Don't look now, but the meltdown is on and cresting soon....
Why Replacing Biden With Hillary Makes Perfect Sense for Obama- Huff Po
Sen. Joe Biden's a perfectly appropriate vice presidential running-mate for Sen. Barack Obama. He's got 36 years of Senate experience, is a true intellect, a foreign policy expert, and a genuinely nice guy. But ever since Sen. John McCain added plucky Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to his ticket, the old adage nice guys finish last is beginning to take on new meaning in this year's presidential contest.
It's time to dump Biden and replace him with Sen. Hillary Clinton. I don't care how it's done. Campaign chief David Axelrod can figure that out. And the sooner the better. Because I'm starting to think that if Team-Obama doesn't do something dramatic fast, it's gonna lose this election. There's a worrisome shift in momentum and in the polls. The Palin phenomenon, while truly unfathomable to Democrats, has energized McCain's campaign and allowed him like Houdini to snatch Obama's "change" theme right out from under him. It's time to snatch it back. Conventional wisdom says replacing Biden with Clinton can't be done.
That it's too late.That it'll make Obama appear indecisive, impulsive and lacking good judgement. Many Democrats believe this would cause irreparable harm to the campaign, ringing Obama's death knell.
But this couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, it'd be a freakin' coup for Obama, and would instantly melt Palin's undeserving outsize political ice cap.
I doubt it would do anything other than guarantee the Republicans a victory (well ont eh way already though) Understandably, there are some libturd wingnuts who read the Huff Po are not very happy;
Whats more Palin is a DISTRACTION and post like this just continue to FEED IT!!!Perhaps you should ask Hillary why she doesnt come out and more forcefully condemn Palin. I want to know what the hell is wrong with the Joe Biden pick that you feel that you can come out and INSULT this man.
Posted 08:50 AM on 09/15/2008
This is a monumentally stupid idea. Changing your VP pick because of polls would, despite the author's assurances, mean doom for Dems. The fact is Mondale and Ferraro received a huge bump in polls in '84 and you remember what President Mondale said about it, right?
While McCain is being labeled a sleaze and Palin a liar and even the BBQ MSM as Cesca calls them is calling out the Republicans for their tactics; while gas is over 5/gal (it is here anyway); while Lehman brothers has gone belly up after 158 years; while Greenspan has made it clear this is the worst economic crisis he's ever seen; while everything is crumbling for the Republicans, you want to suddenly turn reactionary? This is the kind of thinking that causes Dems to lose so exceptionally well and so frequently. Sticking to a plan, even a bad one gets Repubs elected and we have a good plan and a good VP candidate.
Posted 08:46 AM on 09/15/2008
There are a growing number of pages of this and counting and I think it is going to do nothing but get better.
Fact is, if Obama could choose to do something that would make him President of the Universe and give him unlimited riches, he would choose to do the exact opposite.
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