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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:26 AM

 

I just switched from "undecided" to Kamala Harris.

Someday a woman will be president, and I figure it's about that time.

I think Speaker Pelosi is correct with her “Own the center left, own the mainstream” advice, and among the top woman candidates that rules out Elizabeth Warren, whose platform may or may not be desirable, but the Robin Hood-like idea to rob from the rich and give to the poor seems unlikely to sell and is probably unrealistic. That leaves Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris is my first choice and Amy Klobuchar is my second.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Reply I just switched from "undecided" to Kamala Harris. (Original post)
Towlie May 2019 OP
katmondoo May 2019 #1
democratisphere May 2019 #2
uawchild May 2019 #6
aeromanKC May 2019 #26
DownriverDem May 2019 #28
Beatleman May 2019 #32
Merlot May 2019 #9
uawchild May 2019 #13
Merlot May 2019 #17
uawchild May 2019 #19
bronxiteforever May 2019 #31
DownriverDem May 2019 #29
onecaliberal May 2019 #3
samnsara May 2019 #4
uawchild May 2019 #5
Merlot May 2019 #16
uawchild May 2019 #18
namahage May 2019 #21
DownriverDem May 2019 #30
theaocp May 2019 #7
Merlot May 2019 #10
dalton99a May 2019 #15
Towlie May 2019 #24
theaocp May 2019 #25
mopinko May 2019 #8
Merlot May 2019 #14
NNadir May 2019 #11
BlueMTexpat May 2019 #35
Demit May 2019 #12
bloom May 2019 #20
marylandblue May 2019 #22
MoonRiver May 2019 #23
lapucelle May 2019 #27
BlueMTexpat May 2019 #33
Kaleva May 2019 #34
rurallib May 2019 #36
NastyRiffraff May 2019 #37

Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:28 AM

1. I like her but not ready to switch yet

 

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:33 AM

2. I like Kamala Harris for VP.

 

Kamala Harris is very impressive.
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Response to democratisphere (Reply #2)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:39 AM

6. I like Joe Biden for VP, again.

 

Joe Biden is very impressive.

If Harris is our nominee, would Biden agree to be on a Harris-Biden ticket for the good of the party?
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Response to uawchild (Reply #6)

Sun May 5, 2019, 01:18 PM

26. Biden SOS in that scenario

 

With Buttigieg VP
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Response to uawchild (Reply #6)

Sun May 5, 2019, 01:33 PM

28. No way

 

Biden/Harris would be a formidable ticket? We have never had a woman VP. Harris would then be positioned to become president next.
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Response to uawchild (Reply #6)

Sun May 5, 2019, 01:42 PM

32. Don't think

 

Joe would go along with that.
However the other way around may work on voters,,,,or if He gets the bid,,,it could be none running,,,a real stunner.
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Response to democratisphere (Reply #2)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:47 AM

9. Harris is way to smart to be VP, better as Atty General if not the nominee.

 

Biden needs Harris more than Harris needs Biden.
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Response to Merlot (Reply #9)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:53 AM

13. Yeah, and are there sexists overtones to it?

 

is it just me or is there something a little off about supporters of male candidates always suggesting that a woman candidate would make a good VP for their guy?

It's why I raised the point about why not a Harris-Biden ticket.

Has any male candidate's supporters been suggesting any other male candidates as their VP preference?

Hmmm?
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Response to uawchild (Reply #13)

Sun May 5, 2019, 12:00 PM

17. I've noticed that as well.

 

Some are so quick to assign a female candidate the VP slot. VP is a consolation prize and is not a sure ticket to the presidency in 8 years. Harris, Warren and Klobichar are also doing fantastic work in the senate - do we want our brightes people wasting away their days in the VP office?

I think when it comes down to it, Biden would be most likely to pick a man for VP.
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Response to Merlot (Reply #17)

Sun May 5, 2019, 12:09 PM

19. "I think when it comes down to it, Biden would be most likely to pick a man for VP."

 

Well, based on the posts from Biden supporters on DU, if those are any indication, Biden's supporters at least want Harris as VP.

Sorta a "get the old band back together" thing I think. lol
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Response to Merlot (Reply #17)

Sun May 5, 2019, 01:40 PM

31. Assume Biden is POTUS, he will be 82 for re-election.

 

His VP would have a stronger than usual chance to be POTUS. Since he made age 75 his life expectancy is 86. This would be the last year of his presidency.

“...if you make it to 75 your life expectancy increases to 86.8.”
https://www.verywellhealth.com/understanding-life-expectancy-2223950

I think this VP pick would be way outside the norm and not a consolation prize. I agree with you, that it may not be a sure ticket to POTUS but there is plenty that can go wrong with the health of 80 year olds.
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Response to Merlot (Reply #9)

Sun May 5, 2019, 01:34 PM

29. We need

 

Biden more than you know. Biden/Harris would be a winning ticket.
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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:35 AM

3. So did I. Just this morning. I will absolutely vote for the candidate though.

 

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:35 AM

4. i like amy and kamala both...

 

..i didnt get it when they had the 5 hr town hall and no one liked Amy.. i thought she came off very well
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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:36 AM

5. congratulations!

