Biden's running mate: prediction

Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by elindholm, Apr 14, 2020.

I'm predicting Biden's running mate will be...

  1. Stacey Abrams

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. Kirsten Gillibrand

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Kamala Harris

    13 vote(s)
    40.6%
  4. Amy Klobuchar

    8 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. Elizabeth Warren

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    9.4%
  6. Gretchen Whitmer

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  7. other (write-in)

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    3.1%
  1. elindholm

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    Who do you think Biden will choose as his running mate?
     
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    Folster The system doesn't work.

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    I think it will be Kamala or Whitmer. I think Kamala was exposed as lacking core beliefs and conviction. She was caught many times during the campaign saying one thing or punting a question, only to come out the next day with her official stance/revision once she and her campaign had a chance to craft the "correct" answer.

    I don't know anything about Whitmer, but her being the Michigan Gov and being a female must put her near the top.
     
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    I agree that Harris was a relative disappointment during the campaign and would be a somewhat pandering choice.
     
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    carrrnuttt Didactic

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    I really think he'd pick Warren to shore up the Progressives.
     
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    If Biden was 25 years younger, I'd want it to be Warren. But given his age, I'd go with the New Mexico Governor (Grisham) or Harris with Kamala being the likely choice.
     
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    The problem is that you really want someone who can make it eight years, since Biden won't.
     
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    carrrnuttt Didactic

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    I thought of that, and she doesn't seem as frail as either Biden or Sanders appear to be.

    And this isn't about what we want. Just my simple prediction.
     
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    Stacey Abrams

    Just my gut feeling.
     
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    Russ Smith The Original Whizzinator Contributor

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    She also goes against his strength. He does very well with the African American vote, that was one of her big weaknesses, she was a prosecutor and they saw her as the "bad guy".

    I like her but she just didn't get any momentum in her campaign. I think she would be a very good POTUS, but she wasn't a very good candidate
     
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    Russ Smith The Original Whizzinator Contributor

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    I want it to be Warren, I think it will be Klobuchar.

    He has worked well with Klobuchar before, she gets midwest voters, I thought she did very well in her own campaign. I love Warren I think she's much younger physically than Biden(or Trump) or Bernie but I suspect Biden will see her as combative the way Obama did.

    I wanted Harris before it all started and I still think she'd be very good, she just wasn't a very good candidate she just couldn't convince enough people to get on board
     
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    Harris as AG would be ex-president Drumpf's worst nightmare.....
     
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    if it's Harris it's a bad choice and if it's Stacey Abrams it's a disastrous choice. Harris has no backbone and if you're trying to put together a ticket that sells "genuine", she drags it down. And Abrams has zero experience above state senator. With Biden's age, you just can't put someone who's never even won a big election, much less governed at a high level one second away from being President.

    I like Whitmer A LOT. My only question is what are the chances of losing a governorship in a special election if Biden wins and does he absolutely need her to make that happen? Also, with she was a POC.
     
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    The Democrats need Michigan and Trump doesn't like Gretchen Whitmer so that's a plus.

    I'm still a fan of Amy Klobuchar.
     
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    Why do people think Harris would be a good POTUS when she was a sucky candidate? Makes no sense to me. If she sucked as a candidate, seems she would suck as POTUS.

    It works the opposite way though. You can be a good candidate and be a sucky POTUS.
     
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    The skill sets don't have much overlap. For example, I think HClinton would have made quite a good president, but there's no denying that she was a poor candidate. On the other hand, we have to acknowledge that Trump was a "good" candidate, in that he was good enough at it to win, but he's obviously been an abject failure in the actual job.
     

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