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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:25 AM

 

Whoever wins for us

Complimentary VPs ? Do Warren and Sanders need a more conservative non-New England VP?

Biden fans, does he need a younger, optimistic type like Beto...

What kind of VP does each need?
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Reply Whoever wins for us (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2019 OP
trixie2 Nov 2019 #1
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2019 #2
The Valley Below Nov 2019 #6
trixie2 Nov 2019 #25
FoxNewsSucks Nov 2019 #3
Quixote1818 Nov 2019 #4
pinkstarburst Nov 2019 #18
The Valley Below Nov 2019 #5
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2019 #14
Quixote1818 Nov 2019 #7
The Valley Below Nov 2019 #10
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2019 #15
pinkstarburst Nov 2019 #19
Dem4Life1102 Nov 2019 #21
peggysue2 Nov 2019 #8
Quixote1818 Nov 2019 #9
peggysue2 Nov 2019 #11
stopdiggin Nov 2019 #12
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2019 #16
NCLefty Nov 2019 #13
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2019 #17
Act_of_Reparation Nov 2019 #20
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2019 #22
pinkstarburst Nov 2019 #23
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2019 #24
emmaverybo Nov 2019 #27
emmaverybo Nov 2019 #26
mahina Nov 2019 #28
beachbumbob Nov 2019 #29

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:33 AM

1. I would vote for a dog or even a snake.

 

Of the real zoological kind.
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Response to trixie2 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:43 AM

2. So you would crawl on broken glass with a million

 

Mosquito bites, in a snow blizzard, with a yeast infection, fever, a thousand paper cuts, two excruciating ear aches to vote against trump?

Me 2
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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:01 AM

6. Me too. Even if I was dying I'd hang on until after I cast my ballot against Trump.

 

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:17 AM

25. Absolutely!

 

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Response to trixie2 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:52 AM

3. Same here,

 

but I'm so damn sick of my anti-republicon vote being taken for granted by corporate-ass-kissing, wall-street-lackey, "moderate" democrats.

We need real change. Someone who champions workers and regular average Americans.
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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:56 AM

4. I would put Warren with Biden. nt

 

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:30 AM

18. Biden/Warren

 

I think to do anything else, with Warren and Sanders having a combined polling total higher than Biden's, will spell decreased voter turnout in the general from progressives and young people.

Biden isn't managing to get over 30% in polls. A LOT of people like the progressive agenda, too. Why not split the ticket, have him do his health care plan, foreign policy, but put Warren in charge of the things she's great at, like her plans to go after billionaires, to get free college and eliminate student debt, free child care, and so much more. As a TEAM, they would be unstoppable.
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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:58 AM

5. I think Joe Biden will want someone who will be his "Joe Biden."

 

Not to say a clone of himself, but someone who will have his back the way he had Barack Obama's back.

And someone who can help move legislation through Congress they way he did. And someone he trusts on foreign policy matters.

Early in the race I thought that might be Cory Booker. Now? I'm thinking Sen. Klobuchar is mostly likely.

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Response to The Valley Below (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:07 AM

14. I think Biden needs a candidate that can excite

 

the youth and progressives in our party. If he wins it would complete a whole. Experience, dignity and wisdom matched with youth and optimism.

Someone running now who could never manage to garner more than 1-2% of the vote with no upward trajectory doesn't seem to scream excitement at all in my mind.

In fact, we may be at the point where people who have recognized they weren't catching on or that this wasn't the right time are looking more attractive because they recognized that?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:05 AM

7. How about Biden with Stacey Abrams? nt

 

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:18 AM

10. I don't see it.

 

I don't see how Abrams would be of particular service in getting legislation through Congress.

I don't see that she has the sort of foreign policy experience that I believe Biden will require from a VP.

And I'm unaware of any strong personal relationship that makes him believe Stacey Abrams will have his back.

As I said before, I think these will be key considerations for Biden when he selects a VP.

