say anything to get (re)elected.
No lie is too big, no-one is too large or small to throw under the bus.
He'd throw ole Joe under the bus in a half a heartbeat if he thought it would benefit his socialist self.

Jay G said...

Except that the administration has stood by Biden's comments.

Race pimping is all Obama has. Letting Biden be the attack dog is the smartest thing he could do.

And it won't help him to throw Biden under the bus, because the Romney campaign, if they have the common sense that God gave gravel, would pounce on the jettisoning of Biden like a tiger on raw meat.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Biden is the best Body Armor that Barry could buy. Remember, the V.P. is just one bullet away from occupying the Oval Office. So why get rid of the Guy that's keeping you safe?

And does anyone think Obama is that Dumb to allow Hillary to be that close to the White House again?

"Things Happen" when the Clintons are in Charge. Just sayin'..