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2020 Joe for POTUS, Beto for V.P. - 2024 Beto for POTUS. Thoughts? (Original Post) cornball 24 Nov 2018 OP
Not very diverse demographics. Funtatlaguy Nov 2018 #1
no joe, no bernie, no elizabeth, no hillary and no billionaires pls nt msongs Nov 2018 #2
+1. N/t obnoxiousdrunk Nov 2018 #8
IIRC Biden had mentioned he'd like ms. Warren on his ticket onetexan Nov 2018 #3
Lets get the Senate strategy down first before we start arguing about who runs against Pence. marble falls Nov 2018 #4
Whatever Sherman A1 Nov 2018 #5
I think... NurseJackie Nov 2018 #6
Booker/Beto Kajun Gal Nov 2018 #7
This is my choice...for now. ny libdem4life Nov 2018 #13
+1 demigoddess Nov 2018 #33
My 2 Cents Horizens Nov 2018 #9
Biden/Booker or Biden/Harris would he a heavier weight ticket. Small-Axe Nov 2018 #10
Biden biden biden? dawg day Nov 2018 #27
The fetish? No fetish. He is, in my estimation, the best poised Democrat to win in the EC. Small-Axe Nov 2018 #35
No to Joe. He looks frail and is too old for the young'uns. shraby Nov 2018 #11
Nope. Joe is great but too old. My guy is ... Persondem Nov 2018 #12
All the women and POC elected this cycle mcar Nov 2018 #14
Yep, you got it. Laffy Kat Nov 2018 #29
That's because it isn't a good strategy. Garrett78 Nov 2018 #41
Starting the primary fights a little early, are we? Iggo Nov 2018 #15
There are at least a dozen candidates arranging events in the former9thward Nov 2018 #21
Two white guys, one who just lose his race, with over 100 women obamanut2012 Nov 2018 #16
Even though the slogan is third time the charm Revanchist Nov 2018 #17
Duckworth/O'Rourke whistler162 Nov 2018 #18
Thank you! Tammy Duckworth is phenomenal!! cornball 24 Nov 2018 #20
Nobody runs for VP MiniMe Nov 2018 #19
Beto for United States Senate in 2020 Brother Buzz Nov 2018 #22
Yes, this is what I'd like to see peggysue2 Nov 2018 #42
Umm, his feet are already wet.... Brother Buzz Nov 2018 #43
Still think . . . peggysue2 Nov 2018 #44
Works for me. n/t Liberal In Texas Nov 2018 #23
Joe's too old. volstork Nov 2018 #24
I wouldn't push that line too hard...since he is going to be our nominee. Small-Axe Nov 2018 #36
A 77 year old man should not be our nominee. volstork Nov 2018 #39
Never think cute and complicated Awsi Dooger Nov 2018 #25
Women candidates might want to run against that XY-XY 16-year prospect dawg day Nov 2018 #26
Love both but we need a more diverse ticket. Laffy Kat Nov 2018 #28
Too early Lithos Nov 2018 #30
Really don't get the love for Joe Biden. Demit Nov 2018 #31
And there's his history with the Thomas-Hill hearings--this is the Me Too era. Plus... Garrett78 Nov 2018 #34
If they both run and do well sure. ucrdem Nov 2018 #32
No across the board. n/t Stand and Fight Nov 2018 #37
Beto for 2020 - Please SIGN THE PETITION at: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/836/708/820/ iDOcareDoyou Nov 2018 #38
2024? WeekiWater Nov 2018 #40
 

Small-Axe

(359 posts)
10. Biden/Booker or Biden/Harris would he a heavier weight ticket.
Fri Nov 23, 2018, 09:38 PM
Nov 2018

The VP selection should be a seasoned Senator of Governor with a law degree IMO.

dawg day

(7,947 posts)
27. Biden biden biden?
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:40 AM
Nov 2018

What is the Biden fetish? Love the guy, but he can do his best as an elder statesman.

 

Small-Axe

(359 posts)
35. The fetish? No fetish. He is, in my estimation, the best poised Democrat to win in the EC.
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 03:46 AM
Nov 2018

He is also the best foil to Trump. The matchup is a very bad one for Trump.

I think any major Democrat can win the popular vote, but the EC doesn't favor Democrats.

Biden gets ups Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, likely Ohio, and Florida. And Nevada and Arizona. Plus all the Blue States. That's a win.

I want Trump gone. I think that won't be as easy as some here seem to think (given the EC).

I'd like Cory Booker to be president. Strategically, Biden is our best bet for a sure win. I'm going with strategic thinking.

He will be our nominee. Others will compete for the VP slot.

