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(Washington Post)   Biden / Harris / Warren / Demmings / Lance-Bottoms / Rice / Whitmer / Lujan-Grisham / Baldwin / Abrams / Duckworth / Bass 2020?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2020-06-30 11:49:10 AM  
28 votes:
The only logical choice.
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2020-06-30 12:29:57 PM  
20 votes:
Until the announcement, don't rule out dark horse Tim Kaine.
 
2020-06-30 12:16:08 PM  
8 votes:
Warren makes absolutely zero sense as the pick, so I'm betting on her.
 
2020-06-30 12:33:33 PM  
6 votes:
Everyone should start talking about Biden picking Obama.  That would cause some fun meltdowns.
 
2020-06-30 12:30:07 PM  
6 votes:
YES!  All of those ladies form a corporation called VEEP, Inc.  Since corporations are people, VEEP, Inc. could be the Vice President.  That's a lot of brainpower and experience they could collectively bring to the ticket.  They could take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week, but all the decision of that officer have to be ratified at a special biweekly meeting by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs, but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more... I don't know, they'll have to figure that out.
 
2020-06-30 9:54:58 AM  
5 votes:
It's a big decision. You have to assume that, if he wins, Joe only serves one term. Making his VP choice the 2024 front runner.

So, who do you want that to be.

/my money is still on Abrams
//but far less confident than I was previously
 
2020-06-30 12:16:12 PM  
4 votes:

Gubbo: It's a big decision. You have to assume that, if he wins, Joe only serves one term. Making his VP choice the 2024 front runner.

So, who do you want that to be.

/my money is still on Abrams
//but far less confident than I was previously


Harris. I would like it to be Harris.
 
2020-06-30 9:26:15 AM  
4 votes:
You know what, if they were *all* in charge of things, they could come together in a meeting and crank out meaningful decisions in less time than it takes the current Administration staff to get our current idiot President to drop his phone and hobble to the meeting room.
 
2020-06-30 1:39:43 PM  
3 votes:

Mr. Shabooboo: Warren would be my choice for Biden..Duckworth as SecDef... Abrams as head of DOJ...
I'd like him to have Mayor Pete as either UN Ambassador or Sec of State..Corey Booker
would be a great choice for HUD or Education..


Really. Putting the black guy in HUD again?
 
2020-06-30 1:38:18 PM  
3 votes:

ElwoodCuse: madgonad: We aren't going to give away a seat in the Senate for a VP

stop farking saying this. The Massachusetts legislature is a Dem supermajority and can require her replacement to be a Democrat.


See, that's how Republicans operate.

Can we try to be the Good Guys? At least for as long as we can?
 
2020-06-30 1:31:57 PM  
3 votes:

Kangaroo_Ralph: The DNC really needs to settle on a VP pick for Biden so he can practice saying her name without throwing a gasket.


You throw a rod and blow a gasket.  Think about it, how can you throw a gasket?  If you're not gonna think about what you type, at least try to get the clichés correct.
 
2020-06-30 1:10:26 PM  
3 votes:

Gubbo: Peter_B_Risen: Please let it be Baldwin.

Then I might actually go from boycott vote to Biden vote if it means getting her the Fark out of my state.

Of course, then we will probably have to deal with Little Russy Foolsgold running in the special election.

16 year account ladies and gentlemen.


Yup.  I'm old.

I still remember the good old days on Fark, before the political snowflakes took over the site.
 
2020-06-30 12:38:21 PM  
3 votes:
It doesn't seem fair that Biden gets to choose from such a competent and qualified list and Trump is stuck with idiot Pence and even bigger idiot members of his family. Rigged election!
 
2020-06-30 12:37:30 PM  
3 votes:
Harris has a Black problem...as in she has prosecuted many POC. She is too far right for Biden. Biden needs to make sure that the Bernie Bros have someone they won't turn their noses up to and NOT vote.
 
