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While the topic of the day is of course COVID-19, the 2020 US presidential elections are fast approaching. I've created a topic to discuss anything related to that, and to update as events unfold.

 

So, it's still early days, what are everyone's thoughts? What topic will dominate the discussions? (IMO: the Economy and jobs, all the way) Who will be Biden's VP nominee? (My guess: Amy Klobuchar) Will the elections be close? (IMO: Incredibly, Biden is a much more palatable candidate for many than Hillary Clinton), etc.

 

Also, KEEP IT RESPECTFUL. The point is not to win a debate, but to share your point of view.


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Biden has painted himself into a corner, and I think he has to pick an African American woman.

 

His best choices by far would be Oprah Winfrey or Michelle Obama.

 

Neither has any experience in elected office, but Trump himself has killed any and all fear of that being an issue. I believe the problem with Oprah is she would never accept second chair to anyone. She is also a mega-billionaire, and Progressives don't trust capitalist billionaires. Plus, because she's a mega-billionaire... and she's much more of a billionaire than Trump will ever be... she won't release her tax returns. This would severely handicap a strong Democrat talking point against Trump. If she tries to release something you can take it to the bank that's it's not the real deal, and Trump will immediately know where to look to exploit the false documents. So, no on Oprah.

 

I don't think for a second that Michelle Obama wants to leave her current wonderful life for the very tall order of debating Mike Pence and attempting to save Joe Biden. I don't think she likes Joe Biden enough to risk the attention. Michelle is a no.

 

Susan Rice has the gravitas, the charisma, and the political chops for the job... but she has always been a behind the curtain player, so she has a name recognition issue. She carries a lot of baggage from her years in the Obama Administration, and may earn herself a little problem that goes by the name of U.S. Attorney John Durham. Susan is a possible.

 

Kamala Harris is a Californian with a well known reputation of sleeping her way to the top. She is never seen as a very serious politician, but she could supply Joe with some much needed populism... but she's still from California, and Biden needs no help winning that monster state and taking all those electors. Kamala is possible... but Rice is a better choice.

 

Stacey Abrams is just a loser all around. Joe needs to stay away from the southern states at all cost. It's a no on Stacey.

 

What Joe really needs he can't have. If I was Joe Biden running against the human juggernaut known as Donald Trump, I would do everything I could to get a populist name on my ticket. The choice would be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She's a goddess to Progressives... but she is also far too young to run on the ticket.

 

No matter what... the song remains the same, and Joe Biden's worst enemy is Joe Biden. Hillary Clinton was a much stronger candidate than Joe Biden, and she lost to Donald Trump. Donald Trump is a much stronger candidate now than he was in 2016 when he won the election against Hillary Clinton. So, it's not likely that Joe can beat Donald. This is of course my opinion... I could be wrong.


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When does Season 2 of 2020 come out? Season 1 sucked!


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Interesting perspective. I believe it would be a big mistake for Biden to pick a VP candidate from the progressive side, as it's not them he needs to win over, it's the undecided voters. They aren't many, but more than enough to swing some key states in either direction. At this point the progressive wing will take Biden over Trump no matter what, as they want to avoid a second term at all costs, so he has that vote. A progressive candidate however is guaranteed to dissuade the undecided base to vote Democrat.


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You Sir, picked the one that has become the odds on favorite for the Biden VP pick. Amy Klobuchar looks to be the Biden choice. But, todays racist comment from none other than Biden himself... no shocker there... may make that choice a bit uncomfortable.

 

I personally believe Amy would be a solid choice... she's a professional legislator, but she's not well liked. She's got that Whitmer attitude. Not as bad as Gretchen, but even a smidgen of "Devil Woman" can do more harm than neutral.


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With her father and brothers we're all at the funeral carrying a box through the rain

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When does Season 2 of 2020 come out? Season 1 sucked!


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Going to be the biggest, most bad-ass election ever. The Left will pull every dirty trick in the book to get their geriatric pedophile to win. The President will be blamed for what their Communist pal, China did. Then again, the Left has no principles except deceit, manipulation and treason.






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