Bill
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Response to The Valley Below (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:08 AM

15. You make a good point...due to his age, people will

 

Look at his VP to have the same skills he has
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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:58 AM

21. Works for me

 

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:22 AM

8. For Biden?

 

I think a woman is called for and a woman of color would be ideal. My dream ticket has always been Biden/Harris. Biden/Abrams would certainly work. In fact, just today there was an editorial indicating Abrams would be open to a VP slot. A bit of signaling there? Maybe.

Plenty of good selections out there.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:25 AM

9. I like Abrams a lot more than Harris. nt

 

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:51 AM

11. I like Abrams, too.

 

I honestly thought she wasn't interested in the VP slot, more interested in an executive position, but the article I read this morning opened the door to the possibility. She's wildly popular and with good reason. She'd be an excellent selection and excite a lot of voters.

So . . . we shall see.
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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:47 AM

12. Nobody has mentioned Warren

 

She's got skills, she's got moxie, she's got gravitas ...- Who adds something to her ticket? Military? Insider male? Rust Belt or midwestern governor? Has to be establishment, right?
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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:15 AM

16. It's a hard one ? She's so bigger than life. I know

 

A lot of fiscal conservative socially liberal types who would never vote for her because they are scared of big discretionary spending. Maybe someone to mitigate that? But then the person wouldn't match. That's a dilemma that a more moderate candidate doesn't have.
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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 05:41 AM

13. Buttigieg, Warren, Sanders all need PoC help, and a PoC VP is how they can dent Biden there.

 

That's just simple Democratic demographics.
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Response to NCLefty (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:23 AM

17. Guess it depends on how powerful the desire is of all

 

Dems to put personal preference on hold and vote out the monster.

Last poll I saw was many months ago and we were split 50-50. If trump skates through Impeachment I see that changing more toward who does best in matchups with Dingbat.
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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:48 AM

20. They can't be complementary.

 

If a moderate candidate wins the nomination, they will have to pick a progressive running mate. If a progressive wins the nomination, they will have to pick a moderate running mate.
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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:00 AM

22. Isn't that the definition of complementary? Yin Yang?

 

How could EW pick someone who is against a wealth tax of MFA?
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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:20 AM

23. Whoever wins the nomination

 

is going to have to get real and check out the polling numbers. Right now the leading moderate candidate has 30% in the polls and the two people right behind him (both progressives) combined have 35%. It would be very, very foolish for anyone, moderate or progressive to think you could win the most delegates and have a blank check to choose your VP based on someone you got along with, someone you thought would "have your back" or be an awesome golfing buddy.

It would be a mistake for a moderate to win and assume progressives will fall in line behind their candidate. The same is true in reverse. Ideally, we need a balanced ticket, and for both people on it not to move forward thinking "well, I'm going to get EVERYTHING I WANTED when I was campaigning" but rather take from the best and most popular ideas both candidates had to offer.

Warren's M4A plan (much as I love her) is freaking people out. Many progressives I talk to do not feel Biden speaks to any of the issues they care about. If they joined forces (just an example), and took the best from both their proposals, something like Buttigieg's health care plan, Biden's foreign policy, Warren's plans to tax billionaires and use that money to pay for college, eliminate student loan debt, pay for child care, etc, I think you would see them getting out the vote across all demographics of the party.

On the flip side, if Biden chooses another person like Biden, we're going to have turnout issues from young people and progressives. If Warren chooses another person like Warren, we're going to have turnout issues from moderates and black voters.

They would, IMHO be strongest together or with someone who is the opposite ideologically from them.
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Response to pinkstarburst (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:42 PM

24. Good points. Why I like mini-warren. Katie Porter.

 


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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:21 AM

27. No. They do not have to. They should pick someone for loyalty and who can back their policies, but

 

like Biden, bring qualifications and independent thought. It is the GE. Biden will draw the widest coalition.
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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:19 AM

26. WOC, preferably AA. Needs to represent! and yes younger than he is. But someone

 

as he said, on the same page. He deserves that.
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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:47 AM

28. Stacey Abrams

 

No matter who.
YMMV.
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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 06:18 AM

29. BIden's natural choice would be Harris and if I would was him I wouldapproach the

 

other candidates to take key Biden Admin positions on his cabinet. That would have the makings of a super team to tackle the GOP mess
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