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Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:59 PM

 

If Biden gets the nomination....

Amy Klobuchur will be his running mate. You all can stop your speculation.

Just sayin.....
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Reply If Biden gets the nomination.... (Original post)
The empressof all Jan 2020 OP
Drunken Irishman Jan 2020 #1
PatSeg Jan 2020 #10
relayerbob Jan 2020 #11
MichMan Jan 2020 #28
Hoyt Jan 2020 #32
evertonfc Jan 2020 #2
The empressof all Jan 2020 #6
Thekaspervote Jan 2020 #15
dflprincess Jan 2020 #23
FoxNewsSucks Jan 2020 #29
left-of-center2012 Jan 2020 #3
Thekaspervote Jan 2020 #16
Drunken Irishman Jan 2020 #18
UniteFightBack Jan 2020 #24
lapfog_1 Jan 2020 #40
LongtimeAZDem Jan 2020 #30
Gothmog Jan 2020 #4
The Valley Below Jan 2020 #5
mcar Jan 2020 #14
The Valley Below Jan 2020 #20
mcar Jan 2020 #22
The Valley Below Jan 2020 #27
TexasTowelie Jan 2020 #36
calguy Jan 2020 #7
comradebillyboy Jan 2020 #8
jalan48 Jan 2020 #9
relayerbob Jan 2020 #12
mcar Jan 2020 #13
Thekaspervote Jan 2020 #17
mcar Jan 2020 #19
The empressof all Jan 2020 #21
UniteFightBack Jan 2020 #25
MontanaFarmer Jan 2020 #26
FloridaBlues Jan 2020 #31
The empressof all Jan 2020 #33
totodeinhere Jan 2020 #34
TexasTowelie Jan 2020 #35
Zeus69 Jan 2020 #37
TexasTowelie Jan 2020 #38
VarryOn Jan 2020 #39
Lexblues Jan 2020 #41
Lexblues Jan 2020 #42

Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:02 PM

1. I think it's a possibility but I wouldn't be surprised if he chose Abrams from Georgia...

 

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:17 PM

10. Yes, I think Abrams is in

 

his top 3 or 4. That would be an amazing ticket.
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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:26 PM

11. Yes, she is in the top tier of candidates

 

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:24 PM

28. Abrams doesn't have enough experience IMO

 

Maybe after she holds a higher elective office
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Response to MichMan (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 12:44 AM

32. Agree. And I supported her, voted for her, and stayed up all night because

 

it was so close. Shes golden.

I would be disappointed if Biden did not name a woman. Id be thrilled with Harris, but there are others.
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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:05 PM

2. why would

 

he pick her. That would be a boring ticket. Val Demmings or a woman from.south or southwest would make more sense. I see zero electoral benefit from Amy being on ticket.
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Response to evertonfc (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:25 PM

6. She is the moderate choice....

 

She will bring voters from the mid-west which is far more in reach than the South. She will be seen as safe, stable and practiced on the campaign trail. All the other women are either too unknown on the national level or potentially too risky for the ticket. We here on DU know who Stacy Abrams and Val Demmings are but guaranteed most voters don't. It would not be a wise choice to go with someone who is not familiar to the average voter. It won't be Harris....She will get Attorney General.

I'm still a strong Warren supporter but have been around long enough to see how the PTB in the party will try to swing things...It's usually to the middle. I can't see it being any different this go around.
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Response to The empressof all (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:29 PM

15. This!!

 

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Response to evertonfc (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 09:52 PM

23. I agree.

 

It would be an incredibly bland ticket that would turn an awful lot of people off.
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Response to dflprincess (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:26 PM

29. That's exactly right.

 

Who needs enthusiastic voters. . . . .
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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:13 PM

3. No

 

I'm rooting for Gov Newsom of California.

Gavin Christopher Newsom is the 40th governor of California, serving since January 2019.
He previously served as the 49th lieutenant governor of California from 2011 to 2019
and as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavin_Newsom

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:30 PM

16. Indeed!! Really really like him. A true dem with a great future

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:34 PM

18. Newsom makes more sense if Warren is at the top of the ticket - not Biden.

 

The Democrats can't nominate an all white, male ticket. That would not be an electoral success at all, IMO.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:09 PM

24. He'll probably run for Prez one day...and man does he have 'the look'. nt

 

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 03:14 AM

40. I like Gavin... but he has "baggage"

 

like his ex... who is now dating DJT-2.

You can't make this shit up.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:30 PM

30. I could see that

 

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:16 PM

4. I like Amy

 

I also like Senator Harris and Stacy Abrams.
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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:20 PM

5. I think it will be Biden/Klobuchar

 

Totally makes sense.

Secures MN (a battleground state heavily target by Trump), reinforces the win in MI, WI, and PA. Likely helps swing AZ, FL, and NC. And adds to the coat-tails for down-ballot races nationwide. Job one, we need to win.

Job two, we need to pass legislation. Klobuchar has a fantastic track record of moving bills through Congress. She's done it, And has the skills to keep that going. No one comes close, in my estimation.

Job 3. Biden needs a VP that he can trust and who will be a true partner. Both on a personal level and he someone he can trust to take on big projects. Amy again is the natural choice.

Any VP pick must meet these 3 tests in my estimation. None does so like Klobuchar IMO.
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Response to The Valley Below (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:29 PM

14. But he's running on appealing to the midwest

 

Why should he need a VP candidate from there?

Far better to pick Harris - to help get POC out to vote, despite all the voter suppression.
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Response to mcar (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:49 PM

20. Because the key to victory is winning MI, PA, and WI and holding MN.

 

That's why.

