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If I Was Joe Biden.

You know what I'd do if I was Joe Biden?

I'd realize Hillary will never pick me as Veep. She won't go to another northeastern Senator. I'd realize State is probably promised to Richard Holbrooke. And I'd think to myself, "Hmmmm."

Then, I'd wait until the day before the next Democratic debate. I'd leak a rumor that I was dropping out. Enough of a leak that the debate moderator would have to ask me about it. Then, I'd smile shyly, admit that there was some truth to the rumor although, gosh, I wish it hadn't come out this way.

Then, in response to the inevitable follow-up question, I'd say, "I have the greatest respect for Hillary Clinton, and I haven't even had a chance to discuss this with either Hillary or Barack, but I feel the future of our party and our nation should be entrusted to Barack Obama."

Right there on live TV. The story would dominate coverage for three days.

It would put a knife in Hillary. It would give Obama a push. It might give Obama enough of a push that he'd take Iowa with a big enough number to roll into New Hampshire.

Why would I do that? Because you know who would be the perfect Veep for Obama? Joe Biden.

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  1. Blogger amba Says:

    Are you wavering? Or do you just like to stir things up?

  2. Blogger Michael Reynolds Says:

    Some wavering, some stirring. I think in our hearts we Dems would all like it to be Obama. We like that story better. But in my head I think it should be Hillary. Precisely because she's cold, Nixonian bitch.

  3. Blogger Transplanted Lawyer Says:

    I find it interesting that there is so much traction to the "Hillary = Nixon" meme. I'm not entirely sure I buy into it. Nixon had at least one core principle, anti-communism, aside from his Caesar-like ethic of "What's good for Dick is good for the USA." And, on the GOP side of things, the hare been some concerns that "Rudy = Nixon".

    Does the conclusion that the next President will inevitably be cast in the mold of Nixon lead us to conclude "W = LBJ"? Getting drawn into to an unwinnable quagmire of a land war in Asia would be an obvious similarity.

  4. Blogger Randy (Internet Ronin) Says:

    My answer to all questions asked thus far is the same as it was before others asked them: Yes.

  5. Blogger Randy (Internet Ronin) Says:

    On second thought, Michael, I think Obama would make a good Vice President for Joe Biden but that would require Biden pulling off a miracle. Unlikely.

  6. Anonymous wj Says:

    Yes! Of course I'm prejudiced by the fact that I've had the same Obama-Biden thought myself.

    I admit that I could live with either Clinton or Obama in preference to most of the Republican field. (Edwards, however, would be a real stretch.) And I say that as a conservative who has been a Republican all my adult life. The only real exception comes when I entertain the thought that McCain could (and, alone among the Republicans, actually might) order war crimes trials for all those involved in torture -- up to and including Bush. For that alone I would forgive him all the numerous issues where I disagree with him.

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