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  Replacing Joe Biden: Time for President Obama to Bite the Bullet?
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Oct 14, 2011 12:25pm
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AuthorStewart J. Lawrence
MediaWebsite - Huffington Post
News DateFriday, October 14, 2011 04:55:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionIt's still just a loud whispering campaign. But with President Obama tanking in the polls, and House Republicans running roughshod over what's left of his liberal agenda, there are persistent calls for Obama to do something dramatic to salvage his presidency. And with no one willing to challenge Obama for the nomination -- not with his near-dominance of the party, and the decent odds he still has of winning in 2012 -- talk of "change at the top" has shifted to the vice presidency.

Should Joe Biden, for the good of the party, stand down, and allow a younger, more dynamic candidate with a real presidential future -- Biden's about to turn 69 -- take his place?

The new rumor campaign surrounding the future of Team Obama is quite different from the one that erupted in the aftermath of last November's mid-terms, when there was talk that Biden would take the State department slot, and its current occupant, Hillary Clinton, who'd always wanted the vice presidency, would resign and take his place. Clinton, it was argued, could help the struggling Obama shore up his sagging poll numbers with women, Latinos, and seniors, and also help him better defend health care reform, a Clinton bailiwick.
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