I’d seriously love to see this

That leaves Hillary Clinton. Biden could choose Clinton as his running mate, and then step down before the election and allow Hillary to run in his place.

Clinton is the only VP candidate who would be able to pull off such a last-minute switch. She has the team, the resources and the experience to be the nominee;

Because I don;t think she’d do very well…..

25 thoughts on “I’d seriously love to see this”

  1. “I don’t think she’d do very well…”

    That probably depends on whether she’ll have had Trump shot before the election.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset

    That they’re even floating this shows the insanity of the Dems. Most of the moderate Democrats I follow will walk away if that happens, probably never to return.

  3. 2016: Shrilary stood against Trump, and lost.
    2020: Shrilary to stand against Trump, expecting….

    Remind me again, that definition of insanity…

  4. Not forgetting Hilary ran against Obama and lost.
    She’s been around too long, as have Biden and Sanders. Clearly the defeated primary candidates aren’t going to get enough support either.
    My take is that the Clintons between them have blocked out viable Dem candidates for years, with one notable exception now not eligable, and they’ll be lucky to find one for 2024 never mind this year. Best they can do this year is encourage the no-hopers to eliminate themselves and thereby clear the decks for 2024. There are signs this is happening.

  5. I don’t know any “moderate” Democrats.

    They have a siege mentality. The party has slowly gone insane. Yet they can’t walk away. My Democrat friends are easily tweaked into a rage. Their cognitive dissonance has them completely wound up.

    When I’m behind at golf, I ask them about Trump on the tee box. Yeah, I know it’s cheating, but all is fair.

  6. How is this even supposed to work? An actual VP is next in line if the President is out of action, fine. But a VP candidate is – nothing really. Where’s the rationale for a running mate with zero convention votes just taking over the campaign? OK, the Dems can name anyone they like I guess. Their voters might have something to say about it. Sanders might win a couple of states on write ins.

  7. Does the US electoral law allow that? Once the nominations are in I don’t think one person can withdraw from a ticket, only the ticket itself can withdraw. Of course it’s different once the ticket has won, but I can’t see it a winning election strategy “vote for me, and once I’ve won I’ll resign”.

  8. Bloke in North Dorset

    When I’m behind at golf, I ask them about Trump on the tee box. Yeah, I know it’s cheating, but all is fair.

    That’s not cheating, that’s gamesmanship. No different to muttering about tricky short putts, or reminding them there’s water on the left hand side of the green.

  9. Well… Setting up la Clinton as vice candidate would be …Interesting.. Especially given the half/half odds Biden would bow out for Health Reasons during the term if, by some major miracle, the Dems win this one.
    It’s basically shoehorning her in where she ordinarily wouldn’t have stood a chance, and fully admitting the race is as rigged as they can make it.

    Which would be the most singularly stupid move they could possibly pull… Which makes it all the more likely to actually happen…

  10. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

    I.e. only a nutter would write this. Nothing to do with us, guv. It’s only clickbait.

  11. Dennis, Who's Got Him A Shootin' Iron

    This sort of commentary tells us several things:

    1) Now that the elation of beating back the Sanders insurgency has worn off, it is dawning on the Democrats that Joe Biden simply cannot effectively campaign for the presidency, given his increasingly obvious symptoms of dementia.
    2) At this time the Democrats cannot field a suitable candidate to replace Joe Biden. That’s why you have people mentioning the likes of Hillary Clinton (and Michelle Obama, for that matter). Sanders and Warren have proved they are unelectable, and the current slate of female candidates for the VP slot (including Warren) are a hodge-podge of losers (Warren, Kolbuchar, Harris), loons (Abrams) and morons (Whitmer).

    Barring the unforeseen, I cannot see any Democrat candidate winning more than 10 states. I can easily see them winning as few as 5. 2020 is a lost cause, and any rising star in the party would be foolish to jump on to this sinking ship. Joe Biden will be the candidate, the VP that runs with him will not matter, and that is that. What the Democrats should be focusing their energy on is attempting to keep the House of Representatives.

  12. Well, one thing is for certain. People who are enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton are utterly baffling to those who are not.

  13. I’m reminded once again of the wonderful Veep where despite taking over the Presidency mid-term she is forever having to remind people that she was the first female President even though she wasn’t the first elected female President.

  14. This is so, so reminiscent of “The Manchurian Candidate”.
    No, what they want is Joe to get elected and die of a convenient heart attack two days after taking office. Those of us old enough to read in 1960 know that the state representatives can vote for someone other than the party nominee and a few Democrats chose to vote for Harry Byrd not Jack Kennedy so Joe dying before inauguration doesn’t automatically give Killary the presidency.

  15. . . . then step down before the election and allow Hillary to run in his place.

    If anyone – including Clinton – thought Clinton had a chance on her own she would have ran, not sat on her ass. All this suggestion would do is hand her another humiliating defeat.

    The closest thing to a ‘realistic’ scenario would be her becoming Biden’s running mate and AFTER THE ELECTION (assuming Biden won, which is actually pretty unlikely) Biden steps down to make way for her. Because if he didn’t he would be at risk of accidentally brutally stabbing himself in the stomach while shaving.

    But that’s exactly why so many women are jockeying behind the scenes for a VP pick – whoever Biden’s VP is, is going to be the de-facto president if he’s elected.

  16. Gamecock
    May 1, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    I don’t know any “moderate” Democrats.

    They must be there. How else to explain how, despite appearing to consist entirely of the woke, SJW’s and Bernie bros, the current D nominee is an old white man who has been part of the status quo power structure for his whole life?

    Its a reminder to not ignore the presence of those not making any noise.

  17. Dennis, Who’s Got Him A Shootin’ Iron
    May 1, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Sanders and Warren have proved they are unelectable, and the current slate of female candidates for the VP slot (including Warren) are a hodge-podge of losers (Warren, Kolbuchar, Harris), loons (Abrams) and morons (Whitmer).

    I am saddened that you forgot about Gabbard. She’s the closest thing to a Democrat that I would vote for that I’ve seen in a long time.

  18. Dennis, Just Dennis

    Oh yeah, and Gabbard… she’s unelectable too.

    Tulsi: Well spoken, good lookin’, and seriously batshit crazy.

  19. @Agammamon

    After words from Dennis, I looked closer – she’s as loony as rest

    I concluded my initial liking was: she’s attractive and ex-military

  20. She just seemed sane in comparison to the rest of them.
    Given her spat with Hillary the chance of the party throwing anything Tulsi‘s way is very remote.
    I’m thinking it hasn’t been long enough for Obama to have been in power for the missus to step up, also likely keeping her away from any train wreck so she can be ready for the next run in 4 years when there won’t be an incumbent to battle.

  21. Dems only chance is to pick an obscure midwest governor. Worked for ’em in 1992. Problem is, they are so radicalized, they can’t do it now.

    Hopefully, down ticket effect will kill them.

    U.S. politics should be between the Republicans and the Libertarians. The Dems have gone so far left, there is no place for them in American politics.

  22. The only feasible way to do it is for Biden to win *with* *somebody* *else*. Then use his power as Prez to fire the VicePrez and appoint Clinton. Then do a Nixon and resign. Bingo! Clinton Mark Two.

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