There is a rumor floating around that Biden will be stepping down for health reasons, to be replaced by Hillary Clinton. Sorry, folks, it’s not going to happen.
Not that I wouldn’t like to see at least part of that become reality. I feel the Biden appointment was the first truly disappointing move on Obama’s part. In a campaign of supposed change, choosing such a warmed over Washington insider as Biden was a poor choice. And the libertarian in me hates Biden’s aggressive support for the drug war and the PATRIOT Act.
Unfortunately, Biden isn’t going anywhere. Such a move at this late stage would be incredibly disrupting, and frankly, he’s not doing a bad job as Obama’s attack dog.
If I should be wrong, however, I sure hope Obama chooses Bill Richardson as Biden’s replacement.