2020-06-30 12:23:30 PM  
3 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Oh, and handicapped.  I forgot that one.

She would just need to be a Lesbian Atheist and the sound of the right wing heads exploding would be heard on Mars.


Sound doesn't travel through space.

/I'll let myself out. ;)
 
2020-06-30 12:21:48 PM  
3 votes:
Whoever he picks will very likely be the first female president.

My money is on Harris, but any of those women is highly competent and qualified.

Also, no matter who it is, a bunch of people will criticize him because she's too moderate, too far left, pandering, shrill, low IQ (well just one guy will say that), too much of an insider, too unknown, much concern, concern, concern...
 
2020-06-30 12:21:48 PM  
3 votes:
Biden/Warren 2020 is my personal choice, but I'll take Biden/ANY GODDAMNED SANE PERSON 2020, TBH.
 
2020-06-30 11:12:17 AM  
3 votes:
Which one is the most moderate?

That one.
 
2020-06-30 7:04:32 PM  
2 votes:

Podna: Cornelius Dribble: Maybe Biden should pull a Time Magazine and announce, "My running mate is WOMEN"

Binders full of women


bidens full of women??
 
2020-06-30 5:36:31 PM  
2 votes:

dericwater: Subtonic: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: someonelse: It would be nice if the Biden campaign didn't focus group and overthink this to death. Biden, of all people, should know the importance of having good working chemistry with his veep. Hopefully the campaign is putting that consideration high on the list.

This is a good point. The press (and political junkies like us) spend an inordinate amount of time talking about the VP pick when most studies show it has very little effect on the outcome of an election. I think the two most important questions are (1) will she and Biden make a good team and (2) will she be ready to step up to the presidency if something happens to Biden during his term.

Biden has said he's going to nominate a woman of color, which is great. I think any of the women mentioned would make a fine choice.

Two points. 1. In modern electoral history, a VP pick doesn't help a whole lot, but can damn well sink a campaign (Palin). 2. Joe said woman, not necessarily a POC. He used the term 'adding diversity' which is no definite statement.

Amy Klobuchar effectively closed the door for non-POC women as veep. She said it's time for an African American woman to be picked.

And I agree. Every AAW I've met in my professional life have been outstanding, exceptionally capable people. When you meet 10s (in the professional sense) every once in a while, I consistently see 11s and 12s. It's like, Bang! job's done. Bam! made that happen.


I agree with everything you just said.

Every single black woman I have met with one exception, has been phenomenal.
 
2020-06-30 2:28:50 PM  
2 votes:

RyansPrivates: I want Biden to not just announce his VP; I want him to announce that he is ready to hit the ground running and that he already has his cabinet picks lined up for every major position. Do that in contrast to Trump who still doesnt


Epic trollology if Biden picks Tillerson as SecState.
 
2020-06-30 2:04:44 PM  
2 votes:

johnphantom: I hope he picks Rice. She is all business, and you can tell that easily.


Way too much baggage.
 
2020-06-30 1:52:19 PM  
2 votes:

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Subtonic: Joe said woman, not necessarily a POC. He used the term 'adding diversity' which is no definite statement.

Thanks for the correction. I thought it was a woman off color.


You're welcome, but he did not mention if she was going to 'work blue'.
 
2020-06-30 1:16:02 PM  
2 votes:

madgonad: Peter_B_Risen: Please let it be Baldwin.

Then I might actually go from boycott vote to Biden vote if it means getting her the Fark out of my state.

Of course, then we will probably have to deal with Little Russy Foolsgold running in the special election.

Russ will always be my hero.

He alone voted against the Patriot Act.


I gave him a chance and voted for him in 92 when he said that he would not be a one sided politician.  After a brief reach across the isles for campaign finance reform, he became totally a sided and lost my vote.
 
2020-06-30 1:01:35 PM  
2 votes:
I can't believe I'm first to go with Rice.  She and Biden have already worked together for 8 years, already know each others strengths and weaknesses.  She's smart, articulate and well experienced, keeps her cool, talks fast on her feet - and the bonus of already knowing and having dealt with foreign leaders on a daily basis.

