Sarah Palin: If Hillary Clinton Replaced Joe Biden as Obama's VP, They'd Have a 'Darn Good Chance of Winning'
Earlier in the week, Vice President Joe Biden sparked yet another controversy with remarks about “chains” at a campaign event that many African Americans attended. Critics say he was trying to make a point about Wall Street reform, but instead critics claim the VP lobbed a racially charged claim. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican VP nominee, says this claim should cost Biden his place on the presidential ticket.
Last night on On the Record, Palin told Greta Van Susteren, “The strategists over there in the Obama campaign have got to look at a diplomatic way of replacing Joe Biden on the ticket with Hillary. I don’t want to throw out that suggestion and have them actually except the suggestion because then a Obama / Hillary Clinton ticket would have a darn good chance of winning ... but really, Joe Biden really drags down that ticket.”
John McCain also suggested that the Obama camp should replace Biden with Secretary of State Clinton, but he said that would never happen. On last night's Entertainment Tonight, President Obama brushed aside the criticism and defended his number two.
Angela McGlowan and Julian Epstein discussed the chances of Biden’s name being taken off the ticket on today’s Happening Now.
Epstein doesn’t think anyone’s taking Biden’s comments seriously, and defended him, saying, “[Biden] was simply using a metaphor and it’s always dangerous when you take a metaphor too literally.”
McGlowan weighed in, saying, “Biden is not a liability to Obama because Democrats for decades have been using these ‘bamboozling’ politics to prey on the emotions of our community.” She went on to say that both sides need to get back to the issues and decide what they are going to do to create a better America.
Epstein added, “I think this is a false issue. I think this is an issue being stirred up by conservatives largely because there’s lots of misgivings about the Ryan pick and his Medicare proposals and budget proposals. I think this is an attempt to try to distract from all of the controversy around that."
McGlowan concluded, “It just shows and demonstrates that the Obama camp is very desperate because they can’t stand on the issues.”