Garrett78

(10,721 posts)
41. That's because it isn't a good strategy.
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 01:03 PM
Nov 2018

And Biden's history with the Thomas-Hill hearing will not go over well in the Me Too era. Plus, we don't need to try shattering Trump's record for oldest person to take office.

Give me Harris and a running mate such as Beto or Castro or Landrieu or Klobuchar or Booker. And we'll see record Democratic turnout. We'll take back MI, PA and WI. We'll win North Carolina. We'll possibly take Georgia, Florida and Arizona. The days of a candidate winning 400+ electoral votes are long gone, but another 2008-esque victory is possible.

Those who think we need to nominate an old white dude are out of touch with our electorate. Forget the name recognition polls and look at who we're electing.

Iggo

(47,742 posts)
15. Starting the primary fights a little early, are we?
Fri Nov 23, 2018, 10:16 PM
Nov 2018

No thanks!

This is how they divide us, kids.

We got a win and we've got momentum, and now they want us to start fighting among ourselves.

Don't fall for it.

Again, no thanks.

former9thward

(32,434 posts)
21. There are at least a dozen candidates arranging events in the
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:10 AM
Nov 2018

early primary states. They are actively recruiting campaign staff. Yet people should not discuss who is running?

obamanut2012

(26,353 posts)
16. Two white guys, one who just lose his race, with over 100 women
Fri Nov 23, 2018, 10:25 PM
Nov 2018

Elected??? Including lots of WOC?

REALLY?

No Biden, no beto (just stahhhpppppp pushing him), no Bernie.

peggysue2

(10,956 posts)
42. Yes, this is what I'd like to see
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 02:23 PM
Nov 2018

Beto running again for the US Senate, winning the seat and getting his feet wet in national politics before being rushed into the WH. I think he's a great candidate who definitely has the 'poetry' part of campaigning down. Now he needs a chance to master the 'prose' of leadership, a winning combination for the future.

Brother Buzz

(36,607 posts)
43. Umm, his feet are already wet....
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 02:40 PM
Nov 2018

He served in the US House for six years.....with distinction*

* He earned a 'F' grade from the NRA

peggysue2

(10,956 posts)
44. Still think . . .
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 06:12 PM
Nov 2018

he needs more seasoning and an ability to grow and grow into wider connections, networks and leadership roles. Also think his potential for the future is excellent. If he wants it.

Just don't think the timing is right for 2020 when we're going to need someone to hit the ground running, no hesitation or learning curves required. O'Rourke, Abrams and Gillum, the stars of 2018, are definitely people to watch. They are the future which stretches beyond the next election.

Just my personal opinion.

 

Awsi Dooger

(14,565 posts)
25. Never think cute and complicated
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:34 AM
Nov 2018

Doesn't happen. There are no relay legs in politics.

We need someone who aspires to two terms and is prepared to serve two terms. Otherwise the public rejects the weak compromise premise and I don't see how anyone could blame them.

dawg day

(7,947 posts)
26. Women candidates might want to run against that XY-XY 16-year prospect
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:38 AM
Nov 2018

Come on, it's time. The Democrats' future rests on women and non-whites.

Voters who really want two white men running have another party they can vote for.

Laffy Kat

(16,423 posts)
28. Love both but we need a more diverse ticket.
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:43 AM
Nov 2018

And there are so many great potential candidates out there.

Lithos

(26,410 posts)
30. Too early
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:45 AM
Nov 2018

Let's see what plays out...

We will have a lot of voices throwing their hat into the ring. A lot of ideas. Let's listen to them all.

L-

 

Demit

(11,238 posts)
31. Really don't get the love for Joe Biden.
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:46 AM
Nov 2018

Fine, he can be the lovable old uncle that makes cute gaffes, but I for one will never forget his part in pushing the Bankruptcy Act in 2005, making sure that student debt can never be forgiven through bankruptcy.

Garrett78

(10,721 posts)
34. And there's his history with the Thomas-Hill hearings--this is the Me Too era. Plus...
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 02:31 AM
Nov 2018

...we don't need to try to shatter Trump's record for oldest person elected.

No Biden. No Sanders, who wouldn't get nominated anyway. No Clinton. No Warren. We have so many better options.

ucrdem

(15,512 posts)
32. If they both run and do well sure.
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:51 AM
Nov 2018

2020 is going to be a long shot so I'll go with the top two or three vote getters in the primaries.

 

iDOcareDoyou

(18 posts)
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Nov 2018

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WeekiWater

(3,259 posts)
40. 2024?
Sat Nov 24, 2018, 11:26 AM
Nov 2018

1000+ races to win between now and then.

No to Biden though I do hope he jumps in. I think beating him in the primaries will give our winning candidate even more gravitas and I do like it when the Biden of today is out there sharing our positions and attacking Republicans.

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