 

Harris is an excellent candidate and in my bettting pool is the front runner to get the nomination. She should excel in the debates, she certainly did when she was grilling Atty General Barr at the hearing last week.

Watch Harris grill Barr during Senate hearing: 'It’s clear you have not looked at the evidence'


As a Cory Booker supporter, I applaud her efforts for criminal justice reform, I hope she pursues that further.
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Response to uawchild (Reply #5)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:55 AM

16. Seeing Booker next to Harris gave rise to my fantasy ticket: Harris/Booker

 

But that leaves out Warren! So many good choices!
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Response to Merlot (Reply #16)

Sun May 5, 2019, 12:07 PM

18. My subliminal campaign is working! lol

 

Hey, someday, I hope, America will be ready for a Harris/Booker type presidential ticket. Right now, not so much. I have actually suggested a Harris/Booker ticket to friends and they, all democrats, told me that there was no way two African Americans could win.

Also, sadly, they kept suggesting tickets with a minority candidate as VP for a white presidential candidate saying it would "balance" the ticket, yet not one suggested the opposite pairing with a minority candidate as president and a white VP.

Change is coming, it's just not here yet I guess.
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Response to uawchild (Reply #18)

Sun May 5, 2019, 12:19 PM

21. No one suggested a POC president and white VP?

 

Why not? Did they not remember 2008?
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Response to Merlot (Reply #16)

Sun May 5, 2019, 01:36 PM

30. Beating trump

 

is all that matters. Biden/Harris is the ticket that can win.
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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:42 AM

7. EW's idea is to "rob from the rich"?

 

Talk about framing issues.
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Response to theaocp (Reply #7)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:48 AM

10. That actually made me laugh a little. Framing, indeed!

 

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Response to theaocp (Reply #7)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:54 AM

15. +1. It's the rich who have been doing all the robbing

 

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Response to theaocp (Reply #7)

Sun May 5, 2019, 12:50 PM

24. That's not how I choose to characterize it, it's how I fear it will be characterized.

 

I'm not framing issues, I'm predicting how issues will be framed. My position, like Speaker Pelosi's position, is based upon the need for a winning strategy.
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Response to Towlie (Reply #24)

Sun May 5, 2019, 12:57 PM

25. You should edit your OP, if that's the case.

 

I still disagree because you're leaving the framing up to the enemy. Go on the offense and frame what she's ACTUALLY doing instead of giving into the reich wing's potential framing. You can seriously do that with ANY candidate.
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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:42 AM

8. i might switch back soon. she really is my first choice, but

 

i had to give warren the props for calling for impeachment, and for having plans.
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Response to mopinko (Reply #8)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:54 AM

14. I know what you mean. They are both so good.

 

Harris has a plan to increase teacher funding which I like. Warren is really great with not only having good plans but also communicating them in a very easy to distill style. I suspected the more people hear Warren, the more they will like her.

If Harris doesn't get the nod, I could also see her as Sec. of State. She would be good on the international stage. But please, please stop suggesting Harris for VP, that would be a waste of talent. And when was the last time a VP became a president: george bush back in the 80's.



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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:52 AM

11. All of our Democratic candidates are impressive.

 

For the first time in my life, I really can't choose among them.

Each of them have something important to say, and each of them are accomplished.

I am, however, ABB, "Anyone but Bernie," in the primaries, and, like everyone else, ABT in the general.

Other than that, I can't think of any example in our field who would not represent a vast improvement over the National Troglodyte,
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Response to NNadir (Reply #11)

Sun May 5, 2019, 01:57 PM

35. This ...

 

definitely this.
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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:53 AM

12. Warren's wealth tax is analogous to the property tax you pay when you own a home.

 

As she said in a town hall meeting,

"How many people here own a home? You've been paying a wealth tax for years. They just call it a property tax. I just want their tax to include the diamonds, the yachts, and the Rembrandts."
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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 12:14 PM

20. I think that the country is ready for a liberal candidate.

 

Pelosi is again trying to keep the party from going to the left - as she does.

The way I see it - is the people on the left are the ones more likely to go vote than those in the middle - many of whom don't care. If we run someone too milktoasty (like Biden), some on the left might figure he is too much like a Republican (I don't think that - but I know people who do).

I expect to stay with Warren. Harris is my 2nd choice. And I like the idea of Warren / Harris - because it gets both coasts involved. I think those 2 are the shining stars.
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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 12:30 PM

22. Robin Hood is much more popular than the Sherriff of Nottingham. Just saying.

 

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 12:36 PM

23. Good choice!

 

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 01:24 PM

27. Good for you!

 

I'm with E Warren, but I have an open mind.
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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 01:49 PM

33. I'm still torn between

 

Elizabeth and Kamala.

I will likely remain so until the first debate ... at least.
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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #33)

Sun May 5, 2019, 01:53 PM

34. You really can't go wrong with any of the candidates.

 

There is a great field to choose from but I do hope you go with Kamala!
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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #33)

Sun May 5, 2019, 02:02 PM

36. you ain't the only one - both great choices!

 

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 02:19 PM

37. I just did the same yesterday

 

She's a smart, accomplished woman who has the experience and savvy to begin to heal the country. She's also a hard-nosed realist. The fact that she's a woman of color is a bonus.
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