Who would replace Clinton if she cannot continue?

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Who would replace Clinton if she cannot continue?

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NorthReport

Clinton will hopefully recover from her health problems but if she is unable to continue who should replace her?

NorthReport

Who are the choices realistically?

6079_Smith_W

You mean if the mass-hypnosis mechanism fails and people realize she is one of the lizard aliens that control earth?

And that she has highly contagious Parkinsons disease which threatens all of us?

I'm not sure.

 

Unionist

Jimmy Carter. Just putting it out there.

Or, Cheri DiNovo.

kropotkin1951

Unionist wrote:

Jimmy Carter. Just putting it out there.

Is Bill eligible? One Clinton or the other does it matter?

NorthReport

Replaced by Sanders could the Democrats win?

Unionist

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Unionist wrote:

Jimmy Carter. Just putting it out there.

Is Bill eligible? One Clinton or the other does it matter?

Well, I agree, but then there's that 2-term limit in the constitution. But if Cheri DiNovo is eligible, I think they could make an exception for Bill.

PS: IANAL.

 

NorthReport

Joe Biden?

Is there anyone under 80 years of age in the Democrats?

Just askin!

6079_Smith_W

They should just become an anarcho syndicalist commune.

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

BERNIE !

All polls show that he'd destroy Trump. Hillary is a very weak candidate, And the neo-liberals in the DNC purposely fucked him and his supporters for the Coorporate/establishment candidate. Sorry,Hillary. This is not the right election for a candidate such as yourself.

iyraste1313

Just wondering what happened to all the anti conspiracy theorists those lunatics who were warning about her health.....oops guess they were right again, inspite of the anti conspiracists outrage at the very thought!
The matter deserves some serious considerations...the political system in the USA is unravelling! Especially the libertarian right is in a state of outrage!

To think there will be just some casual replacement by non elected delegates without serious protest? And further fragmentation?

Mr. Magoo

Here's the fantasy.

1.  The FBI, buckling under public pressure, arrests Clinton for "crimes against e-mail" and she is unceremoniously rounded up in the paddywagon and her head shaved.

2.  Further investigation implicates the war criminal Bill Clinton, and he too does the perp-walk to Guantanamo with his shirt over his head like we all don't know it's him.

3.  The Democratic National Committee, realizing that their chosen candidate will soon be making little rocks out of big rocks, resigns in shame en masse, citing "personal issues".

4.  An unpaid DNC intern, the last Democrat standing, is given a Herculean task:  get down on both knees and piously beg Bernie Sanders to save the Democratic Party from certain ruin.

5.  The intern makes a good argument for not letting the U.S. devolve into a ONE party government, and Sanders agrees only on the condition that the party give him a blank cheque to run on a basketful of progressive positions:  free health care for all, free tuition for all, free housing for all, free transit for all, free food for all, and a 99.999 % tax on the rich to pay for it all.

6.  Sanders chooses Jill Stein as his V.P., and she agrees, on the condition that wi-fi in U.S. schools be replaced by a network of love and support, and that any former U.S. Presidents who were clearly responsible for 9/11 be brought to justice in the Hague.

7.  The U.S. electorate, tired of their own fruitless and divisive partisan habits, vote for the Sanders/Stein ticket in a landslide!  The remaining dozens-to-hundreds of obstinate Tea Partiers find themselves friendless and alone.

8.  Sanders and Stein author, promote, and easily pass the "Good Government Act", which (among other things) ratifies the principal that the person or party who would be the most "good" wins elections at the federal, state and municipal levels, not whoever wins the "most" votes.

9.  Faced with overwhelming demand, and no fewer than 100 different petitions and GoFundMe pages, President Sanders reluctantly signs into law the 28th Amendment to the Constitution, the "President For Life" Amendment.

10. Using previously denied "Area 51" technologies -- long since made public -- President Sanders serves the American people well until his untimely passing in 2228 at age 287.

... and everyone lived happily ever after.   

If the indictment doesn't proceed/succeed, substitute these in the above:

1.  Honest, non-partisan medical diagnostics show that Hillary Clinton does, indeed, have a tumour the size of a falafel sandwich pressing on the aggression/judgement centre of her brain, caused by wi-fi.

