Joe Biden is taking another week off.
According to his official White House schedule, "The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will be in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. There are no public events scheduled." Just one month ago, Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, took the week of July 4 to vacation. That vacation was also spent at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Biden's second week-long vacation in as many months is likely to fuel speculation that President Barack Obama is considering dropping the veteran politician from the ticket this election. Biden's frequent errors and gaffes in office and on the campaign trail have been the source of much consternation for the Obama administration, and have resulted in strong calls for Biden to be dropped from the ticket.
The decision of whether Biden will again be nominated to be Obama's vice president has not been made official, though Democratic officials have so far been quick to shut down any such rumors that he might be dropped.
Nevertheless, Biden's absence--again--might fuel speculation that Obama could be better helped by picking another vice presidential candidate.
The November election is just three months away.
As for Obama, his schedule this week is packed. Here's what he has lined up, according to the White House:
On Monday, the President will sign the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act at a signing ceremony in the Oval Office. Later on Monday, the President will travel to Stamford and Westport, Connecticut for campaign events.
On Tuesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.
On Wednesday, the President will travel to Denver and Grand Junction, Colorado for campaign events.
On Thursday, the President will travel to Pueblo and Colorado Springs, Colorado for campaign events.
On Friday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.