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.