2.  The Democratic National Committee, realizing that their chosen candidate will soon be completely incoherent and prone to blurting out secrets like a drunken Julian Assange, resigns in shame en masse, citing "personal issues".

3.  Bill Clinton, realizing that all of the state secrets he ever confided in his wife are going to come tumbling out of her when that tumour reaches grapefruit size, holes up in the Ecuadorean embassy where he entertains diplomats with impromptu saxophone concerts, and sleeps on a bedroll in the furnace room.

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Here's a better fantasy.

The US and the entire Middle East would just disappear from existance.(as a bonus Alberta too)

Unionist

6079_Smith_W wrote:

They should just become an anarcho syndicalist commune.

Oh God, my favourite!!!

6079_Smith_W

Glad someone got it.

Speaking of which:

 

Mr. Magoo

WRT the specific question in the thread title:

If you mean "replace Clinton as Democratic Candidate", probably her running mate.

If you mean "replace Clinton as President-elect in November", probably Donald Trump.

swallow swallow's picture

Who will replace Ronald Reagan when his dementia becomes a problem? 

Who will become VP when Dick Cheney has his fifth heart attack? 

Who will become NDP leader when Jack Layton dies during the campaign after his serious illness? 

Who will take over from Donald Trump after his mental illness spirals out of control? 

6079_Smith_W

Yup.

No wonder Roosevelt never let any pictures be taken of him in the chair.

We have come a long way.

Maybe their elections should be trial by competition; it would solve all this awkward stuff.

 

6079_Smith_W

Seriously, here's one for the vultures:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillarys-pneumonia-the-medias-lowest...

Quote:

Hillary Clinton had a near-fainting spell ― and one that was easily explainable, once she got to her doctor to be examined.

Not one reporter thought of pneumonia. Not one thought, “Shit, maybe she has a fever.”

Nope. “See a neurologist.” “Her complete health is now an issue.”

Reporters began concocting conspiracies in their own heads. Began saying that the onus was now on Hillary to prove her full health. They didn’t even wait. It was immediate, and in real time.

 

kropotkin1951

Unionist wrote:

6079_Smith_W wrote:

They should just become an anarcho syndicalist commune.

Oh God, my favourite!!!

One of mine as well. 

6079_Smith_W

And this:

Mr. Magoo

Dick Cheney:  four heart attacks later and that man just keeps soldiering on for his country!

Hillary Clinton:  she almost fainted!  She ALMOST FUCKING FAINTED!  Did you see? 

sherpa-finn

If we must rely on Monty Python for our political punditry, then the "Bring Out Your Dead" scene would seem somehow appropriate in the circumstances.

"But I'm NOT dead!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbSQ6O6kbs

Unionist

Mr. Magoo wrote:

WRT the specific question in the thread title:

If you mean "replace Clinton as Democratic Candidate", probably her running mate.

If you mean "replace Clinton as President-elect in November", probably Donald Trump.

Wow, thanks Magoo, I was totally misreading that "who will replace Clinton" question... I thought the answer was "Monika Lewinsky".

 

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Mr. Magoo

What makes all of this double-funny is that Bernie Sanders could have campaigned with an IV tube in his arm, and wearing a sleep apnea mask, and if anyone pointed this out his supporters would call it "able-ism" and demand that we all respect his right to medical confidentiality.  He could literally have a little piece of lung hanging out a nostril and he'd still be ready to go.

Sean in Ottawa

To answer the OP -- would it not be the VP nominee if she had to drop out after the convention?

6079_Smith_W

Mr. Magoo wrote:

 He could literally have a little piece of lung hanging out a nostril and he'd still be ready to go.

Yup. So long as there is a schlong there it is all good.

NorthReport

Possibly but probably not, and it really is a dog's breakfast.

http://heavy.com/news/2016/09/who-would-bernie-replace-hillary-clinton-i...

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

To answer the OP -- would it not be the VP nominee if she had to drop out after the convention?

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

It would seem that the OP is moot. Hillary Clinton has an infection, is being treated with antibiotics and is in otherwise good health.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/09/14/new_clinton_medical_re...

kropotkin1951

And I was sure it was Putin poisoning her because he backs Trump.

NorthReport

Axelrod said it all. Clinton's problems are stealth, not health!