<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d32209663\x26blogName\x3dSideways+Mencken\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLACK\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://sidewaysmencken.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://sidewaysmencken.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d7682481423868601741', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

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.

Links to this post:

Create a Link

“If I Was Joe Biden.”

  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.

  7. Blogger ninest123 Ninest Says:

    ninest123 09.23
    ugg boots, nike air max, louis vuitton outlet, chanel handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, burberry, replica watches, replica watches, prada handbags, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton, burberry outlet online, gucci outlet, michael kors outlet, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, louboutin outlet, kate spade outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, tiffany and co, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton, ugg boots, michael kors, ugg boots, louis vuitton outlet, nike outlet, tiffany jewelry, nike air max, longchamp, ugg boots, louis vuitton, nike free, michael kors outlet, louboutin, jordan shoes, uggs on sale, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, tory burch outlet, christian louboutin outlet, louboutin shoes, longchamp outlet, prada outlet

  8. Blogger ninest123 Ninest Says:

    vanessa bruno, new balance pas cher, michael kors, hogan, air max, hollister pas cher, nike air max, nike free, mulberry, true religion jeans, hollister, vans pas cher, coach factory outlet, nike air max, air force, hermes, kate spade handbags, michael kors, lululemon, true religion jeans, north face, converse pas cher, north face, oakley pas cher, nike roshe run, michael kors, ray ban pas cher, burberry, nike free run uk, sac longchamp, coach outlet, true religion outlet, ralph lauren pas cher, timberland, longchamp pas cher, air jordan pas cher, coach outlet, nike roshe, michael kors, nike air max, louboutin pas cher, ray ban uk, tn pas cher, sac guess, nike blazer, lacoste pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, ralph lauren uk, coach purses, true religion jeans

  9. Blogger ninest123 Ninest Says:

    gucci, beats by dre, north face outlet, reebok shoes, mcm handbags, north face outlet, ferragamo shoes, babyliss, p90x workout, nike roshe, new balance, baseball bats, nike air max, longchamp, converse, iphone 6 cases, birkin bag, vans, timberland boots, valentino shoes, herve leger, lululemon, nike air max, soccer jerseys, wedding dresses, bottega veneta, mont blanc, ralph lauren, nike huarache, asics running shoes, jimmy choo shoes, ray ban, hollister, vans shoes, giuseppe zanotti, converse outlet, insanity workout, nfl jerseys, abercrombie and fitch, ghd, celine handbags, oakley, nike trainers, instyler, soccer shoes, mac cosmetics, hollister, louboutin, chi flat iron, hollister

  10. Blogger ninest123 Ninest Says:

    hollister, replica watches, pandora charms, michael kors outlet online, toms shoes, moncler, thomas sabo, moncler, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, canada goose, swarovski, juicy couture outlet, links of london, canada goose, marc jacobs, moncler, canada goose outlet, moncler, louis vuitton, lancel, coach outlet, supra shoes, moncler, canada goose, pandora jewelry, moncler, canada goose uk, barbour, louis vuitton, canada goose outlet, doke gabbana outlet, wedding dresses, karen millen, doudoune canada goose, moncler outlet, michael kors handbags, sac louis vuitton pas cher, swarovski crystal, louis vuitton, montre pas cher, barbour jackets, canada goose, ugg boots uk, juicy couture outlet, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, pandora charms, pandora jewelry, bottes ugg, louis vuitton, moncler, michael kors outlet, ugg pas cher
    09.23