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Oops, another hole in the Hillary Clinton-may-replace-Joe Biden-as-President Obama's-running mate-in-2012 story. Biden says Obama has already asked him to "run again" as vice president.

"I tell you what, there's a real trust, that's why he's asked me to run again," Biden told the New York Times between campaign stops in Pittsburgh Monday. "Look, he said, 'We're going to run together, are you going to run?' I said, 'Of course, you want me to run with you, I'd be happy to run with you.'" Biden's comments, while not an official statement, also indicate the obvious -- that Obama himself has every intention of running for a second term.

Vice President Biden and President ObamaBiden, 67, is spending a lot of time on the campaign trail these days, but he's not necessarily prepping for 2012. Rather, he has emerged as the Democratic Party's chief optimist, pumping up the troops in city after city, and predicting the Democrats will hold their majorities in the U.S. House and Senate in midterm elections next month.

The latest Hillary-for-Biden buzz began earlier this month when Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward said he understood that a switcheroo that would put Clinton on the national ticket is "on the table" at the White House. The Obama administration and Clinton denied it. Now, Biden has weighed in.
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ialbel

Obama Biden 2012 ...perfect pair to take on the losers mantle. By the looks of the polls it won't matter who runs against this ticket ...they can't win.

October 15 2010 at 8:05 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
flyingace

Biden will open his mouth and insert his foot many times before the 2012 elections. Like terrorism, it's not a matter of if it will happen, it's a matter of when.

October 14 2010 at 6:00 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
gmydogbud

Thats what Joe says today, tomorrow we may have another story. One never knows this this administration!

October 14 2010 at 5:20 PM Report abuse +18 rate up rate down Reply
silverdragon8448

That is not the question: The Question is : Why is Obama running?

October 14 2010 at 5:06 PM Report abuse +31 rate up rate down Reply
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John E. Ball

He needs to run so his oponent will have a sure victory.

October 14 2010 at 6:19 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
ezrabg

Obama, despite what people call his "lagging poll numbers," is 23 points ahead of President Ronald Ray-guns poll numbers in 1980. Reagan had some midterm setbacks and an unemployment rate approximating 10.6 per cent. After his reelection, OPEC fell apart, inflation waned and the employment figures improved. It will get better in Obama's following two years as well, and I don't see a viable candidate for the Republicans either.

October 14 2010 at 4:33 PM Report abuse -55 rate up rate down Reply
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dvdsn61

Reagans poll numbers in 1980? Reagan wasn't president yet in 1980!

October 14 2010 at 7:40 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Charlie

President Obama will be reelected.

October 14 2010 at 3:52 PM Report abuse -98 rate up rate down Reply
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semanagement

And donkeys will fly too

October 14 2010 at 4:03 PM Report abuse +91 rate up rate down Reply
vinnievess

fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on ME..

October 14 2010 at 3:25 PM Report abuse +99 rate up rate down Reply
elpasop

Bob Woodward is wrong again, which is nothing new with him. He tries not to upset the powers that be and soft soaps everything yet acts like a big deal insider, NOT. This Hillary Biden thing is just smoke and cool aid from the right,to get its base all worked up and that has never been a problem, we are so smart we voted for Bush TWICE, but all of this is Obamas fault we didn't do anything wrong. After all we are the RIGHT. PS Mrs. Obama does not like Hillary so it won't happen, and I don't feel warm and fuzzy about Bill and Hillary liking the Obamas either.

October 14 2010 at 3:12 PM Report abuse -35 rate up rate down Reply
rosiesgal29

clutching at straws to get relected might cost him lots more than h e wants to pay any one whose now campaigning and being supported and fund raised for by the Obama camp is who i wont be voting for and i doubt hed ever be relected its not in his stars so to speak

October 14 2010 at 2:58 PM Report abuse +70 rate up rate down Reply
Buster

Well, at least Biden is experienced. Hillary hasn't done anything, and has been a failure as Secretary of State.

October 14 2010 at 2:52 PM Report abuse +37 rate up rate down Reply

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