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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:12 PM

I am more interested in Cabinet positions other than VP...

The VP must be ready to take over the Presidency at a moments notice but other than that, it is a job about as useful as a bucket of warm piss.

I am more interested in who will be the next Atty General? Who will restore the laws that have been shredded under Trump and Barr?

Who will be the next Secretary of the Treasury? Who will over-see the actions of Wall Street and the stock manipulations now taking place?

Who will be the next Secretary of State? Who can restore the relationships that have protected our people for the last 75 years and that have been decimated by Trump and the Republixans?

The VP choice is important but there are other choices that may be more important and should merit equal attention, in my opinion.



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Reply I am more interested in Cabinet positions other than VP... (Original post)
kentuck Jul 2020 OP
Historic NY Jul 2020 #1
delisen Jul 2020 #20
beachbumbob Jul 2020 #2
leftieNanner Jul 2020 #3
Mike 03 Jul 2020 #4
ProudMNDemocrat Jul 2020 #8
TreasonousBastard Jul 2020 #5
ProudMNDemocrat Jul 2020 #6
Sherman A1 Jul 2020 #9
SheltieLover Jul 2020 #12
samnsara Jul 2020 #10
samnsara Jul 2020 #7
Autumn Jul 2020 #11
Sherman A1 Jul 2020 #13
Autumn Jul 2020 #15
The Crisis Papers Jul 2020 #14
NewJeffCT Jul 2020 #16
Tbear Jul 2020 #22
NewJeffCT Jul 2020 #23
CincyDem Jul 2020 #17
rampartc Jul 2020 #18
Victor_c3 Jul 2020 #19
IcyPeas Jul 2020 #21

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:18 PM

1. Whomever the VP pick is will be a front-runner in 2024

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:38 PM

20. I think there will be many competitors in 2024

I don't think the vp will have a great advantage as has often happened in the past

There are divisions among democrats that will become more apparent after Trump is gone and we have to focus on climate change, the economy, and our new reality .
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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:19 PM

2. Biden will have plenty of choices as people will flock back to the govt and be willing to serve

 

a real president and in his admin. The other primary candidates would make a great start of a cabinet

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:19 PM

3. I agree that the Cabinet choices are key

But just as Biden had a real job in the Obama administration, I think Joe will give his VP some areas to oversee. So much needs to be repaired after this hideous term.

We need a Grizzly Bear for AG for sure!!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:21 PM

4. Adam Schiff would sure be a desirable person for any number of roles,

if he's interested.

So much depends on who Biden picks for VP.

Susan Rice would be an amazing Secretary of State IMO.

Kamala Harris would be an amazing AG.

Jay Inslee for Climate Czar.

Almost all of our primary candidates would make splendid cabinet officers, so long as we don't rob the Senate of some of our stars.

There's an abundance of riches out there.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:26 PM

8. The Democrats have such a deep bench....

Talent and a desire to govern.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:22 PM

5. I've been saying that all along. Cabinet officers have far more effect on actual policy.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:25 PM

6. Susan Rice for Sec. of State....

Elizabeth Warren for Sec. of Tresurary
Stacey Abrams for the next Supreme Court nominee
Andrew Yang as Economic Advisor to the President
If not VP pick, Kamala Harris for Attorney General

I am confident Joe will fill his Cabinet with very capable people who KNOW what they are doing.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:28 PM

9. I am leaning more towards

The Governor of Michigan in the VP Slot. The rest of your list looks good to me.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:39 PM

12. Me too!

Nothing against Harris, but why would Joe pick her when she did so poorly in Primaries?

Warren for VP - to bring in far left Bernie folks.

Hillary for AG.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:28 PM

10. Stacy for SCOTUS is a great choice!

...and why not Dr Jill Biden as Sec of Education? the repugs chose family members... so why the hell not?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:25 PM

7. me too. Kamala would be great as AG...Veep is kind of a thankless job...

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:31 PM

11. All are important. The VP pick will more than likely end up as president, Susan Rice would be best.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:43 PM

13. I really like Susan Rice

but at State. I don't know enough about her knowledge of domestic issues.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:51 PM

15. She has IMO a better grasp on domestic issues than some who are under consideration. I watched

an interview with her and follow her on Twitter. She's remarkable.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:49 PM

14. members of "shadow cabinet"

in england, they are called "shadow ministers." ready to step into the minister role at high-rev on day one.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:55 PM

16. Biden has a ton of good choices for AG

Just from California alone:

Kamala Harris if she is not VP
Adam Schiff
Eric Swalwell
Xavier Becerra (current AG of California)
Ted Lieu


Others: Mary Gay Scanlon, Jamie Raskin, Pramila Jayapal, Hakeem Jeffries, Tish James, AG of NY, Gurbir Grewal AG of New Jersey, and more I'm probably missing.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 03:47 PM

22. Missing Katie Porter, also from CA

Mayor Pete for Sec State

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Response to Tbear (Reply #22)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 04:08 PM

23. Porter is great

but, does not have the prosecutorial background like Schiff or Harris. Maybe SCOTUS?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:56 PM

17. The VP will be as useful as Biden decides.

If, as I assume, he leans heavily on her expertise and experience, she will be a serious power player in the cabinet...likely in an overarching role when coordination on key issues between Departments is important.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 01:00 PM

18. i'm interested in kasich's role,

and in how many republicans will be appointed to the biden admin.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 01:35 PM

19. That's pretty much what I said on this forum a week ago

A lot of the people being mentioned for VP positions, in my opinion, would be much more useful heading other departments, like you mentioned.

The VP slot should go to who we’d like be a major contender in 2024 or 2028 and beyond.

So, with that in mind, the type of person I see should be the president is one who can build a solid administrative team and who will take the ideas and opinions of those serving in key positions to make the best informed decision they can. The president’s main job is to have a vision for the country and, through the strength of their leadership and character, they lead the nation through making it happen. It might not be the popular position or the easiest, but it’s the best decision given the data and facts.

The best president won’t necessarily be the person with the best ideas, but the person who shows the strongest leadership and best vision for our nation. They take the ideas from the people they surround themselves with and run with them. Charisma and being naturally comfortable in front of the press is vitally important.

In my opinion, Karmala Harris is that person and should be given the VP position. She reeks of leadership and charisma in the media performances I have seen of her. I want her to lead America someday in the future.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 03:41 PM

21. agreed. also trying to appoint some judges.

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