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My wife is far more capable than I when it comes to staring at a computer screen for hours reading blogs. She has become a veritable storehouse of opinions on countless subjects... some of which I have no knowledge. But her favorite subject now is politics. No matter where we are or who we are with, the discussion invariably turns to politics. I can try as hard as I might to turn the discussion to golf, but I know that my efforts are doomed. She is a political blog pit bull without being a hockey mom.
The other day, she offered one of those blog insights that once the VP debates are over, Sen. Joe Biden will announce that he is too ill or has too many personal distractions or some such... and will remove himself from the election campaign. Then Sen. Obama will reluctantly accept that decision and, for the sake of the Party, select Sen. Clinton as his running mate... thereby negating any advantage Sen. McCain had gained in selecting Gov. Palin.
There is history for such an action: former Sen. Eagleton, who died last year, stepped off the 1972 campaign bus after it was revealed he suffered from depression.
But why would Sen. Biden make such a move? Possibly pressure from Sen. Obama who realizes that his "safe" choice was a mistake that could cost this election. But choose Sen. Clinton? In politics, your goal is to win office first and deal with the person you hate later.
What makes such a scenario improbable is that Sen. Clinton is in a potentially winning position by Sen. Obama losing the election... and that she would not be inclined to play second fiddle for eight years which would make her 69-years old if she tried to run for president in 2016. Better to let Sen. Obama crash and burn so she could run in 2012...