Hillary/Obama Ticket to Challenge Trump?
By Stephen Lendman
May 04, 2020 "Information
- Despite polls showing Biden favored to defeat Trump,
the notion surfaced of resurrecting two-time loser
Hillary with Obama as her VP running mate to replace the
presumptive Dem nominee.
by years of disturbing political baggage as US senator
and vice president, along with resurfaced accusations of
sexual groping, assault, and nude swimming in full view
of female secret service agents assigned to protect him,
political career spanning a near-half century, Biden has
been on the wrong side of virtually everything just
societies hold dear.
protected because the same thing applies to Trump, both
figures unfit for any public office, clearly not the
Hillary/Obama ticket emerge in lieu of politically
challenged Biden when Dem party delegates choose who’ll
run against Trump in November?
The Hill, Biden’s nomination as Dem standard bearer is
“far from official,” adding:
Some Dems “fear
that (his) political survival is getting more
problematic with each passing day.”
three main issues. The first is their concern that an
allegation of sexual assault leveled against Biden by
former staffer Tara Reade won’t go away anytime soon. If
anything, it appears to be about to gain a new life.”
is son Hunter’s dubious business dealings.
the question of age and Biden’s “cognitive issues,” the
same thing raised about Trump.
speculated whether Biden might be urged by party bosses
to voluntarily pull out of the race.
If happens, a
new Dem standard bearer will be chosen — by delegates
during the party’s convention or the DNC if he drops out
after it’s held.
Might a Dem
governor like New York’s Andrew Cuomo replace him? Or
will Hillary resurface as third-time nominee?
If the latter
occurs, could Obama be her running mate? Under the 12th
Amendment, no one “ineligible to the office of president
shall be eligible to that of vice president of the
Amendment states that “no person shall be elected to the
office of the president more than twice.”
Law Professor Jonathan Turley, Obama can’t legally be
part of a Dem ticket with Hillary, saying:
“There is no
constitutional foundation (for) Obama’s return,” citing
the 12th Amendment that leaves no ambiguity, adding:
constitutionally ineligible to be president so he is
constitutionally ineligible to be vice president.”
Amendment also makes him ineligible because the VP is
first in line to succeed the president if the office
becomes vacant for any reason.
view, notions otherwise are pure “fantasy (or) junk
food…media analysis” that wouldn’t hold up under legal
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