Is it to soon to speculate? Is Biden out, or in for the distance?

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  1. Trajan
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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    I am of the mind, Biden is out.

    Generally a President when they choose a Veep try to fill a hole, buttress a big policy issue with the selected one's experience or more/most importantly choose a gov. ( nationally popular or at least known) to bring on board a questionable state or keep one in their column that may be going sideways (John Hickenlooper Colorodo. or retired gov. Ed Rendell Pennsylvania. )……..


    I don’t know, looking at the softness in many Midwest states that he needs to keep, that ship apparently has sailed as they are all Rep. or the few left as Dems have a tenuous hold on their states as in fractious legislatures and severe cash flow problems they are responsible for, or are not handling well ( Pat Quinn Ill.) not exactly someone you want on the stump talking about the economy which will be issue no.1 come next summer and election time.

    He took on Biden due to what were seen as foreign policy and grand old man patina……..

    So will Biden stay orrrrr maybe Hillary…or?

    Heres a link to present ( they cross link to past ) governors….

    List of current United States governors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Depends on the economy and if there is a clear chance Obama could lose.
    Taking it for granted that the economy will be stagnant to slightly worse till then...which means Obama is in deep doo...Biden will go.
    I mean, the guy is a court jester for God's sake.
     
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    He has to shake something up. Right now he'd probably only carry three states.
     
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    J.E.D What's tha matta?

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    :lol::lol::lol: You cons are hilarious.
     
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    I don't see anything hilarious about the deteriorating conditions in this country.
     
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    I don't know why people give such weight to the VP, but it is enough to change how some vote.

    Regardless, I don't see Obama dumping Biden. Biden has been mostly quite and behind the scenes. He hasn't caused too much damage besides some gaffes. For Obama to dump Biden for a more politically popular person would come off as opportunistic and he would have a lot of explaining to do.

    It would be costly for Obama in the amount of time and distractions to defend himself. He would have to also make a strong case on why he is dumping Biden outside of political opportunism. Its a big chance. If Obama comes off as a political opportunist for changing VP's, then it will hurt him much.

    I personally see the potential costs of such a move outweighing the potential benefits.
     
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    If Biden's hair-plugs remain intact....he's in.
     
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    I was told he is out.

    They need to get someone with more pull Obama and to take the attention off Obama for 2012.
     
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    Stop being dramatic. I didn't say that I don't care about the country. I'm laughing at you cons speculating about Biden like you have inside information.
     
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    Not a chance. Biden has no real negatives, and dumping him would make more problems than it would solve.
     

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