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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Joe Biden's unequivocal declaration that his running mate will be a woman began the 2020 veepstakes with a brutal cut. There will Jbe no consolation prize for Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg or Julin Castro. There will be no unity ticket pairing Biden with Bernie Sanders. Mansplainers and manspreaders, you can go home. Joe has binders full of women. Perhaps there has never been a more serious veepstakes than this one. Biden won't say on the record that he would serve only one term as president, but he has given enough hints that many have assumed it. That makes his vice presidential choice the automatic frontrunner for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination and potentially the first female president of the United States. This is no time for your last-call, falling-off-your-bar-stool, so-crazy-it-just-might-work vice-presidential musings. Who can fit the bill? My rankings, on a scale from Sarah Palin to LBJ carrying Texas for JFK:

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12. Stacey Abrams 11. Elizabeth Warren 10. Susan Rice 9. Laura Kelly 8. Gretchen Whitmer 7. Val Demings 6. Michelle Lujan Grisham 5. Catherine Cortez Masto 4. Tammy Duckworth 3. Tammy Baldwin 2. Amy Klobuchar 1. Kamala Harris

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I think both Duckworth and Harris would probably be the best, they cover a lot of things that the base will be looking for.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-03-19 01:11 PM | Reply

Duckworth gets a mention!!!
I would love that choice.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-03-19 01:39 PM | Reply

I support Stacey Abrams. She is fighting voter suppression which, in some ways, is the basic problem we have in this country. Without voter suppression Republicans could never win another national election which, as we can see in our world right now, would not be a bad thing.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-19 01:41 PM | Reply

Has Stacey Abrams won an election though?

Looking at trends of DNC VP picks, it would likely be someone slightly boring but successful like Amy Klobuchar, who would be an okay pick.

Duckworth is a badass though. Would be a great choice for military support.

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-03-19 01:44 PM | Reply

I've always said Kamala is a poison pill. She should never be on the ticket and should only campaign to white liberals.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-03-19 03:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I like amy and elizabeth and tammy and michelle!

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-03-19 03:07 PM | Reply

but i don't know the other names.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-03-19 03:07 PM | Reply

I think author Scher has the 1-2 ranking about right.

Guess Tulsa's out of the running.

#8 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2020-03-19 05:41 PM | Reply

I've always said Kamala is a poison pill. She should never be on the ticket and should only campaign to white liberals.

Is that why she got 89% of the black vote in her California Senate run?

Guess Tulsa's out of the running.

Didn't you hear...she is a Russian asset in deep cover.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-19 08:44 PM | Reply

"Has Stacey Abrams won an election though?"

People who have studied the crooked election in Georgia say she actually won the Governorship there. That election was stolen so she should get credit for winning. I doubt we'll even have an election so it is really irrelevant anyway.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-19 08:47 PM | Reply

No election would = President Leahy most likey... ,Trump, Pence and Pelosis terms expire 1-21-21

I would choose Warren as VP... not a fan of Klo

#11 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-03-19 09:00 PM | Reply

Michelle Obama.

#12 | Posted by MisterCarajo at 2020-03-19 09:15 PM | Reply

Biden is a dead candidate walking. The fact is no one likes him. He is the candidate of last resort, pure desperation by the DNC. He almost has more skeletons in his closet than Hillery, but he had a lot more time to achieve his well deserved reputation. Name any major bill with his name on it. There was none, he just occupied space and protected the credit card companies.

#13 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-03-19 09:26 PM | Reply

My picks...

3. Savannah Guthrie
2. Flo from the Geico commercial
1. The entire cast of The View

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-03-19 09:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"The fact is no one right winger likes him."

#15 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-03-19 09:29 PM | Reply

#15

Wait, I thought the problem about a month ago was that only right wingers liked Biden. Have the talking points from Priorities USA been updated?

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-19 09:37 PM | Reply

I like how everyone is pretending there's going to be an election in November.

It's very amusing.

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-03-19 09:39 PM | Reply

The fact is no one likes him.

Are you kidding? Jeff and Boaz are elated!

They posted on several threads about how they're looking forward to voting for Biden in the general election.

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-03-19 09:41 PM | Reply

Wait, I thought the problem about a month ago was that only right wingers liked Biden.

No right wingers like whoever the leading Democratic candidate is... it's a moving target. Are you new here?

#19 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-03-19 09:53 PM | Reply

Stacey Abrams served ten years in the Georgia House of Representatives and for six of those years was the minority leader of that body. Those of you that might ------ this experience, I would remind you that Abraham Lincoln was a one-term Congressman from Illinois. Most of his experience was in the Illinois legislature.

I would also remind you that you voted for a racist gameshow host who lost money running a casino.

#20 | Posted by anton at 2020-03-19 10:00 PM | Reply

Is that why she got 89% of the black vote in her California Senate run?

