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Sep 22, 2008

Jack Kelly, "Biden getting dumped."

A few days ago in a post ‘Biden, going, going, …..’ I mentioned that Steve Maloney had predicted that Obama would be forced to dump Biden off the ticket and replace him with Hillary.

Now, syndicated columnist Jack Kelly has noticed and written an article in the Washington Post, headed“Obama ticket duress?

In what now seems the long ago days between the time Sen. John McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate and her acceptance speech, there was considerable speculation in the news media that Mr. McCain would drop her from the ticket.

This was entirely a media invention. There was no sentiment among Republicans for replacing Mrs. Palin, and Mr. McCain - whose loyalty to his friends nearly cost him his life in Vietnam - is not the kind of person who would desert his choice. ………

There has, of course, been no further speculation about dropping Sarah Palin from the ticket after her boffo performance in St. Paul, Minn. But my friend Steve Maloney (who first got me interested in Sarah Palin) says his sources in the Democratic Party tell him Barack Obama is being pressured to dump Sen. Joseph Biden from the ticket and replace him with Hillary Clinton, the switch to come just after the vice presidential debate Oct. 2. Speculation about such a switch has emerged on several left-wing blogs.

“It’s time to dump Biden and replace him with Sen. Hillary Clinton,” said Andy Ostroy on the Huffington Post Monday. “I’m starting to think that if Team Obama doesn’t do something dramatic fast, it’s gonna lose this election.”

On Thursday, September 18, 2008, Joe Biden said paying more in taxes should make us feel patriotic.

What might prompt such an act of desperation? The polls - which indicate the race is a statistical dead heat - are cause for concern, but not for panic.

This might be the reason: “Party elders also believe the Obama camp is in denial about warnings from Democratic pollsters that his true standing is 4 to 6 points lower than that in published polls because of hidden racism from voters,” wrote Tim Shipman in the London Telegraph Sunday.
When I posted I made the point that I felt it was difficult to see this working. I still think that this is the case, however I feel that there is a good chance that Hillary will be drafted onto the ticket against her better judgment or face a bleak political future.

The Clintons have both been accused of racism by Obama. Bill was extremely resentful about it and it is hard to imagine that Hillary would see it any differently.

The Obama campaign is blatantly misogynistic as reported here: -
The older woman who introduced him at a rally here (Flatrock, Mich.) called Mr. Biden’s Republican counterpart, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, a “bucket of fluff,” and he rewarded the woman as he took the microphone with an “I love you” and a gentle kiss on the head.
Interestingly one of the things Steve expected to happen was that Hillary would in the interim refuse to have contact or be seen with Palin until after the switch.

This would explain why Hillary tossed a hissy fit and refused to attend a rally against the barbaric Iranian president on finding out that Palin would be there. Subsequently Palins invitation was withdrawn after the Obama campaign threatened to take legal action to remove the tax exempt status of the organizations involved.
“...Sometimes it is one decision at one moment that determines the game, and one decision at one moment that shapes history. The presidents of major Jewish organizations had that moment to show the united strength of Jews and all Americans against Ahmadinejad, the man who proudly declares his plan to destroy Israel, assume dominion over the Middle East and rid democratic (small d) nations of the freedoms we cherish.

With the world watching New York, as the denier of one Holocaust and planner of another, steps into the public arena, there should be a wall of Americans standing together in opposition.”
Jack Kelly, a syndicated columnist, is a former Marine and Green Beret and a former deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration. He is national security writer for the Pittsburgh (Pa.) Post-Gazette.

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