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Undecided 44%
Elizabeth Warren22%
Joe Biden14%
Bernie Sanders8%
Pete Buttigieg6%

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:05 PM

 

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I was just brainstorming some scenarios of who should be selected as the running mate should any of the current Top Five candidates win the nomination. I think our ticket needs racial diversity (both members cannot be white, for instance, with one exception). Also, I think need we need some gender diversity as well (no two cis men, for example, apart from two exceptions). I simply think these selections offer us the best chance to win, not that the candidates (especially Sanders) would agree with me.

Biden, Sanders and Buttigieg: All three need someone like Harris. She brings both racial and gender diversity to their tickets and we need to cast the widest net as possible.

Harris: In keeping with the above framing, someone like Buttigieg (or maybe Inslee) casts the widest net as that ticket. However, a bold choice would be adding Warren to her ticket. Two powerful and knowledgeable women going against 45 would make a strong case for a change in our country’s direction. Anybody even remotely opposed to two women being on a ticket was never going to vote for a Dem ticket even if two white men were on it.

Warren: Booker or Castro seem like the obvious diversity/balance choices here. Buttigieg could work as well so long as Warren continues to run strongly with black women. However, I think Warren’s best choice would be Harris. A ticket with the two of them would be unstoppable for the reasons cited above. This historic ticket (along with Harris/Warren) would mobilize women, minorities, youth and college-educated voters - all groups we need to turn out in huge numbers if we want to win.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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