Commentator Robert Reich, who was secretary of labor in Bill Clinton's administration, is predicting that President Obama will dump Vice President Joe Biden and replace him with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as his running mate in 2012. The move, which was mentioned as a possibility earlier this year, is bubbling to the surface again and makes you wonder if President Obama and his cabinet are considering such a strategy.
While Reich doesn't claim that his prediction is based on any insider knowledge, you have to believe that Obama selecting Hillary to become the first female vice president would be a jolt to his campaign, especially among the female vote, which many predict will dip for him in 2012.
According to a recent Gallup poll, Obama and Clinton are the most admired man and woman in the country. Clinton has won the award 10 years in a row, while Obama is on his fourth consecutive one.
Here's an excerpt from the piece:
The deal would also make Clinton the obvious Democratic presidential candidate in 2016 — offering the Democrats a shot at twelve (or more) years in the White House, something the Republicans had with Ronald Reagan and the first George Bush but which the Democrats haven't had since FDR. Twelve years gives the party in power a chance to reshape the Supreme Court as well as put an indelible stamp on America.
What are your thoughts on the possibility of this union?
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