( - promoted by Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno)
I know simpleton would like to sow the seeds of discord throughout the Republican Party, but an even bigger family fued to watch for is the inevitable Clinton vs Biden vs Patrick showdown that is headed for the Democrat Patry.
Here is the what is happening. Joe Biden, as the Vice President, is the presumed default candidate for the Presidency in 2016. Why else would Obama chose Biden if not to be his successor? But then, Hillary Clinton, who has been the faithful party servant, and previous Presidential candidate has already become the front runner. But, in the wings is Gov Deval patrick, who many party insiders say is absolutely going to run for the Presidency in 2016.
The Democrat Party will have to make some tough decisions. Do they nominate Joe Biden the VP for two term Obama? Do they finally get around to Hillary and nominate her because she is a party servant and a woman? Or do they go with Deval Patrick, the carbon copy of Obama, and try to squeeze another 4 or 8 years out of the poor Chicago street kid story?
This is going to be a bloody battle indeed, and one I think will likely rip the party into not two, but three or four factions. Obama has already 'unofficially' endorsed Hillary, which makes me think a deal was made long ago between the Obamas and the Clintons. That leaves old Joe Biden out in the cold. But then again, Deval Patrick might assume Obama will throw his endorsement behind a brother. Patrick too has been a big supporter of Obama over the last 4 years. Finally, old Joe Biden may be too dangerous to ignore. As the sitting VP he can pull a lot of strings that would expose Hillary as a fraud in order to gain the seat himself. Joe should not be trifled with!
It will be fun to watch, get the popcorn...