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New book confirms Obama considered V.P. change

In politics, most rumors tend to have at least a grain of truth in them. It turns out that all those rumors about the Obama campaign considering replacing Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton for 2012 were true. According to an Oct. 31 New York Times article, a new book written by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann confirms there were polls and focus groups done in 2011 regarding this decision. It was determined that the move would not make a significant difference.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden talks to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during an arrival ceremony for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on the South Lawn of the White House October 13, 2011 in Washington, D.C
(Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

This new book by these two seasoned journalists is entitled "Double Down.” It discloses that the move to replace Biden with Clinton for the 2012 race was led by William M. Daley who was then Obama's chief of staff.

Halperin and Heilemann also disclosed some interesting tidbits about the strained relationship between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. The president is quoted as saying, "I like him...in doses."

The book details their awkward relationship and reveals that the two presidents did not even finish the complete 18 holes when they went golfing together.

The 2016 election will be fascinating to watch as it appears that Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden are positioning themselves for a presidential run.

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