I'm saying that as a die-hard Massachusetts Warren supporter.  Someone before me was right - Warren belongs in the Senate - she's a force to be reckoned with when she gets going.  Get the majority of the senate to Dems, and let Warren lead it.

Biden / Rice / Warren / Pelosi - that will make eyes pop wide open.
 
2020-06-30 12:51:24 PM  
2 votes:

Peter_B_Risen: Please let it be Baldwin.

Then I might actually go from boycott vote to Biden vote if it means getting her the Fark out of my state.

Of course, then we will probably have to deal with Little Russy Foolsgold running in the special election.


16 year account ladies and gentlemen.
 
2020-06-30 12:50:08 PM  
2 votes:
Please let it be Baldwin.

Then I might actually go from boycott vote to Biden vote if it means getting her the Fark out of my state.

Of course, then we will probably have to deal with Little Russy Foolsgold running in the special election.
 
2020-06-30 12:49:44 PM  
2 votes:
Pretty sexist not to have a least one man on that list. I feel disenfranchised, really. That said, I think Whitmer has the most to offer. Handled the virus well, can speak, has some profile, midwest swing state, no loss in the senate, not much baggage to be a lightning rod. Duck's growing on me, but it's still to early to announce. Take your time and vet the crap out of people while not giving the GOP time to dig (manufacture) dirt.
 
2020-06-30 12:37:59 PM  
2 votes:
I would absolutely love to IMMEDIATELY REMOVE ANY SITTING SENATOR FROM THIS LIST. Dems do not need to be giving up a seat right now when they already need to go +4 net, gaining the Presidency but not the Senate means that Yertle can continue to sit on judicial appointments and House bills (unless McGrath pulls off the Hail Mary throw and unseats him).

As a result, though it's currently a long shot, I'm hoping for Stacey Abrams.
 
2020-06-30 12:35:43 PM  
2 votes:

hotrod2001: edmo: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Gubbo: Making his VP choice the 2024 front runner.

While I like Duckworth, she was born in Thailand to a Thai mother (and an American father).  And while that kind of foreign born/non-American parentage didn't seem to matter for Ted Cruz's political ambitions, the RWNJs had a field day with Obama being born in Hawai'i, which led to some Orange Shiatgibbon being elected president.

I don't know if I have a point other than, "I see where this would lead to."

She' s a US citizen by birth. Anybody trying to detract from that is doing the birther thing all over again and it's pure racism.

McCain was born in Panama but that was never an issue for them either.


Wasn't Romney born in Mexico?
 
2020-06-30 12:31:26 PM  
2 votes:
He isn't picking Warren. We aren't going to give away a seat in the Senate for a VP. Especially an OLD VP that won't have legs to run on her own in 2028. I like the sound of Senate Majority Leader Warren better than VP Warren.
 
2020-06-30 12:30:48 PM  
2 votes:
6. Gretchen Whitmer: ... The lack of diversity in this pick would be the most obvious drawback.

Yea, no diversity in having the first female VP ever
 
2020-06-30 12:29:42 PM  
2 votes:

Gubbo: It's a big decision. You have to assume that, if he wins, Joe only serves one term. Making his VP choice the 2024 front runner.

So, who do you want that to be.

/my money is still on Abrams
//but far less confident than I was previously


Yeah she has been clear that she has not been contacted, so while a good choice she is not in the running.

Harris is a good VP pick politically. She can be the campaigns puncher* while he plays statesman in the campaign for 2020. If she takes over my only concern would be her commitment to the justice/policing ennema this country needs.

/* Seriously, she is spectacular at this.
 
2020-06-30 12:23:52 PM  
2 votes:

Destructor: Which one is the most moderate?

That one.


Which one is most progressive. That one.
 
