The sudden moves right before Super Tuesday helped propel Joe Biden back to frontrunner status and now many are projecting he will be the nominee.
Who will he pick as VP and why ?
That’s easy Ralph, who else would he pick but “the other Biden?”
You know, the one he said to vote for “if you don’t like me”
Amy Klobuchar. She has a track record of attracting both Democratic and Republican voters. She's from the Midwest, she is an experienced legislator, she's younger than Biden and she's female.
That's a good question. I think maybe Amy or Pete because they are safe choices. My husband thinks he'll select Bernie because that puts two sides of the coin on the ticket. I disagree because that makes it two old white men.
Klobuchar or Buttigieg. Amy brings great experience as well as she is a woman many women may feel is someone they can identify with. She is a working mom, very well educated, and her agenda is down the middle She is known for working with both parties to get things done. Mayor Pete could balance the ticket due to his young age, his agenda was attractive, he is very likable, and comes with fresh ideas. I feel either Amy or Pete would pull in the independent voters.
Maybe Kamala or Stacey if he wants to keep it diverse. He's going to need the black vote, which he apparently has for now. (And women dont particularly like Trump.)
Pete, if he want to have an age balance ticket. He's talked about a one term, so having a young well accepted VP as a prospect next term candidate could be a good choice.
But there are a lot of good options.
He will need a strong ticket.
Either of those two would be great. They're both very smart and strong ladies.
I like your thinking about Harris.
I think Buttigieg would be the best bet - he can bring the younger more progressive voters to the ticket, plus his geographical asset, plus, not being a Washington insider.
That is the ticket I think has the best bet to beat Sanders and Trump.
My bet is on Kamala - the actions that took place on Monday (with Amy & Pete both dropping out and endorsing) have a high-level fingerprint on them - one that could only come from former President Obama, Hillary & Bill, or possibly a combined group of Party money-people. Joe Biden is showing signs of his age and has made repeated gaffs, which to some may be trivial, but to many people are seen as early stages of Alzheimer's (I'm not wishing any health issue on anyone, only commenting on what I see) - if Joe somehow wins, he will step aside before 1 term is over and if he chooses Harris, that puts the Obama machine back in control of the nation, by proxy. Just my opinion.....
It doesn’t matter a hill of beans who he picks for VP! If he wins the primary he is going to lose in a landslide, nobody’s VP candidate ever made a difference in any election, but I agree with you Ralph, if he had a chance of winning Harris would fit the boat.
But he won’t, not a chance in H!
No, it doesn't matter who Joe picks, he'll beat Trump handily in November.....if Trump's still around, of course.
Well, this explains how WRONG you are (no surprise there).
Who in their right mind wants to put a senile old man into the presidency of the United States? The only reason for any Democrat to vote for Biden is the hope that if he could get elected he steps down ASAP so someone younger can step into his shoes. Of course that is the plan, a deceitful plan concocted by the party of deception, the Democrats.
Now if you decide to reply try to stick to the points of discussion instead of simply attacking the messenger, Dick Morris or me. If that’s your tactic then it’s only confirmation that you are way wrong.
You're a Trump supporter and can't speak for those of us on the Left. Stick to Trump's wild ramblings and you'll be fine as long as you believe him.
Exactly as I predicted, you disparage the messenger and ignore the facts.
Nothing of substance anywhere in you!
Yes, I indeed do disparrange the messenger when they try to speak for others they do not understand. Do you want me to speak for you, little turtle?
“speak for others they do not understand.”
Has nothing to do with the link (which I’m sure you didn’t even watch) and so is a straw man and a diversion, another of your tactics to avoid the facts. All you ever have are tactics to deceive and of course projection laced with name calling. Typical leftist.
Speaking of senile old men, nobody mentioned the fact that we have one for president right now.
Really? Like what has Trump done that compared to Biden’s evident senility?
Trump doesn’t know what state his in?
Trump tells people to vote for the other a Trump? For senate?
The Biden of today doesn’t make much sense. While previously he talked endlessly about the details of policy, now he doesn’t seem to have any specifics in his repertoire. He has a vacant, muddled look around the eyes. His speech, once self-confident nearly to the point of bravado, is now hesitant and stumbling.
In other words, he displays many of the warning signs of senility.
There is a montage of Biden’s gaffes. In one clip, Biden called Fox News Host Chris Wallace “Chuck.” Another snippet showed the 77-year-old politician telling supporters “super Thursday” is around the corner. In a third clip, he botched a quote from the Declaration of Independence but attempted to recover by telling supporters “you know the thing.”
Watch, you’ll see. Once someone is displaying the warning signs of senility it never gets better.
Another warning sign of senility is unreasoned hatred and demonization of individuals exactly like elderly people afflicted with TDS calling Trump senile.
Maybe we should actually hear from an actual professional in this area instead an internet troll.
https://medium.com/@bandyxlee/at-your-r … 8ed43a54a0
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-menta … 17342.html
How do Biden's gaffs rate with Trump's claims of our patriots taking over the airports during the Revolution, Ralph?
The Buttigieg versus Pence debate would be fun to watch.