If we win these states plus those won by HRC we win. It is all about electoral college math.

Harris helps us win where?

Would Harris help move legislation as the president of the Senate?

Do she and Joe Biden share a relationship of mutual trust?

I don't see how Harris makes any strategic sense whatsoever.
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Response to The Valley Below (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 09:41 PM

22. Harris helps us with the party's base

 

People, mostly women, of color.
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Response to mcar (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:19 PM

27. Biden could scarcely be more popular with African Americans. He would help her popularity.

 

And you evaded the 3 questions that I deem critical for a VP pick.

We need to be strategic in an election that will be difficult.

Klobuchar is a stronger pick in my estimation, for the reasons stated previously.
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Response to The Valley Below (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 01:47 AM

36. Beto.

 

Criteria 1: It is a lot easier to pick up one state instead of three. I think that he might be stronger in states with a large number of Spanish speakers such as Arizona and Florida. Advantage O'Rourke.

Criteria 2: Beto has worked with Republicans to pass legislation, although not as effectively as Klobuchar. Advantage Klobuchar.

Criteria 3: Draw.

Additional considerations -- Beto is viewed as more charismatic, more progressive and stronger on immigration issues than Klobuchar. His experience on the Foreign Affairs and Veteran Affairs committees can also be viewed as assets. He also has more potential with the coattails that could help Democrats add a half-dozen House seats in the 2020 election and in state representative elections in Texas. That could add two or three seats in 2022 and afterwards. Minnesota is projected to lose a House seat after the census.
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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:30 PM

7. I've said that early on

 

It would be an excellent choice. Amy has been rising in the polls as the other lower tied candidates have dropped out. The more people see her, the more they like her. She has the influence to solidify Democratic support in midwest states like Wisconsin and Michigan. Remember, if trump loses even one of the ststes that he so narrowly won in 2016 he can not win.
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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:11 PM

8. Amy would be good. Or Harris or Booker or Castro.

 

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:14 PM

9. I'd have to drink a lot of coffee to stay awake for that one.

 

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:26 PM

12. Highly unlikely

 

More likely: Harris or Stacey Abrams
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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:27 PM

13. I think (hope) he'll choose Harris

 

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Response to mcar (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:32 PM

17. Biden did say the other day that he was open to Harris having whatever she wants

 

His exact words
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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:44 PM

19. That's right

 

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 09:08 PM

21. And she will choose Attorney General

 

It's a highly visible position that effects change and holds a wealth of political power. The VP is basically a side-kick position. If she were to seriously be considering a run in the future it would be the wiser career choice for her IMO and be far more interesting work.
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Response to The empressof all (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:10 PM

25. And boy are we really going to need her there. Talking about sleeping easy. I CAN'T WAIT. nt

 

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:14 PM

26. Harris. Please Harris.

 

I'll take Amy in the Senate, or over heading up USDA. I think we need some fire on the ticket if Biden is the top, and i love both Amy and Joe. Just think it's not the best possible match.
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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:53 PM

31. Sorry don't see her as VP.

 

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Response to FloridaBlues (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 01:05 AM

33. She is one of my least favorite people in this race.

 

Nevertheless, I still believe she will be the one he will choose if he wins the nomination. If he lives up to his expressed desire to have a woman then he will choose her, as she will be perceived as the one who can bring votes to the ticket and will not be too threatening to the moderates and right in our party. There are far too many on the left like me who will vote for a hunk of snail snot before we would not vote or vote for a Republican. And while I agree with many in the comments above that she is as bland as white bread, those votes in the Midwest are crucial to winning the election. They will count the numbers and she is the one who will add the most, or at least not lose any. Yes, my position is a cynical calculation. I think a mid-westerner on the ticket. is what can pull those electoral votes in our favor. Face it Tim Kane did nothing for Hillary vote wise in the last election. He's a lovely man with a multitude of great qualities and ideas, but he couldn't draw the votes from those key areas.
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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 01:11 AM

34. I think it's too early to tell yet.

 

If the election looks like it might be close and if it looks like the ticket could carry Minnesota without Klobuchur on the ticket then I think Joe might look elsewhere. His main consideration of course should be is this person qualified to be president. But he also needs to pick a running mate who can help him win the election or it will all be a moot point.
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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 01:27 AM

35. Beto.

 

Geographical balance that puts Texas and Arizona into play. 38 electoral votes matter a lot in a close election.

O'Rourke also served on the Veterans Affairs committee and Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities and Subcommittee on Strategic Forces provides strong foreign policy experience.

He also has charisma and has been a strong critic of Trump. Meanwhile, he has shown the ability to work with Republicans on issues which would be a valuable asset as the tie-breaking vote in the Senate.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #35)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 01:55 AM

37. Let it go

 

It will be a woman.
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Response to Zeus69 (Reply #37)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 01:59 AM

38. It will be the person that adds the best chance to win the Electoral College.

 

Amy isn't that person. In addition, are there any other Democrats from Minnesota that could replace her in the Senate? Lord forbid that we end up with a Sen. Michele Bachmann.
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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:45 AM

39. He'll need an African-American running mate....

 

I think Dems will need to shore up AA votes. I'd be exited about Booker, Harris, and Patrick.
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Response to VarryOn (Reply #39)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 05:20 AM

41. I agree, but Booker and Harris aren't particularly popular with AA's

 

as a whole. Very poor numbers for both of them among black voters. Harris's reputation as a prosecutor hurt her. I think Abrams or some other might be a better choice.
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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 05:21 AM

42. There will not be an all white ticket in 2020

 

Period. We tried that in 2016 and failed.
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