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mahatmakanejeeves

(58,763 posts)
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 06:32 PM Aug 2020

A private flight from South Bend to Wilmington, Delaware, landed an hour and five minutes ago.

This rampant speculation just in:

“Derecho” Storm Hits Midwest With 100+ MPH Winds
August 10, 2020

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Lazycrockett • an hour ago
HMMMM??

A private flight from South Bend to Wilmington, Delaware, landed an hour and five minutes ago, per FlightAware.




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A private flight from South Bend to Wilmington, Delaware, landed an hour and five minutes ago. (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2020 OP
Tammy Duckworth has arrived. Bayard Aug 2020 #1
Why would Duckworth be flying in from South Bend, IN? StarfishSaver Aug 2020 #7
There's another private flight from Chicago qazplm135 Aug 2020 #9
That wasn't mentioned in the post/tweet StarfishSaver Aug 2020 #14
Ok and I'm telling you now qazplm135 Aug 2020 #29
Because no one is looking there Renew Deal Aug 2020 #30
I don't think it mean anything StarfishSaver Aug 2020 #34
Only in a very narrow way. I wouldn't read too much into it. Renew Deal Aug 2020 #40
I hope it is...love her. She is perfect. Demsrule86 Aug 2020 #42
I love Tammy Duckworth, too, and "O, the joy!" I just googled "Duckworth born in Thailand" LaMouffette Aug 2020 #53
I don't think you can be on the ticket as VP unless you are qualified for the Top Job leftieNanner Aug 2020 #58
me too. n/t MBS Aug 2020 #62
That settles it. Sneederbunk Aug 2020 #2
The Flying Nun rumored to be Biden's Veep? Funtatlaguy Aug 2020 #3
So.... genxlib Aug 2020 #4
Probably Mike Pence idziak4ever1234 Aug 2020 #5
That's what I thought redstateblues Aug 2020 #51
I'd be very happy if it's Duckworth Beaverhausen Aug 2020 #6
probably just Buttigieg being there qazplm135 Aug 2020 #8
My thoughts as well Dream Girl Aug 2020 #15
Yes, I think you're right PatSeg Aug 2020 #39
This n/t FreeState Aug 2020 #64
It's Mayor Pete!!! Isn't he from SBend Indiana? Budi Aug 2020 #10
it would be a monumental mistake. drray23 Aug 2020 #16
I'm good with all of Joe's decisions, it's his White House afterall. Budi Aug 2020 #22
Seriously? StarfishSaver Aug 2020 #26
Well, since you put it that way... Budi Aug 2020 #33
It's his choice. Forcing him to pick a VP that he might not want is a slap in his face, and ours. Autumn Aug 2020 #32
Biden was the one who committed to picking a women, so he's not being forced. Merlot Aug 2020 #35
And he might have changed his mind. His VP, his choice. Autumn Aug 2020 #36
No one's "forcing" him to do anything StarfishSaver Aug 2020 #37
I want Rice myself but I don't care if he doesn't pick a woman, since he knows Autumn Aug 2020 #43
I agree. Plus Mayor Pete has the police issues with Black people in South Bend Blue_true Aug 2020 #54
Could be Buttigieg! Totally Tunsie Aug 2020 #11
Lol. My immediate thoughts as well. Joe's just messin with us, now. Budi Aug 2020 #17
So he went with Mayor Pete? BannonsLiver Aug 2020 #12
A man from Nantucket? brokephibroke Aug 2020 #18
Is there room in the cabinet for a hermit named Dave? Dagstead Bumwood Aug 2020 #38
well none of Biden's presumed vps arw from there. drray23 Aug 2020 #13
Private flight from Chicago qazplm135 Aug 2020 #31
I recall one one of the Pod Save America discussions, Music Man Aug 2020 #44
Probably nothing, but here's the speculation... Drunken Irishman Aug 2020 #19
Or, it could be someone needed to go from South Bend to Wilmington, Delaware and chartered a plane StarfishSaver Aug 2020 #21
The flight is now on its way to Baltimore. Drunken Irishman Aug 2020 #23
That would be my guess. TreasonousBastard Aug 2020 #55
That would be my guess. TreasonousBastard Aug 2020 #56
This flight is now on its way to Baltimore. Drunken Irishman Aug 2020 #20
They're just going to Baltimore to throw us off.. Budi Aug 2020 #27
Notre Dame just had move in weekend... Mad cow Aug 2020 #24
Pete B is teaching a class at Notre Dame... yup. Budi Aug 2020 #28
Touchdown Jesus is going to be the VP. Going after the religious vote. dem4decades Aug 2020 #25
Score! Totally Tunsie Aug 2020 #50
Going to put a wig on Mayor Pete. Music Man Aug 2020 #41
This message was self-deleted by its author morillon Aug 2020 #45
here's a crazy idea: jg10003 Aug 2020 #46
I am afraid you are going out on a limb there. Sneederbunk Aug 2020 #48
I remember in 2008 treestar Aug 2020 #47
A mere diversion as someone arrives in a U-Haul van. Sneederbunk Aug 2020 #49
Mayor Pete for Secretary of State! LaMouffette Aug 2020 #52
So was a storm on the plane? Is the storm code for a person? Very confusing. GusFring Aug 2020 #57
I worked at that airport Delarage Aug 2020 #59
Just some ideas MoonlitKnight Aug 2020 #60
I thought he already announced Peter Doocy. Midnight Writer Aug 2020 #61
IMO the VP announcement will include some of the major former candidates NYC Liberal Aug 2020 #63
So, is any of this true about Joe meeting Pete, or just another wild rumor? Baclava Aug 2020 #65
 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
34. I don't think it mean anything
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 06:53 PM
Aug 2020

