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Who is going to be Bernie's VP pick? (Original Post) FlatBaroque Jan 2016 OP
She would be great. I would like to see Elizabeth Warren but Barbara Lee works too:) litlbilly Jan 2016 #1
Luv Warren but we need her in the senate Ferd Berfel Jan 2016 #51
That is who I was thinking MuseRider Jan 2016 #2
I could see it being Rep. Lee. Definitely. eom saltpoint Jan 2016 #3
It will likely be an unconventional pick. earthside Jan 2016 #4
I would be intrigued by a non-politician pick FlatBaroque Jan 2016 #9
Oh hell yeah... Nyan Jan 2016 #5
And how many States would you be prepared to lose? brooklynite Jan 2016 #7
Love your suggestion! fleur-de-lisa Jan 2016 #6
OMG...Treasury Secretary Elizabeth Warren FlatBaroque Jan 2016 #22
You are making me swoon! fleur-de-lisa Jan 2016 #35
John Bel Edwards Hiraeth Jan 2016 #8
Noam Chomsky. oasis Jan 2016 #10
I'd be thrilled with Lee. LWolf Jan 2016 #11
Santa Claus. Metric System Jan 2016 #12
That would make it an all-male ticket and I know you'd hate that. nt thereismore Jan 2016 #26
Are you suggesting I'm only supporting Hillary because she's a woman? That's not the case. Metric System Jan 2016 #29
I was. Tongue in cheek of course. I can't see any other reason why anyone would support her. nt thereismore Jan 2016 #30
Interesting. Metric System Jan 2016 #32
Kerspllert !!! pangaia Jan 2016 #33
+1000 fleur-de-lisa Jan 2016 #37
Would HAVE to be a foreign policy expert IMO firebrand80 Jan 2016 #13
Well, that rules out Clinton. Fawke Em Jan 2016 #14
Joe Biden would be perfect but i dont know if he can stay on JI7 Jan 2016 #15
He could if elected... Bryce Butler Jan 2016 #52
i like nina turner but lee is good too. restorefreedom Jan 2016 #16
Yes, Nina Turner! Love it! fleur-de-lisa Jan 2016 #38
Gavin Newsom. Kamala Harris. Jeff Merkeley. Earl Blumenauer. Barbara Boxer. Ron Wyden. Warren DeMontague Jan 2016 #17
West Coast? n/t in_cog_ni_to Jan 2016 #18
Yeah, I'd like to see some broader representation both geographically and Warren DeMontague Jan 2016 #19
I believe we have plenty of leaders who have been pushed aside by corporate Dems FlatBaroque Jan 2016 #20
Fair enough and what you said. Warren DeMontague Jan 2016 #21
California! nt valerief Jan 2016 #27
"West Coast", but, close. Warren DeMontague Jan 2016 #28
Ha! I saw Newsom, Harris, and Boxer and took a guess. Wyden was Oregon, right? valerief Jan 2016 #31
Merkeley, too. Warren DeMontague Jan 2016 #36
Hillary supporters? dlwickham Jan 2016 #47
Blumenauer has endorsed Hillary? Warren DeMontague Jan 2016 #48
Harris and the others have I believe dlwickham Jan 2016 #50
Ralph Nader baldguy Jan 2016 #23
Bernie is running on the democratic ticket, so he won't split the vote. TIME TO PANIC Jan 2016 #34
And how many here have been seduced by the RW lie machine to believe the worst about Clinton? baldguy Jan 2016 #41
The RW attacks on her are bullshit i.e. Benghazi, emails etc., TIME TO PANIC Jan 2016 #42
The same argument you use to defend Nader applies to Gore as well. "How could he have known?" baldguy Jan 2016 #44
Present some evidence to support you're claims, because this sounds like fear mongering to me. TIME TO PANIC Jan 2016 #45
You want me to *prove* Sanders will bolt the party? baldguy Jan 2016 #55
Obviously, we must invest in mental health! TIME TO PANIC Jan 2016 #56
I agree! Pastiche423 Jan 2016 #24
... FlatBaroque Jan 2016 #25
I'll play. nsd Jan 2016 #39
Thought proving commentary FlatBaroque Jan 2016 #40
Very interesting take! Nyan Jan 2016 #43
I'm thinking a deal was struck between Sanders and Paul. NCTraveler Jan 2016 #46
Sanders isn't that stupid mythology Jan 2016 #49
Per Western Illinois prediction, it will be O'Malley and he did pretty well in the debate. Live and Learn Jan 2016 #53
Alittle ahead of yourself I think. FloridaBlues Jan 2016 #54