2020-06-30 12:21:50 PM  
2 votes:

otherginger: Gubbo: It's a big decision. You have to assume that, if he wins, Joe only serves one term. Making his VP choice the 2024 front runner.

So, who do you want that to be.

/my money is still on Abrams
//but far less confident than I was previously

Harris. I would like it to be Harris.


A fine choice in other years. I think that with an uprising against police and their enablers, she might be damaged by her stint as CA AG.

Whether that's fair or not is another matter, I just think it hurts her in 2020.
 
2020-06-30 12:21:27 PM  
2 votes:

Gubbo: It's a big decision. You have to assume that, if he wins, Joe only serves one term. Making his VP choice the 2024 front runner.

So, who do you want that to be.

/my money is still on Abrams
//but far less confident than I was previously


There was an article yesterday that said Biden was down to four: Harris, Warren, Demings, and Lance Your Bottoms.
 
2020-06-30 5:37:06 PM  
1 vote:

GreatGlavinsGhost: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Gubbo: Glockenspiel Hero: One nice thing is reading through this list and realizing while I prefer some of them to others, *every* *single* *one* would be a good to great pick.

A lot of folks were whinging about how the Democrats had a weak bench, nobody to follow Obama, nobody who could inspire, etc.

Yeah, no.  Take that concern and shove it.

/And this middle aged white guy is happy to admit most of the best in the Democratic party right now are minority women.  I'm 100% ok with that.

I was trying to think of the white men in the party that I think would be good VPs. Ted Lieu is ineligible, Gavin Newsom doesn't want the demotion, and yeah...I got nothing.

Ted Lieu would make a great replacement for Harris in the Senate.

For all of you stanning Duckworth, Abrams, or Rice, let's be clear: they're not in the running. This article is merely speculative punditry.

I like Ted, but my first guess to replace a Harris VP pick was Katie Porter.


I bow to your greater logic.
 
2020-06-30 2:47:52 PM  
1 vote:
Sry guys it wont be Duckworth. She knows biden is a farking coward that didnt go to Vietnam because asthma. So I'll vote jorgensen as a fark you.
 
2020-06-30 2:37:08 PM  
1 vote:

Subtonic: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: someonelse: It would be nice if the Biden campaign didn't focus group and overthink this to death. Biden, of all people, should know the importance of having good working chemistry with his veep. Hopefully the campaign is putting that consideration high on the list.

This is a good point. The press (and political junkies like us) spend an inordinate amount of time talking about the VP pick when most studies show it has very little effect on the outcome of an election. I think the two most important questions are (1) will she and Biden make a good team and (2) will she be ready to step up to the presidency if something happens to Biden during his term.

Biden has said he's going to nominate a woman of color, which is great. I think any of the women mentioned would make a fine choice.

Two points. 1. In modern electoral history, a VP pick doesn't help a whole lot, but can damn well sink a campaign (Palin). 2. Joe said woman, not necessarily a POC. He used the term 'adding diversity' which is no definite statement.


Amy Klobuchar effectively closed the door for non-POC women as veep. She said it's time for an African American woman to be picked.

And I agree. Every AAW I've met in my professional life have been outstanding, exceptionally capable people. When you meet 10s (in the professional sense) every once in a while, I consistently see 11s and 12s. It's like, Bang! job's done. Bam! made that happen.
 
2020-06-30 2:32:37 PM  
1 vote:

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: johnphantom: I hope he picks Rice. She is all business, and you can tell that easily.

Way too much baggage.


It's good kind of baggage. If you're talking about Susan Rice. If you're talking about Condi Rice, then that's bad baggage.
 
2020-06-30 1:41:15 PM  
1 vote:

ElwoodCuse: madgonad: ElwoodCuse: madgonad: We aren't going to give away a seat in the Senate for a VP

stop farking saying this. The Massachusetts legislature is a Dem supermajority and can require her replacement to be a Democrat.

See, that's how Republicans operate.

Can we try to be the Good Guys? At least for as long as we can?

are you farking kidding me?


