Biden for Obama's VP?

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    I hope this is true. Really. Nothing will alienate Clinton's base farther than selecting Biden.
     
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    Personally, I think should Obama get elected, Biden would serve more effectively as SecState ...

    I'm curious why a Biden choice would drastically alienate Clinton's base?

    Is it because he's an old white guy?

    Or maybe because he wasn't a Hillary supporter?
     
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    Not only was he not a supporter, but he was downright criticized her on several occasions.

    If Obama was ever considering Hillary as VP to solidify her base in the general election, Biden would be the exact opposite of that.

    Bayh would be a much better choice to getting the Hillary voters on board.
     
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    You may be right about Bayh being more Hillary supporter friendly ... so what do you expect ... ads of Joe Biden criticizing Hillary to get folks to not go to the polls ... lol ... if the GOP has to streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetch that far ... then they've already lost ... you are overexaggerating the Hillary effect I think ... once the race really heats up she'll be a distant memory.
     
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    If you think Hillary will EVER be a distant memory in this race, you've lost your mind.

    Hillary supporters are key to Obama winning this race. If they start moving to McCain, Obama may as well give up. And, luckily, a lot of us did lean McCain, and more and more are each day.

    The GOP won't have to point out that Biden hates Clinton. He'll be nice enough to do that for them.
     
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    Yes, I do think that once the race heats up we wont be hearing about Hillary ... it was be Obama v. McCain ... if Hillary is somehow made an issue it wont be from her former "supporters" ... the vast majority will fall in line and vote Obama ... if an issue is made of Hillary it will be from the right wing noise machine or some vehement Hillary supporters ... either way they will be viewed as the fringe by the time November rolls around ... the key to Obama winning the race is doing one better than Kerry did ... i.e. win more electoral votes ... and it's looking pretty good for just that to happen.
     
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    You underestimate Clinton's base. Hopefully Obama has done the same.
     
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    Meh ... if they are being so underestimated why is Obama still out in front?
     
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    If you've been paying attention, he's lost a lot of ground, and continues to lose more each passing day.
     
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