Joe Biden to Become No Biden?
* Rumors Persist about Obama Dumping Biden
* A Visit to Barack Obama Campaign Offices
* A Visit to the Campaign’s Website

What did we find?

Joe Biden to become No Biden?

Will Joe Biden become No Biden?

As reported earlier [No Biden: Rumors Swirl Over Obama Dumping Biden for Hillary Clinton], rumors have been circulating about that the Obama-Biden ticket is about to become the Obama-Clinton ticket.

Is it really “Bye Bye Biden”?

The scenario: Sometime between October 2 and 5, Joe Biden will plead poor health and drop off the ticket. Hillary Clinton will then ride to the rescue of the Obama campaign that earlier spurned her. The Democrat ticket will then sweep to victory in an unprecedented, albeit Machiavellian, move.

We received this email a few days after our last story:

I got this email over the weekend from retired USAF friend, have no idea as to its authenticity. Been told it’s from excellent sources within the DNC:

“On or about October 5,2008, Sen Joe Biden will excuse himself from the ticket, citing health problems, and he will be replaced by Hillary R Clinton.” This is timed to occur after the VP debate on 10/2.

Thinking, “this is how rumors get started,” a little road trip seemed to be in order.

If Joe Biden were not the solid VP pick–and due to be replaced in the rumored “October Surprise”–it would seem that there wouldn’t be much of an investment made by the Obama campaign in Obama-Biden campaign materials and merchandise.

We visited three Obama campaign offices in three different states, called several others in a few states picked at random and checked out’s online store to see what the situation was.

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There seemed to be plenty of campaign material for Barack Obama, sans Biden. In fact, “Obama-Biden” didn’t seem to be much on display at all in any of the offices.

It’s been nearly a month since Barack Obama named Joe Biden as his vice-presidential pick: what’s the hold-up with the Obama-Biden campaign materials? Why is there almost no Obama-Biden merchandise available?

This is a candidate who’s campaign has planned for this race for months–some would say years.

As was stated, there is no end to the “Only Obama” campaign materials.

Joyce, in the Portland OR Obama office told us that, “No one has any (Obama-Biden campaign merchandise)”.

“We don’t have any Obama-Biden stuff. The national campaign says it’s sold out and back-ordered. It’ll be about two weeks until we get any.”

Two weeks?

That would place the date around the 4th or 5th of October, incidentally.

Joyce did note that she herself was wearing an Obama-Biden T-shirt.

We talked to Paul in the Washington PA Obama office–which was busy at the time–and he told us that there wasn’t any Obama-Biden signs, t-shirts or stickers in that office, at least right now.

We were told that there were “some Obama-Biden buttons. We’re asking a $50 donation for them.”

Paul noted that there were “street signs coming in on Monday” (September 22). He was pretty sure they were Obama-Biden.

We’ll check back then.

Dan, at the Belmont office in Bellaire OH, said, “No, we don’t have any Obama-Biden signs or T-shirts. They’re supposed to be coming in the next couple weeks.”

We talked to Al and Ramona in the Wheeling WV Obama office. They informed us that they were told “Obama-Biden merchandise would be available the first week of October”.

Again, that “first week of October” date is cited.

Maybe the campaign offices are caught in a supply problem. Maybe not.

But, we’re not conspiracy theorists, so we decided to check out’s store at the website.

What did we find there?

Continue reading: No Biden Rumor: No Obama-Biden Campaign Materials in Obama Offices

by Mondoreb
Source: No Biden Rumor: No Obama-Biden Campaign Materials in Obama Offices

Mondoreb blogs at Death By 1000 Papercuts. Interested readers can e-mail him at All DBKP stories are filed under Mondoreb at BNN.

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