Obama’s political shell game …
Robert Reich predicts Hillary Clinton will be in and Joe Biden out as VP on Obama’s 2012 Presidential reelection ticket. This is certainly not something that we have not heard rumored or speculated before. However, according to Reich he has no inside-baseball information to come to this conclusion, only a hunch. Reich states that Obama needs to stir the passions and enthusiasms of a disillusioned Democratic base and an increasing poor economy.
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My political prediction for 2012 (based on absolutely no inside information): Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden swap places. Biden becomes Secretary of State — a position he’s apparently coveted for years. And Hillary Clinton, Vice President.
So the Democratic ticket for 2012 is Obama-Clinton.
Why do I say this? Because Obama needs to stir the passions and enthusiasms of a Democratic base that’s been disillusioned with his cave-ins to regressive Republicans. Hillary Clinton on the ticket can do that.
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In other words Reich is saying that Obama needs to create a diversion and to play a political shell game so that “We the People” will pay more attention to a change rather than the failed “Hope & Change” that Obama promised. Let alone a continued poor economy that has millions of Americans out of work. Barack Obama obviously cannot run on his record … so Reich wants Obama to play political diversion games. How nice. Reich then goes on to say that this would set up Hillary Clinton to be the 2016 Democrat Presidential candidate.
Of course this presumes that an Obama/Cinton ticket would win.
Explain how this could co-exist in the White House?
One, does Hillary Clinton really want to put all her political eggs in Obama’s basket and run on the Obama economy and Obamacare? Two, could Obama and Hillary Clinton really get along, add Bill to the mix. Talk about the political “Odd Couple”. Three, does anyone really think that Joe Biden is the reason why Obama’s job approval numbers are so low? Biden has done everything for this President including selling his soul and acting the fool, even more so than usual. Four, imagine the political ads against Obama/Clinton taken from their 2008 primary battles. Five, does Obama have the ability, humility and personality to accept that he is the problem and Hillary Clinton is his Savior? Hardly, many had suggested Obama not run for a second term for the betterment of the party. That was never an option for Obama’s ego. Barack Obama has continually shot down the notion that Clinton and Biden would swap jobs. If he makes such a flip-flop now, it would show just how politically weak “The One” truly is. Also, he would be, if elected, a neutered President and everyone would know who really worse the “pantsuit” in the Oval Office.
OTB has more debunking of the Obama/Clinton fantasy ticket.