#9 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2020-03-19 08:44 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Then let her run for senate.

#21 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-03-19 10:22 PM | Reply

He really needs to find a way to get Hillary on as a VP. The other people may not energize the base like she will. Clinton could really drive voter turnout.

#22 | Posted by byrdman at 2020-03-19 10:27 PM | Reply

You're welcome to state her primary numbers RoC. I bet you know then well.

#23 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-03-19 10:36 PM | Reply

He really needs to find a way to get Hillary on as a VP.

He should. donald should have to deal with his own mess for another four years or as long as he can take it.

Losing in November would be the easy way out. Alas for him being the incumbent he's almost certain to be stuck where he is.

Sucks to be Flight Risk.

#24 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-03-19 10:59 PM | Reply

Stacey Abrams served ten years in the Georgia House of Representatives and for six of those years was the minority leader of that body. Those of you that might ------ this experience, I would remind you that Abraham Lincoln was a one-term Congressman from Illinois. Most of his experience was in the Illinois legislature.

I would also remind you that you voted for a racist gameshow host who lost money running a casino.

#20 | POSTED BY ANTON

Appreciate the update. A way too hasty web search result only gave me "lawyer and author" as the first result. Yeah that's enough experience to get mentioned, but enough experience to work on the national stage if Biden croaks? Plenty women in the Senate to choose from with better credentials.

#25 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-03-20 12:56 AM | Reply

I agree with you. I wish Abrams had a longer resume. However, I'd prefer to leave good Senators in office rather than stick one of them on the ticket with Biden.

#26 | Posted by anton at 2020-03-20 05:57 AM | Reply

Kamala Harris gets all the check marks.

Whoever gets the nod, Biden will need all the vote bait he can find to overwhelm Trump's dirty tricks squad.

#27 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-03-20 06:28 AM | Reply

As long as Mango Unchained is sent packing, I'm FINE with the veep.

#28 | Posted by anton at 2020-03-20 06:40 AM | Reply

"Name any major bill with his name on it. There was none"

About Vice President Biden's Efforts to End Violence Against Women

On June 20, 1990, then-Senator Joe Biden introduced the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in the United States Congress. This act was a landmark piece of legislation that changed the way our country responded to domestic violence and sexual assault. VAWA changed law enforcement practices, improved the criminal justice system, and created a network of services for victims. The bill established new federal crimes of interstate domestic violence and stalking, doubled penalties for repeat sex offenders, and sparked the passage of laws at the state level to protect victims. Since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act in 1994, rates of domestic violence have decreased by over 50%.

obamawhitehouse.archives.gov

#29 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-03-20 07:38 AM | Reply

Biden was the primary sponsor of 42 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

www.govtrack.us

#30 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-03-20 07:43 AM | Reply

"Guess Tulsa's out of the running."

Maybe not:

U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard ends Democratic presidential bid, endorses Biden

"Although I may not agree with the vice president on every issue, I know that he has a good heart, and he's motivated by his love for our country and the American people," said Gabbard.

www.reuters.com

#31 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-03-20 07:49 AM | Reply

ah-huh, sure.

#32 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-03-20 07:53 AM | Reply

Kamala Harris gets all the check marks.

Whoever gets the nod, Biden will need all the vote bait he can find to overwhelm Trump's dirty tricks squad.

#27 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

Tammy Duckworth though ;). Ugh I'm such a fan lol.
Kamala would carry... California which is already in the bag.
I don't know, watch Biden go with some Governor of a battleground state... which after a web search would result in Whitmer (Michigan, assumed office in 2019).

#33 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-03-20 11:29 AM | Reply

I feel like there's good odds that the list has a solid top four, but I'm not sure Tammy Baldwin, wasn't there bad press over her not standing her ground on votes (Pulling a Rubio)?

#34 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-03-20 11:35 AM | Reply

I don't think Kamala has a shot after she hammered him in the early primaries.

I'd guess Warren as #1 since she'd be a bridge pick between moderates (Biden) and progressives (Sanders).

Another option could be Abrams (my #2 guess) because it could be 2x history - first female and woman of color.

#3 would be Duckworth. Her military background would take the edge off his gun stance.

#35 | Posted by AfterMaff at 2020-03-20 06:30 PM | Reply

I think Ms. Harris would have the edge. As a woman of color she is fluent in Spanish and did well in 2016 against Loretta Sanchez with the Hispanic vote in California. Ms. Sanchez 44% Ms. Harris 33%.

www.sacbee.com

#36 | Posted by Badcat at 2020-03-21 01:37 AM | Reply

Biden need Tlaib to garner the AOC followers. AOC isnt old enough or she'd be perfect.

#37 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-03-21 07:43 PM | Reply

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