. . .Come 2012, Joe will be an Effing Old Man, about to turn 70, almost as old as the old Arizona guy who they suggested was too old to become president in 2008.
Likely time to let Joe take the train back to Wilmington for good.
And counting on a 2012 victory, as he must, Obama will want to have a 2016 heir-apparent at his left hand, a presidential-candidate-in-waiting as Al Gore was in Bill Clinton’s second term.
And as George W. Bush forgot to obtain in his second term, leaving the GOP with the losing leftover candidate from 2000.