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  John McCain: Would be ‘wise’ to can Joe Biden
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News DateThursday, August 16, 2012 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionJohn McCain said Wednesday he thinks “it might be wise” for President Barack Obama to replace Vice President Joe Biden on the ticket with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“I think it might be wise to do that,” Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.) said on Fox News, responding to a suggestion that Sarah Palin made on Tuesday night. “But it’s not going to happen…If I were Hillary Clinton, I’m not sure I’d want to be on that team.”

“Really, the strategists there in the Obama campaign have got to look at a diplomatic way of replacing Joe Biden on the ticket with Hillary,” Palin said. “And I don’t want to throw out that suggestion and have them actually accept the suggestion because then an Obama/Clinton ticket would have a darn good chance of winning. But really Joe Biden really drags down that ticket.”
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D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
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Thu, August 16, 2012 09:58:21 PM UTC0:00
RP: Hasn't Clinton said she won't run in 2016?

She has, but that means nothing.

 
LBT:8827Smart ( 1017.9734 points)
Fri, August 17, 2012 05:39:21 AM UTC0:00
Jason: She has, but that means nothing.
No, actually it means she is running, but can't announce that until the right time.

 
D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
Fri, August 17, 2012 05:56:34 AM UTC0:00
Wow, kid. No ****.

 
R:7206Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! ( 290.2565 points)
Fri, August 17, 2012 09:16:45 AM UTC0:00
The Biden choice was always kind of weird, but it would be admitting Obama made some sort of horrible mistake when he selected Biden (which I don't even think is actually correct), so no, I can't see any valid reason for Obama to drop Biden. It'd just be an admission of weakness that is disproportionate to the fact that Biden is a less-than-stellar choice for the Vice-Presidency.

The best chance to drop a Vice-President was Quayle in '92. If it didn't happen then, its certainly not going to happen now.

 
R:4BILLYW ( 0.9924 points)
Fri, August 17, 2012 09:30:54 AM UTC0:00
Crazy old Uncle Joe is certainly not very good at vice - presidenting, but then he's really not very good at anything. I dont think the man was ever right about anything and that was before he went completely senile.

 
R:8516Spen ( 128.4489 points)
Fri, August 17, 2012 11:21:36 AM UTC0:00
BILLYW: Crazy old Uncle Joe is certainly not very good at vice - presidenting

I wasn't aware that there were any standards on how good you have to be at sitting around just in case somebody dies.

 
R:7206Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! ( 290.2565 points)
Fri, August 17, 2012 03:32:45 PM UTC0:00
I thought he did a pretty fair job as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, actually.

In terms of the prevailing standards, that is.

 
D:411Picimpalious ( 1229.6810 points)
Fri, August 17, 2012 04:12:36 PM UTC0:00
Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!: I thought he did a pretty fair job as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, actually.

In terms of the prevailing standards, that is.

Well the prevailing standard is that if you know the capital of Canada, and the name of the French president, you're a foreign policy expert.

 
LPC:6149Dr. King Schultz ( 374.3755 points)
Mon, August 20, 2012 08:44:14 AM UTC0:00
As far as I'm concerned the last person Barack Obama needs to be taking advice from regarding selecting a Vice President is John McCain, who in 2008 gave us the Wild Alaskan Dingbat.