the new book
Double Down by Mark Halperin and
John Heilemann, some of Obama’s aides were keen to have Hillary
Clinton replace Joe Biden as vice president in late 2011.
On Election Night 2012 after clinching a second term, President
Obama hailed Joe Biden as “the best vice president anybody could
ever hope for.”
But a new account of the year leading up to the election,
detailed in the book “Double Down,” reveals that many of Obama’s
closest aides weren’t always as convinced.
In late 2011, several top Obama campaign officials secretly
considered a VP swap for Hillary Rodham Clinton, convening
focus-groups and commissioning opinion polls to determine whether
the president could get a boost among voters.
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