earthside

(6,960 posts)
4. It will likely be an unconventional pick.
Sun Jan 17, 2016, 12:55 PM
Jan 2016

But he is one smart politician, he knows how to win ... so it will be a very solid pick.

It could be Warren.

It could be former Interior Sec. Salazar.

It might not be a politician.

I would think someone from the west might be a good balancing choice.

FlatBaroque

(3,160 posts)
9. I would be intrigued by a non-politician pick
Sun Jan 17, 2016, 02:55 PM
Jan 2016

Someone like Bill McKibben and put him in charge of a global environmental stewardship initiative.

Nyan

(1,192 posts)
5. Oh hell yeah...
Sun Jan 17, 2016, 12:55 PM
Jan 2016

I actually prefer her to Elizabeth Warren because of her foreign policy stance. And a former black panther at that? oh hell yeah...I would loooooove to see republicans' head explode!!!!!!

fleur-de-lisa

(14,612 posts)
6. Love your suggestion!
Sun Jan 17, 2016, 01:38 PM
Jan 2016

I think it must be either a woman, a member of the LGBT community or a Person of Color. Or someone who covers a couple of these categories.

Bernie is running a non-traditional campaign and needs to select a non- traditional running mate. I love Elizabeth Warren, but as she is also from the Notheast, I don't think selecting her is a wise move. She will do more good in the Senate or in a Cabinet position.

LWolf

(46,179 posts)
11. I'd be thrilled with Lee.
Sun Jan 17, 2016, 05:47 PM
Jan 2016

I strongly hope it will be a woman. A woman who will make a great first woman president after Sanders' terms.

restorefreedom

(12,655 posts)
16. i like nina turner but lee is good too.
Sun Jan 17, 2016, 06:02 PM
Jan 2016

keith ellison would be great but the rw wackos would make his religion a major issue.

fun to think about, but tough battles ahead first

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
17. Gavin Newsom. Kamala Harris. Jeff Merkeley. Earl Blumenauer. Barbara Boxer. Ron Wyden.
Sun Jan 17, 2016, 06:05 PM
Jan 2016

those are just a few ideas.

They all have one thing in common.

Any guesses as to what that is?

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
19. Yeah, I'd like to see some broader representation both geographically and
Sun Jan 17, 2016, 06:25 PM
Jan 2016

generationally.

I think it's pretty clear our party needs to expand its leadership bench, going forward.

FlatBaroque

(3,160 posts)
20. I believe we have plenty of leaders who have been pushed aside by corporate Dems
Sun Jan 17, 2016, 06:56 PM
Jan 2016

and who simply need an opportunity to lead. Barbara Lee is California BTW. I too agree with the geographical and generational diversity.

valerief

(53,235 posts)
31. Ha! I saw Newsom, Harris, and Boxer and took a guess. Wyden was Oregon, right?
Sun Jan 17, 2016, 07:43 PM
Jan 2016

Oh, well, the west coast is all California to me. You know, those CALIFORNIA VALUES. Hehehehe. (I'm Cruzin' for a brusin'.)

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
48. Blumenauer has endorsed Hillary?
Mon Jan 18, 2016, 04:40 PM
Jan 2016

Really?

