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The new book "Double Down" making big political claims about the 2012 campaign

A new book is out making some pretty big political claims, one of them is Vice President Joe Biden may have been out of a job in last year.
That's one of several claims made in "Double Down," a new book on the 2012 campaign.

In the last Presidential Election, could we have seen this team, instead of this team?

A question CNN's Wolf Blitzer even posed to the Secretary of State months before the election.

Wolf: If the President of the US says, Madam Secretary, I need you on the ticket this year to beat Romney, are you ready to run as his Vice Presidential running mate?

Hrc: That is not going to happen. That's like saying, if the Olympic committee called you up and said are you ready to run the marathon, would you accept? It's not going to happen.

The stuff of speculation, then, now, reportedly, the stuff of an explosive new book.

Suggesting that a small, exclusive group of Obama advisers secretly considered dumping Joe Biden from the ticket, for Hillary Clinton.

That secret blown by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann in their new book, "Double Down," the New York Times first reported.

They were looking at what having Hillary Clinton on the ticket would mean politically.

The book says then White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley spearheaded the effort, the Times reports. Daley reacted this morning.

One of the jobs of Chief of Staff is to take a look at things outside the box but not for a moment was there a serious discussion or belief that Joe Biden should be replaced, period.

The white house said, I know for a fact that President Obama never considered this.

Meanwhile, The times says the book also mentions Mitt Romney's potential running mates, saying he eliminated New Jersey Governor Chris Christie from his VP short list because of unanswered questions about Christie's background and health.