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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 12:31 PM

 

Will our VP pick be someone that's running for President now?

History says no. Let's see some recent races:

2016: Clinton picked Tim Kaine and Trump picked Mike Pence. Both not running that year.

2012: Romney picked Paul Ryan. Not running.

2008: Obama picked Joe Biden and McCain picked Sarah Palin. Biden was running that year.

2004: Kerry picked John Edwards. He was running that year.

2000: Bush picked Dick Cheney and Gore picked Joe Liberman. Both not running.

1996: Dole picked Jack Kemp. Not running (although he did in in 1988, but I'm counting same election only).

1992: Clinton picks Al Gore. Not running (he did in 1988).

1988: Dukakis picks Lloyd Bentsen. Not running (although he did in 1976)

1984: Mondale picks Geraldine Ferraro. Not running.

So in the past 35 years, between both Parties it's happened only twice and back to back by us, in 2004 and 2008. Will it happen again in 2020?
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Reply Will our VP pick be someone that's running for President now? (Original post)
Polybius Aug 2019 OP
efhmc Aug 2019 #1
lapfog_1 Aug 2019 #2
Polybius Aug 2019 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2019 #3
empedocles Aug 2019 #5
DownriverDem Aug 2019 #4
zaj Aug 2019 #6
onetexan Aug 2019 #9
Polybius Aug 2019 #15
Nanjeanne Aug 2019 #7
BannonsLiver Aug 2019 #8
GeorgeGist Aug 2019 #10
pinkstarburst Aug 2019 #11
Ghost of Tom Joad Aug 2019 #12
Buckeyeblue Aug 2019 #13
Polybius Sep 2019 #16

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 12:35 PM

1. Interesting but we are having enough trouble just picking a candidate.

 

Much less the vp. But I do think there will be one of the female candidates picked if the Dem candidate is a male.
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 12:36 PM

2. Biden ran in 2008

 

I was a early volunteer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Biden_2008_presidential_campaign
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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:06 PM

14. Wow, I totally missed this!

 

My mistake, I'll edit.
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 12:39 PM

3. A lot of the current candidates could be excellent running mates, but

 

choosing a senator would mean an open senate seat, which might be vulnerable. My dream scenario is that somehow Amy Klobuchar gets picked or she is later appointed AG, which means the governor could appoint Al Franken to her vacant position, but that's all kind of unlikely. It all depends on who can add the most to the ticket and is best qualified to take over the presidency if that became necessary. Many of the presidential candidates could qualify, but there are others out there who could as well. Who knows? Hillary picked Tim Kaine (a choice I didn't agree with, but who cares what I think) because there wasn't a huge field of competing candidates - besides Bernie there was just Lincoln Chafee, Jim Webb, Lawrence Lessig and Martin O'Malley. O'Malley would have been better IMO, but it's hard to know whether a running mate can actually change an election.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 01:04 PM

5. I really like the Amy scenario. Any good slot for her. Amy would bring extra votes as VP.

 

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 01:03 PM

4. If Biden

 

picks a strong, progressive, Dem woman, it will be a formidable ticket.
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 01:19 PM

6. Biden / xxxyyyzzz is more like Kerry / Edwards

 

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I could see Biden / Warren fitting that mold. Two candidates with different constituencies that unite the party, add anergy, and aren't too radical.

I could also see Warren / Buttiegieg or Beto.

Or Biden / Harris...

I'm not seeing anyone else likely to win right now.

There will be a woman on the ticket.
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Response to zaj (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 03:14 PM

9. Biden / Harris would kick arse. That would be amazing!!

 

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Response to onetexan (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:10 PM

15. Of the top 5 or so, she's my least favorite

 

Of course I'd vote for that ticket in a nano second though.
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 01:52 PM

7. I'd love Tammy Baldwin to be considered as VP. Wisconsin, gay, woman. Beat R in 2012 for Senate.

 

Member of Congressional Progressive Caucus. Served in the House as well as state legislature.

Vocal opponent of the Iraq War. Was a sponsor of bill to impeach Dick Cheney and Alberto Gonzalez. Advocate for single payer government healthcare since her days in the state legislature.

She would be awesome!
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 02:39 PM

8. Biden ran for president in 2008.

 

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 03:59 PM

10. It better be.

 

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 04:01 PM

11. I think there are some arguments to be

 

made for picking from some of the current candidates.

Biden/Harris
Biden/Warren

--both strong tickets, balanced male/female, balanced moderate/liberal, takes into account a huge swath of voters so it's not just who won the overall nomination, but both sides of the party feeling like they got a seat at the table

-Warren or Biden / Buttigieg or Beto or Castro

--Advantage would be none of these guys currently hold a senate seat to give up. Disadvantage would be if it's Biden, having two dudes on the ticket.
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 06:10 PM

12. Depending on the candidate I

 

Would love to see Stacy Abrams as VP I think one of the biggest mistakes Hillary made was not picking a minority candidate for a VP
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 09:32 PM

13. What about Gretchen Whitmer?

 

I know she was just elected governor of Michigan. But the great lakes states are so important. I think she would be a great choice. I was very happy to vote for her.
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 11:09 PM

16. I think if Biden wins the nomination, he'll almost certainly pick Harris

 

If Sanders wins it, he'd likely pick Warren. However, if Warren wins it, I'm not so sure. Perhaps she pics Castro. Beto has too much baggage these days, otherwise he would have been a possibility.
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