Now here's a story about how much time Obama has left to drop Droolin' Joe from the democraptic ticket. It's barely three weeks; just 22 days until Joe is in like a carbuncle on Obama's butthole that the surgeon can't reach with a scalpel.
From the Weekly Standard:
President Barack Obama has slightly more than 22 days to drop Vice Presidential Joe Biden from the 2012 Democratic presidential ticket, according to lawyers familiar with the party nominating process. That is, Democrats have until September 6 to formally nominate their presidential ticket which will then be qualified for the 50 state ballots.I keep remembering what happened to Obama's grandma just before the 2008 election.
And it is still possible for that ticket not to include the current vice president, Joe Biden.
"As a sitting president and vice president, Obama and Biden are both considered the Democrats' presumptive nominees and will not be the official nominees until after Charlotte," a lawyer familiar with the party nominating process tells me. "Each party has to file paperwork with each state once the candidates become official nominees. So it's still quite possible for Obama to drop Biden and replace him with someone else and pay no consequences with listing on ballots."
Renewed speculation that Biden could be dropped from the ticket comes on the heels of yet another gaffe by the vice president. "They gonna put y'all back in chains," Biden said of the Republican candidates for president and vice president yesterday at a campaign stop. CNN reported that a senior adviser called Biden's comments "not helpful," and that "they believe the vice president has knocked them off track."Despite rumors of sleep apnea, Ole Joe better hide the pillows far, far away from his futon for the next few weeks.