President Killjoy: Obama Signals Against a Jump to Hillary for 2012
Of course, the entertainment value of the semi-controlled motor mouth of the current VP [top ten Biden gaffes available here] is not to be underestimated. This is undoubtedly why, on more than one occasion during the last couple of years, either voluntarily or at someone’s quiet request, he appears to have gone missing.
But to speak frankly from the perspective of the opposition, it would have been preferable to have had the soap opera that is Hillary Clinton, with all of her machinations and baggage, standing next to President Obama in the upcoming presidential campaign spotlight.
Unfortunately, the odds of that development dropped considerably last week.
“The single best decision that I have made was selecting Joe Biden as my running mate,” Obama said. “The single best decision I have made. I mean that. It’s true.”
Obama was in Delaware with Biden campaigning for Democratic Senate nominee Chris Coons, but in his speech seemed to address the rumors that circulated after Bob Woodward said making Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Obama’s vice president in 2012 was “on the table.”