I just don't understand how anyone would think that a flight from South Bend could have anything to do with Duckworth.

LaMouffette

(2,098 posts)
53. I love Tammy Duckworth, too, and "O, the joy!" I just googled "Duckworth born in Thailand"
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 07:40 PM
Aug 2020

and found out that one of her parents is an American. Did not know that! I had been concerned that she would not be able to be president in 2024, but yabba-dabba-doo! I may have just switched my allegiance from Val Demings to Tammy Duckworth for Veep!

leftieNanner

(15,350 posts)
58. I don't think you can be on the ticket as VP unless you are qualified for the Top Job
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 07:48 PM
Aug 2020

If Joe gets hit by a bus, then VP steps forward.

Beaverhausen

(24,500 posts)
6. I'd be very happy if it's Duckworth
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 06:36 PM
Aug 2020

I heard a great interview with her on the New Abnormal podcast recently. She is so impressive.

qazplm135

(7,450 posts)
8. probably just Buttigieg being there
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 06:37 PM
Aug 2020

when the announcement is made. Also private flight from NH indicating Sanders could be coming, and a private flight from Chicago which in theory could mean Duckworth is the selection but could also mean Obama or someone else coming in.

I think we will know in the next 48 hours.

 

Budi

(15,325 posts)
10. It's Mayor Pete!!! Isn't he from SBend Indiana?
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 06:38 PM
Aug 2020

I would welcome that choice too!

Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg is an American politician and Afghanistan War veteran. He served as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, from 2012 to 2020 and was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 United States presidential election.

Wikipedia

Born: January 19, 1982 (age 38 years), South Bend, IN

Full name: Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg

Spouse: Chasten Buttigieg (m. 2018)

Education: Pembroke College (2007), Harvard College (2004), Saint Joseph High School

Parents: Joseph Buttigieg, Jennifer Anne Montgomery

drray23

(7,692 posts)
16. it would be a monumental mistake.
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 06:40 PM
Aug 2020

after all the times that Biden has commited to pick a woman, choosing Buttiegieg would be a slap in the face to a lot if his supporters.

 

Budi

(15,325 posts)
22. I'm good with all of Joe's decisions, it's his White House afterall.
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 06:45 PM
Aug 2020

We know no more today than we did yesterday.

