Jim Geraghty, on the sudden Beltway whispers that Joe Biden might wish to think about spending more time with his family:
[A] sudden Biden departure won’t happen and can’t happen, for a couple of reasons. First, it would require President Obama to admit a mistake.
…and that ends it, pretty much there. This is mostly all about Establishment DC laying down its own markers in anticipation of a Romney-Ryan win, anyway; when Obama loses the usual suspects will all blame Biden for it, and never mind everything else.
PS: Regarding the debates… I certainly hope that the Romney-Ryan team has got some very vicious, very ruthless people debate prepping Paul Ryan on foreign policy. Because the expectations for Biden aren’t just low: they’ve crashed through the floor, and are now in an impact crater in the basement muttering about space. Paul Ryan needs to make Joe Biden reel during their debate.