The more interesting question is...once he chooses a running mate will be remember their name?
It definitely won't be Kamala. He won't need her to win California and she's going to be a much better Attorney General.
It'll be someone from the midwest, either Klobuchar or Buttigieg. But if you want to unite the party, pick Bernie. That would appease his supporters enough to get them to the polls.
I don't think Bernie would take the VP job - just my opinion
He may not have the interest. But putting those two together definitely unifies the party as best as possible.
Does any Democrat really believe a ticket with 2 old men...one displaying signs of dementia and one with heart problems is a good idea?
They show the same thing Trump is. His emergency trip to the hospital and his failure to remember basic things he has said, puts them all on even footing on both stances. But I agree, a ticket with Warren as VP gives the same kind of Bernie voters an option to support the party.
Although I disagree on your comments on Trump I accept if you believe that, it makes sense.
I would disagree on Warren. I think she turned a great many people off with her flip flopping on issues and attempt to be the'wokest' candidate but, I'm not a Democrat so I'll take your word for it that such behavior hasn't put many of you off.
The only behavior that has turned off us Democrats is the daily disgusting behavior of Donald Trump.
See, Trump has some visible issues. He, imo, just lets it all hang out to be judged. Sadly, the left refuses to be fair. Denying context and embracing bald faced lies and refusing to accept any conclusions in investigations that do showcase the lies.
Politicians are adept at hiding, obfuscating, double speak, etc in order to pretend their issues don't exist. They need to be judged by the American people also but, imo, the democratic base prefers to leave their head in the sand and pretend only orangeman bad.
I am consistently disgusted with the Democrat establishment and their power base. I couldn't think to pretend that the status quo of Washington should be brought back to wield a stranglehold over all and continue to ignore the best interests of the American people.
Is decimating the agricultural industry in the best interest of the American people? How about being the cause of death for numerous immigrant children by keeping them in inhumane conditions while they are separated from their parents in violation of international standards? Not sure coddling autocratic leaders and bowing to Putin in Helsinki is in any American's best interests. The rising national debt is in no one's interest.
Still wondering what Trump has actually done that serves anyone's interest aside from his base.
Farmers appear to disagree with you
https://www.agriculture.com/news/busine … port-trump
Although the loss of a single life is cause for a desire to improve, it appears Trump inherited a rising problem of people dying in detention and his administration has made promising strides. Sure, the attached article talks about all and not just kids but isn't yours the party pushing abortion rights up to the moment of birth? Seems like there is a better avenue available for your party to save kids. Or are you just throwing out talking points without considering the hypocrisy involved?
https://www.cato.org/blog/annual-death- … -fell-2018
You don't understand diplomacy. I get that. Democrats seem to have lost the ability to understand civil courtesy so I get the confusion on that one.
And, honestly. If you are concerned about rising debt I'd think you were terrified concerning all of the freebies the democratic contenders are promising. Or, are you really not concerned about debt and have another agenda with that comment?
I'm not in Trump's camp. I've always simply said we have a legitimately elected president and his works will determine his electability. I will say I defended Obama when people blamed him for the stagnant economy. But, Trump has proven that office can effect positive change in the economy.
Name one positive thing one Democrat has said or done since he took office. No making stuff up. It has to be real.
I could easily find a bunch of articles showing the damage that his policies have done to farmers. Him decimating the industry and whether they support him still are two quite different claims.
Just as you mistakenly claiming that Trump inherited a problem of children dying in US care. Not a single child died in the ten years prior to Trump taking office. His policies of neglect led to those deaths.
And you claiming the entire party pushes abortion rights up until the moment of birth is a downright lie. What our party pushes is protecting the life of the mother in those scenarios. It's that kind of uneducated proclamation by right-wing extremists that causes violence against doctors.
Democrats have lost the ability to understand civil courtesy, when the GOP backs a guy who insults everyone like a third-grade child. Are you serious with that statement or just ridiculously clueless?
Again, lumping all of our party under those on the far left that want to revamp healthcare, childcare, and education is blindly following the propaganda.
Positive things done - Bi-Partisan Election security bill that sits on Moscow Mitch's desk, approved new Trade Deal, Impeached Trump for violating US law when he solicited Ukraine for election assistance. But here is a more comprehensive list of what bills go to McConnell to not get voted on: https://www.vox.com/2019/11/29/20977735 … rats-trump
No I did not claim children died. This is a typical tactic I've noticed from the left. Someone who does not agree with something shares a comment and the person to the left ignores it and claims they said something else.
I've decided (some time back) to avoid the dishonest discourse one frequently runs across here.
I wish you a pleasant evening.
Just as you tried to dishonestly move the goal post by changing the claim to adults from the numerous children who have died under Trump's watch. Then you try to attack support for a woman's right to choose as some reason why we shouldn't be able to criticize policies that lead to the inhumane deaths of children, many that have been separated from their families in violation of international norms.
I agree, we should avoid a discourse that tries to make false equivalencies or change the topic to shield someone who is as inhumane as Trump.