Not at all. We can't have BOTH parties playing scorched earth. Someone has to be an adult.
 
2020-06-30 1:38:50 PM  
1 vote:

madgonad: ElwoodCuse: madgonad: We aren't going to give away a seat in the Senate for a VP

stop farking saying this. The Massachusetts legislature is a Dem supermajority and can require her replacement to be a Democrat.

See, that's how Republicans operate.

Can we try to be the Good Guys? At least for as long as we can?


are you farking kidding me?
 
2020-06-30 1:28:46 PM  
1 vote:

AsparagusFTW: The only logical choice.
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2020-06-30 1:04:29 PM  
1 vote:
Well he'd get the Mormon vote.
 
2020-06-30 12:50:59 PM  
1 vote:
One nice thing is reading through this list and realizing while I prefer some of them to others, *every* *single* *one* would be a good to great pick.

A lot of folks were whinging about how the Democrats had a weak bench, nobody to follow Obama, nobody who could inspire, etc.

Yeah, no.  Take that concern and shove it.

/And this middle aged white guy is happy to admit most of the best in the Democratic party right now are minority women.  I'm 100% ok with that.
 
2020-06-30 12:48:00 PM  
1 vote:

theteacher: Harris has a Black problem...as in she has prosecuted many POC. She is too far right for Biden. Biden needs to make sure that the Bernie Bros have someone they won't turn their noses up to and NOT vote.


How's that now?

Perception vs reality
 
2020-06-30 12:36:22 PM  
1 vote:
Warren .. And Harris as A. G.  .. Can't wait to see what she'd do to Barr ..
 
2020-06-30 12:33:02 PM  
1 vote:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Gubbo: Making his VP choice the 2024 front runner.

While I like Duckworth, she was born in Thailand to a Thai mother (and an American father).  And while that kind of foreign born/non-American parentage didn't seem to matter for Ted Cruz's political ambitions, the RWNJs had a field day with Obama being born in Hawai'i, which led to some Orange Shiatgibbon being elected president.

I don't know if I have a point other than, "I see where this would lead to."


She had ancestors that fought in the Revolutionary War. Anyone that wants to suggest she isn't American can promptly go fark themselves with a rocksalt dildo with alacrity.
 
2020-06-30 12:32:25 PM  
1 vote:
Typical DNC reading the room when 2 of your final 4 include a former cop and a former prosecutor.
 
2020-06-30 12:32:18 PM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: Biden/Warren 2020 is my personal choice, but I'll take Biden/ANY GODDAMNED SANE PERSON 2020, TBH.


I like Warren, which is why she should really be put somewhere powerful and useful like Secretary of Treasury, or really any of roughly half the cabinet positions.
VP needs to go to someone else to prep them for 2024, Warren needs to be given useful powerful leverage to use, right now.
 
2020-06-30 12:29:47 PM  
1 vote:
Warren seems to be prepared for every crisis in an intelligent, responsible way. She has a plan and doesnt seem to have any issues with adopting good ideas from other people. But I dont think she is best choice for this moment in time.

I would very much enjoy seeing Harris eviscerate Pence in debates and flame all those assholes in the Senate from her "President in waiting" perch, while Biden shakes hands and make white dudes in the rust belt feel ok about themselves.
 
2020-06-30 12:25:56 PM  
1 vote:

Gubbo: It's a big decision. You have to assume that, if he wins, Joe only serves one term. Making his VP choice the 2024 front runner.

So, who do you want that to be.

/my money is still on Abrams
//but far less confident than I was previously


I would even dare to say that whoever he picks as VP will be, in essence, acting PotUS during some time within his first term.
 
2020-06-30 12:23:04 PM  
1 vote:
Can never get my boot to stay up the way Vern does.  I'm a flop.
 
2020-06-30 12:20:13 PM  
1 vote:
I'm for Duckworth now, love to see her debate Pence.
 
