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Fri Dec 14, 2018, 10:14 PM

Biden team discussed 2020 run with O'Rourke as VP: report

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Advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden have reportedly floated the idea of him teaming up with a younger running mate if he ran for president in 2020, including potentially Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas).

The Associated Press, citing people speaking on the condition of anonymity, reported the scenario Friday while noting that current and past advisers have discussed having Biden team up with a younger running mate to alleviate concerns about his age.

Biden would be 77 years old on Election Day in 2020 and would be the oldest president ever elected if he won. He has said he is considering launching another White House bid to take on Trump in two years, and is expected to face a crowded Democratic field.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/421506-biden-team-discussed-2020-run-with-orourke-as-vp-report



There are a bunch of prospective Dem candidates that would make a Great President. But they will have a fight to win the nomination with such a large field wanting to run (20+) That kind of fight would likely cause some splits in the Dem Party. . With Biden at the top of ticket a bunch of those potential candidates would drop out and support Biden. Beto on the ticket would eliminate concerns about Biden's age and add some vigor and excitement to the ticket. If Biden acknowledges the quality of those wanting to run and announce he would want those new faces in his cabinet and other high government positions we would go into the 2020 campaign as a united party.

I agree with what Biden said when he said he was the most qualified person in the country to be President. He has the experience to know how to govern. He would be mentoring and teaching all those new faces that he brought into his administration. The Democratic Party would be stronger in the years ahead.

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friend of m and j Dec 2018 OP
samnsara Dec 2018 #1
Bleacher Creature Dec 2018 #2
cstanleytech Dec 2018 #8
pecosbob Dec 2018 #3
elmac Dec 2018 #4
Glamrock Dec 2018 #5
highplainsdem Dec 2018 #6
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Voltaire2 Dec 2018 #9
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rickyhall Dec 2018 #11
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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 10:16 PM

1. noooooooooo if anyone is gonna be Bidens VP...KAMALA!

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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 10:24 PM

2. I love them both, but the party can't nominate two white guys in 2020. NT

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 10:42 PM

8. Actually it can and a combo of Biden with Beto would probably be far more appealing

to more voters than the sack of shit thats currently using the Presidential throne in the Oval offices bathroom.

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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 10:26 PM

3. I love Joe Biden...one of the few regular 'Joes' in DC

but Lord have mercy, he'll be almost eighty in 2019...but if he wants to run, I'll vote for him.

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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 10:32 PM

4. I'm hoping for a candidate that inspires excitement like Obama did

 

I'm not excited yet.

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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 10:34 PM

5. Hell yes

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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 10:38 PM

6. Most likely winning ticket of any Dem ticket I've seen suggested for 2020. At this point, anyway.

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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 10:41 PM

7. I would love this ticket

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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 11:14 PM

9. Lulzd.

Everyone is trying to figure how to channel Beto’s buzz into their presidential ambitions.

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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 11:29 PM

10. No Joe. Please.

Too old and too much baggage - a little too chummy with Wall Street (from Delaware) and many accusations of bring a little “handsy” in the past. Not gonna fly these days. Great guy, great Veep. But can we PLEASE have a fresh face, preferably under 65?

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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 12:08 AM

11. I love Joe Biden but...

I'm extremely tired of 70+ year old politicians and I'm 63, btw.

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Response to friend of m and j (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 12:15 AM

12. Locking.

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