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New Book Reveals Obama Aides Wanted Clinton To Replace Biden as VP

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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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  1. President Obama hailed Joe Biden as “the best vice president anybody could ever hope for.”

    Obama and I agree on something!

  2. well, “hold your enemies closer” has its limits. VP is one heartbeat; jumping to the top spot from SOS is a bit tougher. Conspiracy stuff maybe, but the Clintons had a high body count of those associated with them.

  3. “the best vice president anybody could ever hope for.”

    If anyone here has ever worked for a really badly run corporation, this is S.O.P. when the WTF reaches a crescendo on bad practices.

    The management responsible for the travesties always reaffirm by saying that such-and-such a plan is “the best and boldest idea ever!”.

    This is most often said right before everything comes crashing down.

      1. Holy shit:

        “Managing upward” is the concept of a subordinate finding ways to subtly manipulate his or her superiors in order to prevent them from interfering with the subordinate’s productive activity or to generally limit the damage done by the superiors’ incompetence.

        1. I think the entire history of Dilbert is based on this.

      2. At least, you cite your Wikipedia in your speeches. I wish Rand could learn from you.

  4. Obama would have needed a food taster if he’d brought in Hillary as his VP.

    1. Hillary: If I were your vice president, I’d give you poison!

      Obama: Madam, if you were my vice president, I’d take it!

  5. How do these guys have this info but Journalists didn’t?

  6. Sounds like some crazy smack man!

    http://www.PlanetAnon.tk

  7. 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.

    Then they realized they’d be running against an empty shirt and wouldn’t need any boost.

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