Another Chance for Hillary in 2012?
Right now, Joe Biden is sitting in a chair somewhere, perhaps sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the company of the Cartoon Network's prime time programming. Seemingly delightfully oblivious to the position he's in, Joe has become the unwitting scapegoat to the problems of the Obama administration. That is, after Obama has been blamed of course.
So in their scramble to keep a good face on the party, the Democratic liberals are already propping up Hillary Clinton to replace Biden on the 2012 ticket, whether she knows it or not. While no official comment has come from her camp, the Democratic party is nonetheless priming her for a 2012 run, hoping to pull in the same working class votes that supported her in the 2008 election.
Meanwhile, the Republican party is probably already hard at work stacking up the "evidence" to oust Obama and the Democrats from the White House. Their attack will be clear, focusing on jobs and healthcare, bailouts and the economy. They are going to focus on Obama's lack of experience and age. Even though he's going gray for the fall.
John Heilemann of New York magazine agrees, saying, "The Republican attack on Obama is going to revolve around 'too liberal,' but also 'too incompetent.' . . . They're going to say, 'Look, you hired this guy. He was too young for this job. He didn't know what he was doing. He didn't have the experience, and look what's happened.'"
Doesn't that sound really similar to the same campaign that Hillary ran against Obama in 2008? Damn similar if you ask me. So she's going to obviously have to change her tune if she ends up wanting the second in command job. Needless to say, that kind of flipping will give more ammo to the Republicans when they line up Obama and Hillary in their sights.
So what about Biden? While he's sitting at home laughing at the antics of Courage the Cowardly Dog the Democrats are planning to replace him. Do not fear Joe, if all goes to plan you'll simply be switching jobs with Hillary and then you get to travel around the world. Which will be good, cause then you get to buy those little travel shaving kits. Doesn't that sound like fun?