JUST IN: Dems Have Already Decided To Replace Hillary With This Big Name

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Amid a cloud of uncertainty that has fallen over the presidential election in the wake of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s medical episode on Sunday, Democratic Party officials are trying to plan their response in case Clinton is forced to withdraw as a candidate.

Journalist David Shuster recently added fuel to the fire with a tweet suggesting that Sen. Bernie Sanders, who pushed Clinton to the limit during the Democratic primary, may not be at the top of the short list to replace Clinton. According to a DNC delegate source, Vice President Joe Biden is slated as a possible replacement.

 


Shuster noted that Clinton’s health issues, compounded with Republican Donald Trump’s rise in the polls and her recent gaffe in calling Trump supporters “deplorables,” has created a perfect storm that is rocking her candidacy.

 

Shuster tweeted Sunday night that top Democrats were scrambling to have a plan in place.

 

ABC commentator Cokie Roberts also mentioned Biden when she spoke Monday morning about Democratic planning for the future.

“Now ironically, the candidate who everybody looks at is Joe Biden, who is older than Hillary Clinton,” she said.

“The fact that it comes now when the polls are tightening and Democrats are already saying that Hillary was the only candidate who could not beat Trump and it is taking her off of the campaign trail, canceling her trip to California – it has them very nervously beginning to whisper about having her step aside and finding another candidate,” Roberts added, although she did temper her speculation, noting that needing to replace Clinton was a long way from a certainty.

“I think it is unlikely to be a real thing. And I’m sure it is an overreaction of an already skittish party. But you know, they have looked at what happens in that circumstance,” she said.

No mater how unlikely, the subject was widely discussed.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., is “ready to become the president,” a former Ohio governor said at a Monday event.

 

Sanders, in contrast, made no public statements about Clinton dropping out.

Despite the speculation, former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain said he doesn’t believe Clinton would ever drop her campaign.

“If I were a betting man, I’d put my money on the idea that Hillary’s a ‘bitter clinger’ when it comes to seeking the White House. She has no intention of dropping out,” he said.

“So, while the story isn’t going to go away, you shouldn’t expect, hope for, or dream of a scenario where Hillary Clinton bows out. If you’re looking for conspiracy theories, try this one on for size: Hillary has to stay in the race. The minute she’s no longer a political force, any high-level protections that she and the Clinton Foundation have been enjoying will evaporate. She’s running not just for president, but for self-preservation.”

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