President Barack Obama considering dropping Joe Biden from his 2012 re-election ticket in favor of Hillary Clinton, a new book says.
By STEVE KRASKE
The Kansas City Star
Obama ultimately backed off after calculating that the boost hed receive from adding Clinton wasnt enough to justify such a radical move.
Journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann detail the drama in their new book, Double Down.
When the research came back near the end of (2011), it suggested that adding Clinton to the ticket wouldnt materially improve Obamas odds, the authors write. Biden had dodged a bullet he never saw coming and never would know anything about, if the Obamans could keep a secret.