Romney/Biden 2012! Or Even Just Biden 2012?

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As the dust settles slowly from the VP debate, the election trundles on regardless, the polls take their own sweet time to give any clear indication of WTF is going on, and Paul Ryan fans feverishly adapt to the abject drubbing their idol took by collapsing onto the crowded fainting couches of denial, Philip Klein at The Washington Examiner twangs his readers’ last nerves by pointing out a quirk of the Constitution:

It might be hard to believe after his assault on Mitt Romney in last night’s debate, but there’s a scenario under which Joe Biden could serve as Mitt Romney’s vice president.

As noted in an earlier post, there are plausible scenarios under which next month’s election could result in a 269–269 electoral vote tie, which would send the presidential election over to the House of Representatives. Such an outcome would favor Romney over President Obama, according to an analysis by the Washington Examiner.

But in such a case, it would fall on the Senate to choose the vice president, with each Senator getting a vote. Given that it’s quite possible (arguably likely) that Democrats will retain control of the Senate, it means that they could vote for Biden to remain on as VP, even if the House elects Romney as president.

In theory, if the election outcome is a 50-50 Senate, Biden could be the tie-breaking vote for himself. This would allow him to remain on as VP and for the Democrats to retain effective control of the Senate. It would also usher in the Romney-Biden administration.

Somebody alert vanguard of the Biden underraters, the unspeakably unfunny aggro troll clown Jim Treacher, last seen emitting a butthurt squeal of a post titled “Last night, Joe Biden was a three-letter word: J-E-R-K,” having greeted news of the Ryan pick back in August with: “Fortunately, Biden wears Depends Or else there could’ve been an embarrassing scene when he heard the news.”

Clear some space around Treacher if you do, since Klein caps his musings with:

If the House ends up deadlocked in choosing a president, then the candidate the Senate chooses as vice president would be sworn in as commander in chief. In other words, this scenario could produce a President Biden.

Here’s an open thread if you want it.

Posted by YAFB on 10/13/12 at 09:19 AM • Permalink

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If the House ends up deadlocked in choosing a president, then the candidate the Senate chooses as vice president would be sworn in as commander in chief. In other words, this scenario could produce a President Biden.

Could do worse . . . like a President Romney.

But who’d be Biden’s VP? Has anybody seen Big Bird’s long-form birth certificate?

You’ll be okay, dear. There’s always 2016.

Did he just call jerk a three letter word because he didn’t want to offend his readers by saying (my assumption only) “ass”? It of course it could be that he needs some Sesame Street time with The Count.

acrannymint—It’s a Jim Treacher “joke.” That means it’s based on an event nobody cared about months ago (a slip of the tongue by Biden during a speech) that he’s been trolling round the Web ever since because he’s got wingnut block. Did you laugh? Thought not.

You’ll be okay, dear. There’s always 2016.

AHAHAHAHA Hook, line, and sinker! If you build it, they will come.

How are you feeling about that earlier prediction, Nostradamus? Did you need to adjust your Depends during the debate, or did you just pee yourself where you sat, as usual? First it’s warm ...

Oh Jim Jim Jim. Googling yourself on a Saturday night.

My apologies, Mrs. P. Beetlejuice!

(P.S. Check out the link in his nym. #WAR)

You poor sweeties.

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