Anyone interested in why the VPOTUS selection is irrelevant should watch HBO's Veep. Wonderful show.
Romney has no shot of winning because every presidential election comes down to two basic things... energized base and women. Romney has neither, nor will he ever posses either. Anyone who could save his standing with the right wing base is running away as fast as they can so they can be unscathed for 2016, and anyone who will help him with women will just hurt the base support even more. He can't win for losing. Obama has a recovering economy on his side and barring a Bush One style freefall, this one is already over.
As for Obama, a card carrying Third Way acolyte whose cabinet includes two Republicans amid a sea of Clinton retreads, finding someone more "conservative", I'm at a loss. The kind of ultra-right Zell Miller Dems don't exist anymore and even if they did picking one would just cause the young and the progressive to abandon him even more than they already have (for being too conservative, you see). Obama is fine doing what he always has... playing the middle, pushing compromise and allowing himself to appear above the fray. Biden is the perfect Veep because he's all too happy to do the dirty work on the President's behalf. Clinton is a poor choice because she could never do that, it would hurt her if she ran in 2016. Biden is too old to mount a serious campaign, so it's not a concern.
If not for the gaffes, I'd be compelled to rate Biden as the greatest VP of the past 50 years. But that title goes to Chaney, dark lord that he is.
Last edited by Garrison; 04-24-2012 at 05:34 AM.
Brown for first course, white for pudding. Brown is savoury, white's the treat. Of course I'm the one who's laughing, because I actually love brown toast
The youth vote also probably won't show up in Nov like they did in 2008. He does though, still have a very good chance of being re-elected, I would say.
Just as the Democrats are doing now (IF they are forced to bring it up). We all know it's politics.
The Democrats (including Senator Obama) were blaming George W Bush for $3.00 gas !!
Senator Obama, also called George Bush "unpatriotic" for running up our debt so much ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, So now that President Obama has added more to the national debt in 3.5 years than Bush did in 8 years, I guess HE would say he is unpatriotic ???
Again, I'm hearing rumors that Hilary could be the running mate for Obama.
If the Clintons want the office in 2016 then Hillary should attach herself to the Obama VP slot (if offered to her) and use that as her starting off point for the next four years.