Here’s a thought that should terrify those of us looking to remove Barack Obama from the White House in November. It is looking like the lock he had on reelection isn’t so great at the moment. This is partially due to his inept record on the economy, as well as his many missteps in this campaign. Many of his efforts to change the subject from the economy have backfired and have had the opposite effect. There are some who have speculated that he would not allow Joe Biden to run for Vice-President this time around. There is good reason for that speculation. There are also those who strongly believe President Obama will choose Hillary Clinton to replace Biden. If that is what he has up his sleeve, we should all be worried.
As I was browsing through some of my normal reading this morning, I came across an article on The Washington Times. Joseph Curl firmly believes the plans are already in the works to replace Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton, and he gives some good reasons for this belief. The President is clearly in trouble. Part of this is because how he is losing his advantage with women. In one poll, Mitt Romney leads Obama 46% to 44%. Obama’s team is aware they can not win this election without the support of women.
Enter Hillary. As Secretary of State, she has visited 165 countries, racking up 750,000 miles in the air, according to the State Department. She also happened to win 18 million votes in the 2008 primaries. Last month, her favorable rating hit an all-time high of 65 percent, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll — just 27 percent viewed her unfavorably. Contrast that with Mr. Biden, whose favorable rating was 41 percent, with a whopping 44 percent unfavorable, according to a Fox News poll last week.
Think this will not happen, or is completely unfeasible? I am afraid, literally, that it is feasible and will happen. Stop and think for a moment. Hillary Clinton is very popular with women. She did capture a lot of votes in the 2008 primary. About 18 million votes, if I recall correctly. Many of these voters are still chomping at the bit, wanting to see her run in 2016. More than a few wanted her to challenge Obama in the primary. What will happen if Obama dumps Biden and brings Hillary Clinton on board, preferably with the right timing? (Joseph Curl thinks it will be right before or at the Democratic National Convention.) I’ll tell you what will happen, women will coalesce behind an Obama/Clinton ticket. We may think Obama can be defeated and we may be right, but that defeat will be very hard to accomplish, if he brings Hillary Clinton on board as his Vice-President.