Replacing Biden with Clinton?

02 November 2013 |permalink | email article

The journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, in their new book, “Double Down,” being released this week, provides a detailed description of the effort inside the senior circle of Obama advisers to replace Vice President Joseph R. Biden with   Hillary Rodham Clinton on the 2012 ticket. In the end the aides concluded that despite Clinton’s popularity, the move would not offer a significant enough boost to Obama to justify such a radical move. Obama’s chief of staff at the time, William M. Daley. had developed a close personal rapport with Biden, a fellow Irish Catholic and veteran of Washington politics. Biden, who may run for president in 2016, is viewed warily by Obama’s circle not only for being a gaffe-prone “Uncle Joe.” but also for, in their minds being overly consumed with his own political future. 



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