Who's the Blue for #2? (2020)

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WHO'S THE BLUE FOR #2?

Poll runs till 06 Aug 2020, 19:15

Stacey Abrams
1
6%
Cory Booker
4
25%
Peter Buttigeig
0
No votes
Tulsi Gabbard*
0
No votes
Kamala Harris
3
19%
Amy Klobuchar
4
25%
Beto O'Rourke
0
No votes
Elizabeth Warren
0
No votes
Marianne Williamson
0
No votes
Other
4
25%
 
Total votes: 16

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Who's the Blue for #2? (2020)

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With the Team Blue field narrowed to Biden and Sanders, what are your guesses for who the VP choice will be? (Biden has already said he will pick a female running mate, but I don't know if his memory will function well enough to recall that at convention time.)

You can pick 2 choices. You may change your votes.

Some strengths and weaknesses in those I have listed.

Stacey Abrams
Strengths - black, female, from a purplish state.
Weaknesses - known activist, may rankle some blue collar blues.
Cory Booker
Strengths - black, already in Senate.
Weaknesses - ???.
Peter Buttigeig
Strengths -'middle america' appeal.
Weaknesses - GAY - sorry, don't think 'Murica is ready to elect a gay president or vice-president.
Tulsi Gabbard*
Included this one for the giggles. The blue answer to Sarah Palin.
Kamala Harris
Strengths - black, female, experience in administration, currently in Senate.
Weaknesses - she's Californian.
Amy Klobuchar
Strengths - female, from a purplish state, currently in Senate.
Weaknesses - annoying AF.
Beto O'Rourke
Strengths - almost knocked off Ted Cruz, proven campaigner.
Weaknesses - ???.
Elizabeth Warren
Strengths - female, currently in Senate.
Weaknesses - WONK, also annoying AF.
Marianne Williamson
Strengths - female, currently in House of Representatives.
Weaknesses - she's Californian. Also "Who?".
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My choices:
1) Kamala Harris
2) Cory Booker
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I think some of the weaknesses you have ??? above are:
Cory Booker: Weakness - uninspiring, couldn't get any traction as Prez candidate, brings no support with him.
Beto O'Rourke: Weakness - Lots of name recognition and oversized dislike on the other side. Loud anti-gun perception brings turnout against him.
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I thought Klobucher already gave away that she'll be VP pick for Bidens ticket.
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Highway wrote:
09 Mar 2020, 19:58
Beto O'Rourke: Weakness - Lots of name recognition and oversized dislike on the other side. Loud anti-gun perception brings turnout against him.
What does it mean for a Texas politician to be anti-gun? He doesn't carry his gun with him while drinking?
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My votes are Cory Booker or Julian Castro.
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I'll be a bit surprised if Biden picks any of the senators who ran against him if only because it opens a senate seat. Yeah, MN, CA and MA are unlikely to go red, but it's just another seat requiring resources as the Dems try to get a majority in the senate. Let sleeping senators lie, to coin a phrase.

I'd give Stacey Abrams a look for fairly obvious reasons, but she still hasn't held any significant political office, never mind whether she won or lost in 2018. If Julian Castro could deliver the Latino vote, maybe, but he got like zero traction. Same with O'Rourke not counting his almost momentary rise in the polls, but if I were to go with a Texan, I'd go with Castro. Buttigieg is the Dem's future, or so goes the conventional wisdom. He may get a cabinet post but, yeah, teh gay.

I know an unhealthy number of social conservatives who are scared to death and therefore making fun of the possibility of Michelle Obama running. It ain't happening, it's just a sign of the persistence of the far right's hatred for all things Obama and Clinton. Terry McAuliffe has to be on at least the long list of possibilities.

Castro or Abrams or, more likely, someone I haven't mentioned or considered.

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Castro's twin brother is in the House of Representatives, which could lead to endless wacky hijinks. I hope Diamond Joe picks him.

But, yeah, it will probably be somebody who isn't on the radar. I mean, who thought Tim Kaine and Mike Pence would be the VP picks in 2016?
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Tim Apple. ;)
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Gretchen Whitmer.
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Stacey Abrams in addition to not having held a meaningful office is too easily painted as a sore loser for not conceding. It's fine red meat, but whining about the loss for months and months after the election (whether or not the complaints are valid) turns a bunch of people off and is a rich line of attack.

Tammy Duckworth would be an interesting choice.
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My most unpopular opinion is that Tammy Duckworth is overrated. I mean, she's fine, (and showed skilled escaping from the maw of being Veteran's Administration poobah with her reputation intact) but in a way, she's the John McCain of her side - a political career that only got of the ground in the first place because her aircraft returned to the ground way too quickly.
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Shem wrote:
09 Mar 2020, 23:55
Gretchen Whitmer.
Not one I'd thought of, but her bio looks strong.
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Tulsi Forever! <3
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dbcooper wrote:
09 Mar 2020, 22:35
Tim Apple. ;)
Pretty sure he’s “the wrong kind of gay” to be credible to dems.

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After these riots, gun sales will go through the roof and no one will ever take Beto seriously.

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No one was taking Beto seriously already.

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I do wonder if the George Floyd murder has ruined Klob's chances at VP.
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