Woodward Says Hillary-Obama Ticket Very Possible in 2012
Recently I mentioned the possibility of Hillary Clinton usurping Joe Biden in the Veep spot alongside Obama on the 2012 Presidential ticket. Well, now it's being reported that this theory is actually a possibility.
"It's on the table," said Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward "Some of Hillary Clinton's advisers see it as a real possibility in 2012."
He went on to specify why having Hillary is important to the Democratic Presidential ticket, "President Obama needs some of the women, Latinos, retirees that she did so well with during the  primaries and, so they switch jobs, not out of the question, and the other interesting question is, Hillary Clinton could run in her own right in 2016 and be younger than Ronald Reagan when he was elected president."
She'll be 69 in 2016, one year younger than Reagan was. I think that's about where the comparisons stop. The plan is that Biden would then take over her job as Secretary of State if the switch happens. While Woodward isn't a White House official, it's been established by now that he's got the inside track. This is the first time that this news has come out of the White House and not just hyperbole by us press types.
With Hillary at his side, Obama has a pretty good chance for a repeat if the GOP is still unable to prop up one of their less crazy party members to compete against him.
Once again we have to wonder, what about Biden? Yes, he's going to be offered the Secretary of State job, but in a sense it's kind of insulting to the guy. At the same time, it's insulting to Hillary, who would rather have Obama's job. That is still a possibility in my opinion, at least in 2016.
At least the Democrats have a plan, unlike the GOP who are too busy hanging out at tea parties.