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Vice President Joe Biden addresses delegates and members at the union Vice President Joe Biden addresses delegates and members at the union's international convention, Friday, July 1, 2011, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)  

Speculation swirls that Obama will dump Biden from the ticket in 2012

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Could President Obama dump Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket in 2012?

New York Post columnist Fred Dicker says yes, quoting prominent Democrat and Republicans speculating that the president would replace Biden with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Leaders with Ginni Thomas: Daniel Hannan)

“I don’t think there’s any doubt Obama is going to pick him as his running mate,” Republican William Powers told Dicker. β€œThe president is in trouble and Biden doesn’t bring anything to his ticket.”

The report also said former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown has speculated that Biden would replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

Cuomo is said to be eyeing his own run for president in 2016. But Biden may not be thrilled about the prospect of Obama elevating Cuomo, especially since the V.P. reportedly floated the idea with Democratic donors of running for president himself in 2016 too.