According to the new book Double Down by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, some of Obama's aides were keen to have Hillary Clinton replace Joe Biden as vice president in late 2011.
From ABC News:
On Election Night 2012 after clinching a second term, President Obama hailed Joe Biden as “the best vice president anybody could ever hope for.”
But a new account of the year leading up to the election, detailed in the book “Double Down,” reveals that many of Obama’s closest aides weren’t always as convinced.
In late 2011, several top Obama campaign officials secretly considered a VP swap for Hillary Rodham Clinton, convening focus-groups and commissioning opinion polls to determine whether the president could get a boost among voters.
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