Hopefully next time he's in a room with her and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, they can have a conversation about Debbie's support for throwing sick people in prison over marijuana use.

TIME TO PANIC

(1,894 posts)
34. Bernie is running on the democratic ticket, so he won't split the vote.
Sun Jan 17, 2016, 07:53 PM
Jan 2016

If Gore had actually motivated the base, it wouldn't have been close enough for Bush to steal. Don't blame Nader, he was filling a void.

 

baldguy

(36,649 posts)
41. And how many here have been seduced by the RW lie machine to believe the worst about Clinton?
Sun Jan 17, 2016, 08:18 PM
Jan 2016

The bullshit that there's no difference between the Republicans and Democrats is exactly the same script Nader used to hand the 2000 coup d'etat into Bush's hands.

TIME TO PANIC

(1,894 posts)
42. The RW attacks on her are bullshit i.e. Benghazi, emails etc.,
Sun Jan 17, 2016, 08:49 PM
Jan 2016

but she's against single-payer, a living wage, legalization of marijuana, reinstating Glass- Steagall, and the list goes on. Her views are to the right of the base.

Nader didn't hand the election to Bush; it was stolen. If Gore had run further to the left, people wouldn't have felt the need to vote for Nader. How could Nader have predicted that it would come down to Florida and be stolen.

 

baldguy

(36,649 posts)
44. The same argument you use to defend Nader applies to Gore as well. "How could he have known?"
Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:23 AM
Jan 2016

FL 2000 was stolen, sure. Nader helped. This is indisputable. The fact that 15 yrs later - with exposure of all the shit that he did, and all the shit he's still doing - he still has defenders here is outrageous.

My fear is that Sanders seems to be headed down that same path, handing the election & the country to Pres Cruz or Pres Trump on a silver platter.

 

baldguy

(36,649 posts)
55. You want me to *prove* Sanders will bolt the party?
Mon Jan 18, 2016, 07:04 PM
Jan 2016

You prove that he won't.

He's never been a Democrat before this past year, and the only reason he joined was to get the free money, expertise & exposure the party brings. Even so, he's practically declared war on the party just because everything hasn't gone 100% his way.

Plus, just like Nader he has a huge ego. If he looks to be losing the nomination, there's no reason to believe he won't.

nsd

(2,406 posts)
39. I'll play.
Sun Jan 17, 2016, 08:15 PM
Jan 2016

Jim Webb.

I'm only half kidding.

If Sanders is to win -- not just the nomination but the White House -- he's going to have to demonstrate, in words and actions, that he represents something fundamentally new in American politics. He can't just be the old socialist guy or a representative of the old American left. That's the formula for 1972. That's losing big.

If Sanders is to win, it's going to be because he shatters preconceptions, because he makes people realize the game is rigged, because he forces them to think in new ways.

There's a lot of anger and unhappiness out there. Sanders represents one strain of that (what we usually think of as American liberalism). And Webb represents a different but related strain (whiter, more traditional, more social conservative, but just as discontented and for similar reasons). Merging those two strains would be a big deal.

Of course, this isn't a new idea. Lots of people have had the same idea. But it would be really something, really interesting, if finally -- finally -- Sanders could bring them together.

 

NCTraveler

(30,481 posts)
46. I'm thinking a deal was struck between Sanders and Paul.
Mon Jan 18, 2016, 11:01 AM
Jan 2016

In the past, Sanders voted against Pauls "audit the fed" legislation. I don't see a clear evolution from Sanders on this one. It just doesn't make sense. I have a feeling there was a trade for his vote. I could see VP.

Live and Learn

(12,769 posts)
53. Per Western Illinois prediction, it will be O'Malley and he did pretty well in the debate.
Mon Jan 18, 2016, 05:12 PM
Jan 2016

I know, 2 northeastern white guys but they could work pretty damn well together and handily beat any of the Republican alternatives.

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