Just don't shoot me. Read every word: If you disagree with me, that's all the more cause for you to read it: Joe Biden is a damned idiot.
Obama has to get rid of this Biden thing, and replace it with Hillary. But Biden can't have a medical emergency, or resign to spend time with his family, because it's been predicted so often, from people with massive media footprints (and I apologize for linking to Rush, but blame Ann Althouse) to people who lack media baby toes like yours truly, that even the New York Times, which is about as deep in the tank as NPR, couldn't ignore all these predictions when Biden discovers his tumor.
Prediction: If Obama can't get him riled up or Obama's media allies don't sandbag him, McCain will hold his own on Friday. Sarah Palin, on the other hand, is going to murder Biden next week, because whatever her flaws may be, the arteries within her brain haven't hardened to the consistency of concrete.