- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 3, 2013

Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to President Obama, said Sunday that research about possibly replacing Vice President Joseph R. Biden in 2012 was never seriously considered.

“This was never seriously considered, never taken to the president,” Mr. Pfieffer said on ABC’s “This Week,” Mediaite.com reported. “No one in the campaign ever seriously considered this in any way, shape or form.

“Then why was the research done?” host George Stephanopoulos asked.

“Research is done on a lot of things,” the aide responded. “As Bill Daley, who was chief of staff at the time, said the other morning, it wasn’t taken to the President. He said anybody who took it to the president probably would have been thrown out of the Oval Office. I believe that to be true, no matter what the research said.”