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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:17 AM

 

Why Gretchen Whitmer's stock is rising with Team Biden

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s rising profile during the coronavirus pandemic has boosted her stock with Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, with some allies making the case that she would make a perfect running mate for the former vice president. Biden allies, including major donors and longtime advisers, say they like her combative approach to President Trump coupled with her calm, well-spoken demeanor.

Whitmer’s stock is also rising because she governs a state Democrats saw slip away in 2016. Biden scored a huge victory over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Michigan primary, and Democrats are desperate to win the state back in the 2020 general election.

“A governor by definition is appealing,” said Philippe Reines, a longtime adviser to Hillary Clinton. “You don’t see anyone saying Senator X is handling this well. Governors are executives with different responsibilities that at this moment in time are more vital than a legislative background, no matter how impressive.”

“Most importantly, this pandemic is going to be with us long past November,” Reines added. “Either directly or its economic and societal impact. Having a vice president with firsthand experience to lean on would be hugely helpful.”



https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/491049-why-gretchen-whitmers-stock-is-rising-with-team-biden
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Reply Why Gretchen Whitmer's stock is rising with Team Biden (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Apr 2020 OP
disndat Apr 2020 #1
samnsara Apr 2020 #2
Firestorm49 Apr 2020 #3
Dem4Life1102 Apr 2020 #22
jimfields33 Apr 2020 #4
question everything Apr 2020 #19
jimfields33 Apr 2020 #21
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 2020 #5
onecaliberal Apr 2020 #6
Cha Apr 2020 #15
if..fish..had..wings Apr 2020 #7
Lucky Luciano Apr 2020 #9
FailureToCommunicate Apr 2020 #10
Lucky Luciano Apr 2020 #12
Blue_true Apr 2020 #18
Lucky Luciano Apr 2020 #8
Indykatie Apr 2020 #11
Dem4Life1102 Apr 2020 #23
pamdb Apr 2020 #13
LakeArenal Apr 2020 #14
William769 Apr 2020 #16
Wanderlust988 Apr 2020 #17
Sugarcoated Apr 2020 #38
question everything Apr 2020 #20
flamingdem Apr 2020 #24
honest.abe Apr 2020 #25
flamingdem Apr 2020 #26
honest.abe Apr 2020 #28
honest.abe Apr 2020 #34
Drunken Irishman Apr 2020 #27
honest.abe Apr 2020 #29
MichMan Apr 2020 #32
honest.abe Apr 2020 #33
musclecar6 Apr 2020 #30
gibraltar72 Apr 2020 #31
Johnny2X2X Apr 2020 #35
Gothmog Apr 2020 #36
Sugarcoated Apr 2020 #37

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:23 AM

1. Biden/Whitmer Democratic 2020 ticket.

 

A Democratic Presidential pair made in heaven.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:25 AM

2. her toughness reminds me of Amys toughness...i like her!

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:28 AM

3. She's a smart, tactful leader.

 

I was surprised to read this article. My first choice was Harris because she’s a damn pit bull, but I’d be very happy with Whitmer.
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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:34 AM

22. Whitmer comes from a swing state

 

and could help bring Michigan back into the Democratic column. Harris comes from a solid blue state and won't help flip a swing state so she really doesn't make much sense.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:33 AM

4. She reminds me some of the president from scandal

 

Her mannerisms, toughness, kindness, looks, and so much more. I really liked the character and actress.
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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:05 PM

19. scandal? what scandal?

 

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Response to question everything (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:15 AM

21. Oops. Sorry TV show that ran 7 seasons on ABC.

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:33 AM

5. Based on my work experience in factories...

 

... it wouldn’t surprise me if her “looks” will become a source of support among some of those former coworkers.

Shallow, but most of them were shallow people.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:39 AM

6. Do I love her? Yes. Do I still think we need a woman of color? Yes.

 

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 05:56 PM

15. I know what you mean, onecaliberal.

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:40 AM

7. As a Michigandarian

 

I would love to see Whitmer as VP even though I would hate to lose her as Governor.