2020-06-30 12:19:50 PM  
1 vote:

edmo: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Gubbo: Making his VP choice the 2024 front runner.

While I like Duckworth, she was born in Thailand to a Thai mother (and an American father).  And while that kind of foreign born/non-American parentage didn't seem to matter for Ted Cruz's political ambitions, the RWNJs had a field day with Obama being born in Hawai'i, which led to some Orange Shiatgibbon being elected president.

I don't know if I have a point other than, "I see where this would lead to."

She' s a US citizen by birth. Anybody trying to detract from that is doing the birther thing all over again and it's pure racism.


You say that like its a problem for the GOP and scared white men they reach out to.
 
2020-06-30 12:17:34 PM  
1 vote:
I'd crawl through broken glass if he picks Duckworth, Warren, or Sanders. Which means it probably won't happen. He'll focus group pick a black woman.
 
2020-06-30 12:16:13 PM  
1 vote:

ColonelCathcart: [assets.vogue.com image 850x582]

/Book it. Done.


Fark.  That's adorahot.
 
2020-06-30 12:13:43 PM  
1 vote:
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/Book it. Done.
 
2020-06-30 12:03:15 PM  
1 vote:
Democrat Voltron?
 
2020-06-30 12:02:42 PM  
1 vote:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: edmo: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Gubbo: Making his VP choice the 2024 front runner.

While I like Duckworth, she was born in Thailand to a Thai mother (and an American father).  And while that kind of foreign born/non-American parentage didn't seem to matter for Ted Cruz's political ambitions, the RWNJs had a field day with Obama being born in Hawai'i, which led to some Orange Shiatgibbon being elected president.

I don't know if I have a point other than, "I see where this would lead to."

She' s a US citizen by birth. Anybody trying to detract from that is doing the birther thing all over again and it's pure racism.

Are you putting any of that past the current GOP?  She ticks off the "All the People We Hate" boxes for them: foreign, woman, minority, Democrat, and, now surprisingly, military.


Oh, and handicapped.  I forgot that one.

She would just need to be a Lesbian Atheist and the sound of the right wing heads exploding would be heard on Mars.
 
2020-06-30 12:00:40 PM  
1 vote:

edmo: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Gubbo: Making his VP choice the 2024 front runner.

While I like Duckworth, she was born in Thailand to a Thai mother (and an American father).  And while that kind of foreign born/non-American parentage didn't seem to matter for Ted Cruz's political ambitions, the RWNJs had a field day with Obama being born in Hawai'i, which led to some Orange Shiatgibbon being elected president.

I don't know if I have a point other than, "I see where this would lead to."

She' s a US citizen by birth. Anybody trying to detract from that is doing the birther thing all over again and it's pure racism.


Are you putting any of that past the current GOP?  She ticks off the "All the People We Hate" boxes for them: foreign, woman, minority, Democrat, and, now surprisingly, military.
 
2020-06-30 11:56:07 AM  
1 vote:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Gubbo: Making his VP choice the 2024 front runner.

While I like Duckworth, she was born in Thailand to a Thai mother (and an American father).  And while that kind of foreign born/non-American parentage didn't seem to matter for Ted Cruz's political ambitions, the RWNJs had a field day with Obama being born in Hawai'i, which led to some Orange Shiatgibbon being elected president.

I don't know if I have a point other than, "I see where this would lead to."


She' s a US citizen by birth. Anybody trying to detract from that is doing the birther thing all over again and it's pure racism.
 
2020-06-30 11:35:06 AM  
1 vote:

Gubbo: Making his VP choice the 2024 front runner.


While I like Duckworth, she was born in Thailand to a Thai mother (and an American father).  And while that kind of foreign born/non-American parentage didn't seem to matter for Ted Cruz's political ambitions, the RWNJs had a field day with Obama being born in Hawai'i, which led to some Orange Shiatgibbon being elected president.

I don't know if I have a point other than, "I see where this would lead to."
 
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