Wonder what position he's offering Pete?
Yippee...

 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
26. Seriously?
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 06:47 PM
Aug 2020

You have a problem with one of the extraordinarily qualified black women being passed over for a small-town mayor and the Democratic ticket going into the fall with two white guys on it? How is that a problem?

 

Budi

(15,325 posts)
33. Well, since you put it that way...
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 06:53 PM
Aug 2020

👍

I can't wait for the big reveal. Really. This is torture already. 😟

Autumn

(45,478 posts)
32. It's his choice. Forcing him to pick a VP that he might not want is a slap in his face, and ours.
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 06:51 PM
Aug 2020

Autumn

(45,478 posts)
43. I want Rice myself but I don't care if he doesn't pick a woman, since he knows
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 07:01 PM
Aug 2020

what is going on behind the scenes. I won't hold him to that promise. He knows who is best and who is needed to repair the damage.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
54. I agree. Plus Mayor Pete has the police issues with Black people in South Bend
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 07:43 PM
Aug 2020

hanging over his head. Major mistake to pick him for VP. He definitely should be in the Cabinet or head up State.

 

Budi

(15,325 posts)
17. Lol. My immediate thoughts as well. Joe's just messin with us, now.
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 06:41 PM
Aug 2020

Anxious to find out what position Joe offers Pete B in his WH/Cabinet circle.
You know he will be there with the best of them. 🙂💙

BannonsLiver

(17,004 posts)
12. So he went with Mayor Pete?
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 06:38 PM
Aug 2020

Btw someone posted about a plane leaving from somewhere over the weekend. That plane eventually went to a Nantucket. Had nothing to do with Biden.

drray23

(7,692 posts)
13. well none of Biden's presumed vps arw from there.
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 06:39 PM
Aug 2020

Rice lives in DC , Harris is from California ( although she might currently be in DC), ,Duckworth is illinois , Whitmer is Michigan.

Music Man

(1,373 posts)
44. I recall one one of the Pod Save America discussions,
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 07:02 PM
Aug 2020

they talked about the game of having flights come out of different cities to throw people off. I'll have to go back to the episode and find where Alyssa Mastromonaco discusses where they had Biden fly out of. Interesting stuff.

 

Drunken Irishman

(34,857 posts)
19. Probably nothing, but here's the speculation...
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 06:43 PM
Aug 2020

1) It could be someone from the Chicago area but that doesn't really help since no finalist was living in the Chicago area. I guess Duckworth? But again, she wasn't in Chicago.

2) It's not terribly far from Michigan...

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

jg10003

(989 posts)
46. here's a crazy idea:
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 07:05 PM
Aug 2020

A wealthy businessman from Indiana had a business meeting in Delaware. I know it sounds farfetched but it just might be true.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
47. I remember in 2008
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 07:07 PM
Aug 2020

Helicopters and Secret Service arrived in Delaware and DU guessed it was Biden who was to be named for Veep.

LaMouffette

(2,098 posts)
52. Mayor Pete for Secretary of State!
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 07:34 PM
Aug 2020

That would be cool! He speaks eight languages for Pete's sake. Hey! "For Pete's Sake!" (Sorry, long day, lots of breaking news, I think I'm getting punchy.)

Delarage

(2,218 posts)
59. I worked at that airport
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 07:49 PM
Aug 2020

Back in the day; I saw Ross Perot one time in the back of a limo after he arrived. Too bad I don't work there anymore

MoonlitKnight

(1,584 posts)
60. Just some ideas
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 08:03 PM
Aug 2020

1. Wilmington has a lot of HQs, like DuPont - so could just be regular corporate or rich people stuff.
2. They will lease a bunch of ghost flights to throw people off.
3. The choice may already be in the area, so any flights might be family- so locations may not be a good clue.
4. Let’s get this over with and start beating Trump.

NYC Liberal

(20,216 posts)
63. IMO the VP announcement will include some of the major former candidates
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 09:24 PM
Aug 2020

as a show of unity. That’s what this could be.

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