Conventional wisdom is that President Obama might replace Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton on the 2012 ticket. But that would be going with the wrong Clinton, argued Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozell in a Politico commentary. The 22nd “Amendment clearly states that a two-term president is ineligible to be elected again. It says nothing about being elevated to the office again through succession.” They conclude: “Unless political realities change in the next few months, a Barack-Bubba ticket figures to be stronger than an Obama-Biden replay. Bill Clinton would certainly relish being called back onto the field to save the day, help his wife”— who’d be well-positioned to run for the 2016 nomination — “and be the first former president to serve as veep. Obama is one of the few powerful people with the personal confidence to make such a historic choice. Given the right circumstances, Obama-Clinton would make a formidable Democratic ticket.”
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