Our next Governor:



Garlin Gilchrist II
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Response to if..fish..had..wings (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:42 AM

9. This guy looks like he just finished college!

 

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:57 AM

10. Which is more than you can say of several of the current Republican governors.

 

But, yes, he does appear youngish.

Of course at my age, everyone seems "youngish"
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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:01 AM

12. I just googled him. 37 years old and a former Microsoft software engineer.

 

Not too many software engineers that switch to politics. He built some apps for smartphones to help manage Detroit better. That is pretty cool!

It would be interesting to see how a techie could use their skills to manage government better.
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Response to if..fish..had..wings (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 09:46 PM

18. Is he the Lt. Governor? He has a 1,000 watt smile. nt

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:41 AM

8. Her stock tanked with me when she made a religious exception to the 50 person gathering limit.

 

I damn near thought she should be recalled over such stupidity.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:59 AM

11. Whitmer's Stock Has Risen With Me Too - She's Now My Number 1 Choice

 

I think she brings more to the ticket than Kamala or Amy. Coming from Michigan is also a plus in her favor.
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Response to Indykatie (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:37 AM

23. Absolutely

 

Whitmer could help make Michigan blue again. Harris and Klobuchar are both from solid blue states and won't help flip any swing states.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:38 AM

13. Gretchen

 



Don't take my governor!!!!!!

I'm sure the Lt. Governor is a nice guy but even I don't know his name. I'm afraid if she
and Beden get elected, the next time around the republicans will run someone horrible, like John James and recapture the governorship. We need her here in michigan. Selfish, I know.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:41 AM

14. If I wanted a primary VP it would be Amy.

 

But Whitmer, Porter, Abrams, Rice are all great candidates that would also be great.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 05:57 PM

16. I think she would be great in the V.P. slot.

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 06:04 PM

17. I just don't know if it's good to remove a governor during COVID-19

 

She'd have to be on the campaign trail. There'd be calls for her to go ahead and resign. That's a tough spot.
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Response to Wanderlust988 (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:42 PM

38. What campaign trail?

 

All that is out the window
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:12 PM

20. Why Joe Biden should pick 'that governor' to be his running mate - Karen Tumulty

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287691229
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 12:21 PM

24. COVID-19 will be under control in November and Whitmer can handle that and campaigning for VP

 

and look very competent!

She brings a lot to the table.

Somehow I'm not excited enough about Biden/Klobuchar or Biden/Harris

Some new blood is needed.
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Response to flamingdem (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 01:02 PM

25. I really like the idea of Biden/Whitmer but what about the issue of losing a Dem gov.

 

Someone commented she would be likely replaced by a Republican.
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Response to honest.abe (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 01:07 PM

26. Or the dem Lt. Governor

 

Not sure.
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Response to flamingdem (Reply #26)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 01:09 PM

28. Yeah, I guess the current Lt. Governor would be temporary until a special election was called.

 

Not sure how that works in this case.
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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 01:08 PM

27. Tbh I'd rather lose there than lose the WH.

 

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #27)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 01:10 PM

29. Yes, I was thinking that too but just wondering if we would likely lose a Gov seat.

 

I think something like that has to go into the equation of selecting a VP.
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Response to flamingdem (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 01:48 PM

32. Campaigning starts once she has been selected, not just a week before the election

 

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Response to MichMan (Reply #32)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 04:59 PM

33. Right but typically VPs are chosen just prior to the convention..

 

which at this point is going to be in August. I suspect by then this health crisis should be mostly under control albeit a bunch of people will have died.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 01:24 PM

30. I like Witmer

 


Many times a VP pick is chosen cause they can bring in an important state like Michigan is gonna be in this election. I like Amy and Kamala too and I don’t think Joe can go wrong with any of the three.

As always, it will be a fight to the finish and Joe may well pick Witmer to help win Michigan.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 01:41 PM

31. Get your shithooks off my Governor.

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:15 PM

35. 82% approval here in MI

 

She guarantees Biden wins MI.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:52 PM

36. Latest episode

 


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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:32 PM

37. Works for me!

 

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