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August 15, 2012

22 Days Until Obama Can No Longer Replace Joey Bidez

Now, I'm sure he can find some helpful judges who would order the ballots changed in some states... but I can see a lot of judges, in a lot of states, telling them "You had three and a half years to get this sorted out, champ."

So, in practical terms, he's got three weeks and a day.

"As a sitting president and vice president, Obama and Biden are both considered the Democrats' presumptive nominees and will not be the official nominees until after Charlotte," a lawyer familiar with the party nominating process tells me. "Each party has to file paperwork with each state once the candidates become official nominees. So it's still quite possible for Obama to drop Biden and replace him with someone else and pay no consequences with listing on ballots."

Tick-tick-tick-tick-tick...

What do you guys think? Would it make a difference?


Who could the Democrats bring in to help the ticket? I can only think of Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo.

I wish I could think of a reason that both would decline. People claim that Hillary isn't interested in joining Obama's failing bid for re-election. Well, serving as VP for four years is better than serving for eight. And of course if she somehow managed to help Obama win, she'd be the automatic nominee in 2016.

Now, people say "But she'd be that anyway..." But no, no she wouldn't be, not if Andrew Cuomo took the deal, and helped Obama win. Then he becomes the automatic nominee for 2016.

So, actually, both have an incentive to take the deal, if only to position themselves against the other.

I wish I didn't see it that way, but I do.


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