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Algernon Moncrieff

(5,780 posts)
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 01:21 PM Aug 2020

Who do you want Biden to pick for Veep?

On Tuesday, Joe Biden set off a new wave of speculation about his running mate when cameras captured his handwritten talking points about Kamala Harris (“Do not hold grudges”; “Campaigned with me & Jill”; “Talented”; “Great help to campaign”; “Great respect for her”). What that means for the senator’s chances is unclear, but we should know soon; Biden also confirmed that he will announce his vice-presidential pick during the “first week in August.” So we are in the short rows for this long-anticipated event and can now present the main prospects for the last time, with their pros and cons. Unless noted otherwise, the order of this listing is my own ranking of likelihood, and with that and five bucks you can get a cup of coffee at Starbucks.


The Pros and Cons of Biden’s Top Vice-Presidential Prospects
34 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Kamala Harris
16 (47%)
Val Demings
0 (0%)
Susan Rice
6 (18%)
Karen Bass
0 (0%)
Tammy Duckworth
1 (3%)
Elizabeth Warren
8 (24%)
Keisha Lance Bottoms
0 (0%)
Michelle Lujan Grisham
1 (3%)
Stacey Abrams
2 (6%)
Tammy Baldwin
0 (0%)
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Who do you want Biden to pick for Veep? (Original Post) Algernon Moncrieff Aug 2020 OP
I like Kamala and Susan, but any of these are acceptable to me. redstatebluegirl Aug 2020 #1
Michelle Obama! broiles Aug 2020 #2
I get the general ides she's not interested Algernon Moncrieff Aug 2020 #5
Both y'all... demmiblue Aug 2020 #7
Michelle Obama! broiles Aug 2020 #3
i would love her too but shes got no experience for Veep.. samnsara Aug 2020 #10
I have a few I like more than others, but I really don't care all that much... demmiblue Aug 2020 #4
Once again-- I DON'T CARE. It's Joe's choice, and I'm good with any of them. TreasonousBastard Aug 2020 #6
Kamala -- she's a fighter LSparkle Aug 2020 #8
im with you.. i want a proven pit bull and Kamala and Val are top of my list.. samnsara Aug 2020 #11
You Do Realize That He Reportedly Interviewed Gretchen Whitmer Last Week sfstaxprep Aug 2020 #9
I used the list in the article Algernon Moncrieff Aug 2020 #13
I don't care Horse with no Name Aug 2020 #12
Does anyone in America who is not a beautician have a parlor? Algernon Moncrieff Aug 2020 #15
It isn't a parlor game, it is the media stoking this. demmiblue Aug 2020 #16
I want TheFarseer Aug 2020 #14
I think whoever the pick is will be met with "concern" by Biden opponents Algernon Moncrieff Aug 2020 #17
Joe Lieberman. Bleacher Creature Aug 2020 #18
Whitmer is apparently on Biden's list, but not on this poll Fiendish Thingy Aug 2020 #19
Rice Awsi Dooger Aug 2020 #20
He was there and Rice was not freelancing. judeling Aug 2020 #24
I kinda just closed my eyes and selected one jorgevlorgan Aug 2020 #21
No gretchen whitmer? jorgevlorgan Aug 2020 #22
Who people on DU want is irrelevant Trumpocalypse Aug 2020 #23
Warren, Abrams, Bass, Rice; all are good... appalachiablue Aug 2020 #25
That the Governor of Michigan is nowhere on this list is telling. Baltimike Aug 2020 #26

demmiblue

(36,799 posts)
4. I have a few I like more than others, but I really don't care all that much...
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 01:25 PM
Aug 2020

whoever he picks will be just fine with me.

LSparkle

(11,660 posts)
8. Kamala -- she's a fighter
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 01:40 PM
Aug 2020

You need a “pit bull” as #2 and she has shown she can do that in Congressional hearings.

Joe can even adapt her slogan to “Biden/Harris — For The People.”


sfstaxprep

(9,998 posts)
9. You Do Realize That He Reportedly Interviewed Gretchen Whitmer Last Week
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 01:41 PM
Aug 2020

She's not in your poll, while others who have not really been in contention for weeks, are included. Grisham, Baldwin, Abrams? No way he picks any of those.

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,780 posts)
13. I used the list in the article
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 01:54 PM
Aug 2020

I was surprised Whitmer wasn't included in the list.

Another name that I know he wouldn't pick, but I'd love to see make a "being considered" list is Carmen Yulín Cruz - the Mayor of San Juan, PR.

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,780 posts)
15. Does anyone in America who is not a beautician have a parlor?
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 01:59 PM
Aug 2020

Just having some fun - you have to admit, Parlor Game is an old-timey term.

TheFarseer

(9,316 posts)
14. I want
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 01:55 PM
Aug 2020

Elizabeth Warren even though I’d be shocked if she was the pick. I’m fine with Harris. Don’t know enough about Karen Bass but it would raise eyebrows as America collectively asks “who?” I’d be annoyed with Susan Rice. Not sure any of the rest of them are really in contention.

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,780 posts)
17. I think whoever the pick is will be met with "concern" by Biden opponents
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 02:08 PM
Aug 2020

...given his age, does (fill in the blank) really have the qualifications? Warren does have the age, experience, and gravitas to answer that. That said, I don't think she will be the pick.

Three I wouldn't rule out:

Demings - The Florida connection and the police experience make her a very attractive pick.
Whitmer - Not that Veeps have had a stellar record delivering their states - but Joe needs Michigan.
Duckworth - WOC, disabled Vet, mom, coiner of "Cadet Bonespurs", and Midwesterner. And a safe Senate seat (unlike Warren)

Bleacher Creature

(11,244 posts)
18. Joe Lieberman.
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 02:10 PM
Aug 2020

I'm KIDDING!!

Honestly, I'm happy with every name on the list. My heart says Warren, but my head says Rice or Harris.

Fiendish Thingy

(15,510 posts)
19. Whitmer is apparently on Biden's list, but not on this poll
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 02:41 PM
Aug 2020

Several on this poll are clearly not on Biden’s list, but after leaks this weekend, apparently Whitmer is.

 

Awsi Dooger

(14,565 posts)
20. Rice
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 02:47 PM
Aug 2020

Her speeches and personality would be phenomenal. It would be fantastic every day as they screamed Benghazi and she methodically dissected the totality of Trumpism.

None of the others have her raw ability, IMO.

I think this would be an easy call for Biden if not for Rice's appearances on those Sunday talk shows immediately following Benghazi. I could understand his worry about those clips but I think he's got to be confident enough to understand that blaming Rice for Benghazi would be like somebody else trotted out to take the blame for Hillary's emails.

judeling

(1,086 posts)
24. He was there and Rice was not freelancing.
Mon Aug 10, 2020, 04:14 PM
Aug 2020

She delivered the Administrations message in the way that they wanted it delivered. I would think Benghazi plays to her advantage with Biden.

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