Obama continues his slide in the polls against John McCain. Traditionally, there is a lag and there is every reason to believe things are going to get worse for Obama before they get better.
Woman are flocking to Palin, digging her and her story. Even though she is not a liberal Democrat, she is a strong, attractive, empowering female political presence.
Obama and the Democrats realize (in fact, many have already realized) their candidate made a terrific blunder in not selecting Hillary Clinton as his running mate.
So... a reason is found for Joe Biden to leave the ticket. Some minor illness is discovered. Something. And suddenly Obama can offer the vice presidency to Hillary Clinton again.
Would that help his prospects on Election Day? A pretty clever friend of mine thinks it would. And given the Democrats desperation to control all three branches of government, he would not be surprised if it actually happens.
Considering what the Dems pulled in New Jersey a few years back when they had a mortally wounded Senate candidate in Robert Torricelli, it might.
Facing corruption charges Torricelli dropped out of the race and the Dems replaced him with Frank Lautenberg despite the fact that it violated state election laws, which the liberal State Supreme court ignored.
There would be nothing illegal about forcing Biden out and replacing him with Hillary. The only question is would she take it. And how bad would it make Obama look.
Watch the polls. And maybe we'll see.
My friend thinks if the Dems pulled this, they'd win. I don't. But I think it would make the race a lot closer.
UPDATE: Democrats on the hill are getting jittery.