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NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:55 AM Mar 2020

Should Joe Biden announce his VP choice before the convention?

Would that help to unify? Would it help to move away from the divisive primaries and to focus our attention more on the task of defeating Trump and the GOP?

Would it help to push Bernie further into irrelevance? Would it help to neuter Bernie's desire and ability to to "burn it down" and bring Bernie's flock of followers into being able to accept the reality that Bernie won't be the nominee.

Or, would it backfire by "peaking" too soon? Is there an advantage in "keeping people guessing"? Are their headlines to be had with the "who will it be" guessing game and speculation? Will he be able to tease the media by being coy to get more coverage?



Should Joe Biden announce his VP choice before the convention?


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Yes... as soon as possible.
2 (7%)
Yes... before the convention, but not yet.
18 (67%)
No... he should be traditional and wait.
7 (26%)
I don't know.
0 (0%)
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Should Joe Biden announce his VP choice before the convention? (Original Post) NurseJackie Mar 2020 OP
I honestly don't know. Jamastiene Mar 2020 #1
VP selections are always announced before the convention. LonePirate Mar 2020 #2
I will say in May judeling Mar 2020 #3
All eyes are on coronavirus. Too many variables prevent reasonable prognostication Raven123 Mar 2020 #4
No. Timing is everything. tman Mar 2020 #5
Yes, but... Happy Hoosier Mar 2020 #6
If he has a VP chosen, they can work together on their COVID19 recovery plan IronLionZion Mar 2020 #7
Choosing and announcing can be two different things. n/t thesquanderer Mar 2020 #9
I think he should do it now. William769 Mar 2020 #8
 

Jamastiene

(38,187 posts)
1. I honestly don't know.
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:03 AM
Mar 2020

It's not like it matters at this point. I'm voting for the Democratic nominee. Whoever he picks, there isn't another choice. So, I'm leaning toward it doesn't matter who he picks or when he picks them. I'm voting against Trump. Period. That's the part that matters to me right now. He could pick a cactus or a salad or something equally silly. I wouldn't care at this point, lol. Getting rid of Trump is the goal. Any thinking person knows vote for the Democrat to achieve that goal.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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LonePirate

(13,497 posts)
2. VP selections are always announced before the convention.
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:08 AM
Mar 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

judeling

(1,086 posts)
3. I will say in May
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:13 AM
Mar 2020

But we will have to see how the virus goes. This may be the Convention all on its own. So it may be the only story to dominate a news cycle.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Undecided
 

Raven123

(5,088 posts)
4. All eyes are on coronavirus. Too many variables prevent reasonable prognostication
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:18 AM
Mar 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

tman

(989 posts)
5. No. Timing is everything.
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:21 AM
Mar 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Joe Biden
 

Happy Hoosier

(7,610 posts)
6. Yes, but...
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:43 AM
Mar 2020

The News cycle is DOMINATED by virus stuff. He should wait until such an announcement will draw some sustained attention.

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IronLionZion

(45,885 posts)
7. If he has a VP chosen, they can work together on their COVID19 recovery plan
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:54 AM
Mar 2020

For protecting Americans' health and repairing the economy when this is over. Liz Warren has a plan for this, just saying...

If I were to vote in a presidential
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thesquanderer

(12,050 posts)
9. Choosing and announcing can be two different things. n/t
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:10 AM
Mar 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

William769

(55,296 posts)
8. I think he should do it now.
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:03 AM
Mar 2020

Sanders is a has been in this primary & Joe Biden should act accordingly.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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