Obama can't dump Biden

The commentariat is foolishly enamored of the fantasy that Andrew Cuomo could replace Joe Biden as the president's running mate in 2012

Edward Morrissey

Not all that long ago, a group of pundits, including myself, addressed the questions swirling around the re-election prospects of the president — namely, about the potential drag that his vice president might represent. The nation was caught in an unpopular war, and some suggested that the best way to change fortunes for the president would be to jettison his first running mate. The vice president had no real future in party politics anyway, and his addition to the ticket had been perceived as politically irrelevant. A fresh running mate in the next election would signal new directions for the administration, generate enthusiasm among younger voters, and allow the party to groom a successor who could run for what would essentially be the incumbent's third term in the election that followed four years later. We even had a candidate for the replacement running mate.

Condoleezza Rice.

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