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Biden: Keep on or Sweep out?

Should president Obama replace Joe Biden?  

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  1. 1. Should president Obama replace Joe Biden?

    • Yes, Biden is a nut. He is only a hinderance for Obama politically.
      4
    • Maybe. Don't plan to cut Biden, but look at other options.
      6
    • No. A Biden betrayal would look too selfish.
      5
  2. 2. If Biden were dropped from the ticket in 2012, who would help Obama the most politically?

    • Andrew Cuomo
      1
    • Hillary Clinton
      11
    • Russ Feingold
      1
    • Leon Panetta
      0
    • Evan Bayh
      1
    • Mark Warner
      1
    • Kay Hagan
      0
    • Tim Kaine
      0
    • Steny Hoyer
      0
    • Joe Manchin
      0
  3. 3. If Biden were dropped from the ticket and demoted to another cabinet job, which job would it most likely be?

    • Secy of State
      4
    • Secy of Treasury
      2
    • Secy of Defense
      0
    • Att. General
      2
    • Supreme Court Justice
      2
    • Secretary of Gaffe Control XD
      3
    • Secretary of Homeland Security
      0
    • National Security Advisor to the President
      1
    • Nothing. Biden should retire.
      1


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Soo...

here's the question... drop Biden or keep him... that has been often echoed in Democratic headquarters since 2008...

Here's the scenario... YOU are Barack Obama. You have to make your decision. Keep Joe, or Lose Joe. Or give Joe a demotion.

You decide! and post too!

POLLWONK

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Soo...

here's the question... drop Biden or keep him... that has been often echoed in Democratic headquarters since 2008...

Here's the scenario... YOU are Barack Obama. You have to make your decision. Keep Joe, or Lose Joe. Or give Joe a demotion.

You decide! and post too!

POLLWONK

It's not going to happen. Obama has to keep Joe Biden because it look bad for him for selecting Biden in the first place and like George W. Bush he is very loyal to his advisors. Remember George Bush and Dan Quayle. Clinton would get some Independents, but won't energize the Progressive base. Russ Feingold would energize the Progressive Base and a broader appeal to Independents.

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I wouldn't 'drop' Biden. But if Biden decided to decline running for VP of his own accord, then that's not the worst thing that could happen. Then pick up Hillary Clinton as the VP, and you'd have an unbeatable ticket in 2012.

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It would help Obama significantly. No ticket is unbeatable. But, it would give Obama about a 10-12% lead short term... probably about a 7-9% lead long term.

I wouldn't 'drop' Biden. But if Biden decided to decline running for VP of his own accord, then that's not the worst thing that could happen. Then pick up Hillary Clinton as the VP, and you'd have an unbeatable ticket in 2012.

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I know it is not going to happen, but it would be interesting to study. I think Clinton would help him and would win back some enthusiasm. I think Russ though would be the far better campaigner. Russ is boss when it comes to connecting with the middle class and working class.

It's not going to happen. Obama has to keep Joe Biden because it look bad for him for selecting Biden in the first place and like George W. Bush he is very loyal to his advisors. Remember George Bush and Dan Quayle. Clinton would get some Independents, but won't energize the Progressive base. Russ Feingold would energize the Progressive Base and a broader appeal to Independents.

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Hillary as VP would boost the ticket, but there is more at play.

1. Hillary does not want to stay on Secretary of State after 2012.

2. She can still run for President in 2016.

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Biden doesn't really add something to the ticket, and debating whoever the Republican VP nominee is is going to be a lot more difficult than debating Sarah Palin. That being said, replacing him would imply that he is unfit to do his job, or at the very least make people think it's a desperate political move. Any benifits that another running mate would bring would be outweighed by the instability that it would cause. Hillary is really the only viable option and she says she never wants to run for office again.

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