Trump was not "legitimately" elected. He was elected through Russian interference. He is not a "duly elected" president, which is the legal term. He admitted it himself. Remember the "Russia are you listening" statement?
"Positive change in the economy"? Then why is the stock market in the toilet? There may be some positive money that has changed hands among politicians and wealthy corporate executives, but we don't know that for sure. Even the tax reduction that he pushed is only temporary for the middle class. He is telling people who may have the coronavirus to go back to work.
Name one thing that he has done that has had a lasting positive effect on our economy, or anything else for that matter.
Well, let's pause one moment. The conspiracy theory that Russian interference swayed our election has been debunked over and over and over.
But, I see the wheels turning to pull the wool over the left's eyes again with theattempt to smear both Bernie and Trump this time around.
Why would anyone listen to even one complaint when that one false claim nullifies any ability to take your comments seriously and explains the general mood of the left?
If you can't be fair and honest I'm afraid it's impossible to attempt to conduct a conversation where I attempt to find fairness and honesty in my responses. You've rigged the conversation with lies from the outset.
The right doesn't believe in facts any more, just what Trump tells them. So when facts become lies, the alternate reality of the right is not even worth debating with. This is where we currently are in the American political landscape.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 … -for-trump
All the times Biden has been accused of inappropriate touching.
https://www.businessinsider.com/joe-bid … from-her-9
And here are Trump's, including the court case he is currently battling for sexually assaulting someone. And the list does not include the removed court case of the underage girl at Epstein's house.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/list-tr … d=51956410
I'm not a Trump supporter. So what's your excuse? It's okay because the other guy does it?
Your constant hatred of anyone who opposes Trump definitely makes you someone supporting Trump. Even if you deny it. And if you're going to throw out a claim of impropriety, be ready to answer for when the other guy does much, much worse.
Wrong as usual. Again, you think it's okay because the other guy that you don't like can do it, so why can't the guy that you like do it. Stop acting repulsed by sexual abuse when you don't mind if creepy uncle Joe does it. They're both gross and wrong.
Anybody in a normal job would have been fired for the same conduct.
And there is the crux of the problem. I worry about democrats. What they did to Trump, what they did to Bernie, what they are doing to Bernie, their refusal to be honest and even handed.
The list goes on. The democratic party is dead by their own hand. No agenda, no vision, just full of hate for a guy who was elected president because they couldn't put anyone up against him the electorate wanted.
Instead of learning from mistakes they choose to repeat them.
I wasn't the one who only posted one side of the story here. If you were such a champion of not having an elected official with a history of issues with women, you would have included Trump's. Then, as Live to Learn states above, when Democrats do the exact same thing as the GOP has done with Trump and his issues, she calls it dishonest. What a bunch of hypocrisy.
I just said both are gross and would be fired if they were at regular jobs, you remain the hypocrite.
For pointing out that you only attacked one in your initial post, then finally admit there was a second side to that charge, after we literally had to pry it out of you. I haven't defended Biden's actions, just merely noted how willing you were to ignore Trump's actions with women while vilifying Biden's. That's the definition of hypocrisy.
Onus is ruled by his Russian propaganda masters, either willingly or stupidly. I'm not sure what afflicts the others who ignore Trump's disgusting behavior but criticize Biden. I think it's just good old-fashioned selfishness. They don't care what harm he does to others as long as they believe he is serving their own personal self-interest.
Still can't condemn Biden. Sad, and hypocritical.
You come into this thread to trash Biden, with no opinion on the actual topic, then throw around petty insults. You're the definition of an internet troll.
Personal attack, still can't condemn creepy Uncle Joe. You're the hypocrite. You're completely fine with this;
Joe has acknowledged his issue with personal space violations. Let us know when your boy Trump comes to terms with walking in on underage girls at pageants, rape cases filed by 14-year olds, the admission that he just sexually assaults women by grabbing them by the pu$$y, or the current case he's fighting in court pertaining to a sexual assault he is accused of committing. You couldn't condemn a man who has at least two instances of inappropriate conduct around underage girls. Is that something you support?
The two men aren't even close to being on the same level in terms of what they have been accused of, and yet you continue to attack the one who has admitted his fault.
So now you are making excuses for him. I haven't made any excuses for Trump because he's a creeper too. Sorry you are a hypocrite.
So if Trump apologizes for everything all is forgiven and you're all in on the Trump train. That's your standard.
Who says I'm all in for Biden. You've continually been making that claim in this thread without having a basis for it.
Noting that he has admitted his mistakes of violating personal space is certainly significantly different than a man that sees no issue with walking in on half dressed teenage girls. The fact that you see violating personal space and an actual case in the courts of sexual assault as something equivalent, let alone the filed suit of him raping an underage girl, shows us that you have zero standards in this instance. That you are just here to troll.
What we will likely end up with is a choice of two men with a history of issues with women. I can note a degree of difference in the severity and ownership of the inappropriateness between the two men. I didn't come into this thread and accuse only one of them of being at fault because I'm smart enough to understand that both have issues.
Apparently, your post that started this was willing to overlook a man who creeps on underage girls. You might want to seek some help for that blind spot, it's not healthy and might get you into trouble some day.
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