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Moderateguy

(945 posts)
Fri Feb 28, 2020, 03:46 PM Feb 2020

The VP candidate will have to represent the other wing of the democratic party

Two moderates or two liberals on the same ticket alienates a big part of the voter base. It will have to be a balanced ticket. And the VP nominee will have to be significantly younger than the Presidential nominee (unless the nominee is Pete). Even with Orange Menace his VP is 13 years younger. I just don't think you can run a ticket with both being 70+

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LizBeth

(9,986 posts)
1. Harris ranks more progressive than Sanders so Biden/Harris works well. I like Biden/Warren also.
Fri Feb 28, 2020, 04:11 PM
Feb 2020

I like Warren/Harris, too. Sanders, it does not matter what VP he gets, he won't listen, they will not be a part of influence in anyway. He also does not like or get along with Democrat which has me pondering who he would get as VP.

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Moderateguy

(945 posts)
3. Sanders will have to listen if he does not come to the convention with 1991 delegates...
Fri Feb 28, 2020, 04:18 PM
Feb 2020

That is why he is shouting about a plurality candidate being the nominee, because he knows that if he does not have a majority he will need to make serious compromises to get the nomination. And to Bernie compromise is a bad word

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patricia92243

(12,637 posts)
2. I agree. Mike said his first priority in choosing a VP would be that they could take
Fri Feb 28, 2020, 04:12 PM
Feb 2020

his place immediately if he dropped dead. No ceremonial VP for him.

This is close to a direct quote.

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Jirel

(2,069 posts)
4. Ah, smell the politics of fear!
Fri Feb 28, 2020, 04:18 PM
Feb 2020

Apparently only a segment of moderate Dems believe this nonsense.

The GOP has literally zero qualms about putting hard-core fascists on the same ticket. That doesn’t present a problem to moderate conservatives.

We can put two progressives on the same ticket without fear too. Clinton/Kaine - 2 moderates who lost.

Gore (moderate)/Lieberman (conservative). Failed.

Kerry (moderate)/Edwards (slightly progressive). Failed.

So much for moderate left winning the day.

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Moderateguy

(945 posts)
5. Unless someone comes to the convention with 1991 delegates..
Fri Feb 28, 2020, 04:21 PM
Feb 2020

They will have to compromise with the other candidates to get them over the magic number. And that compromise will be a VP from the other wing of the party

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IluvPitties

(3,181 posts)
6. Obama/Biden
Fri Feb 28, 2020, 04:44 PM
Feb 2020

Two moderates- massive wins!

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emmaverybo

(8,147 posts)
8. The election was stolen from Clinton, Gore, and Kerry. Republicans chuckle at our devising
Fri Feb 28, 2020, 05:25 PM
Feb 2020

strategy based on their theft.

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emmaverybo

(8,147 posts)
7. That is not what a VP does or should do. The other wing seeks representation by winning
Fri Feb 28, 2020, 05:23 PM
Feb 2020

house and senate. In a representational democracy, the people are voting for the president’s policies and vision.

Let progressives earn their power. By the same token, if Americans elect a progressive president,
then they have spoken for substantial change. Bernie or Liz should have a VP on the same page with them.

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