I have been of the belief, even back when George H.W. Bush was in the midst of his reelection bid in 1992 that - for politics' sake alone - he should have dumped Dan Quayle and brought on another partner with whom to run. It would have been enough to jump-start his stuck-in-a-rut presidency. I've never been shaken from that belief.
(Okay, he could have had Mr. Quayle ask to retire or be counted out or something ... as those things are supposed to be portrayed.)
Instead Dad Bush changed nothing, brought no new ideas to the campaign, left his supporters yawning, his potential supporters looking for something different, and he lost to Bill Clinton by more than a smidgeon.
Well, déjà vu all over again. I read this in today's paper:
White House irked by rumors Obama plans to drop Biden
The question is: Was the White House really "irked" or did the White House simply profess irkness?*
1) Obama ain't gonna make it in the 2012 election if he doesn't shake things up (see GHW Bush above).
2) Couple that with the fact that he only chose that goofy old man because of Biden"s foreign policy experience (as opposed to any common sense or regular sense of this earthly realm). And Obama now has his own experience - whether feckless and lacking or not - and lots of it.
So Joe Biden serves him absolutely no purpose.
3) Additionally, there are still a lot of Democrats out there who will not vote for Obama unless he has Hillary on the ticket.
Now that's the ticket.
4) Add to all that the fact that Biden embarrasses himself on a regular basis and ...
... you have perfect reason to dump him and go with Madam Secretary.
The White House is "irked."
Earth to irked White House: If I were you I'd be less irked and more frightened of impending doom.
There are a lot of other things to get all irked about.
* Yeah, I invented a word. Felt good.