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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:48 AM

 

I like the idea of a Biden/Whitmer ticket. Is that a possibility?

I am so impressed with her and we need to draw on our younger, talented Democrats.

What do you think?
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Reply I like the idea of a Biden/Whitmer ticket. Is that a possibility? (Original post)
CTyankee Mar 31 OP
Walleye Mar 31 #1
CTyankee Mar 31 #2
Walleye Mar 31 #3
Siwsan Mar 31 #4
DownriverDem Mar 31 #15
quickesst Mar 31 #5
bucolic_frolic Mar 31 #6
gab13by13 Mar 31 #7
bearsfootball516 Mar 31 #8
Dem4Life1102 Mar 31 #10
honest.abe Mar 31 #21
Dem4Life1102 Mar 31 #23
honest.abe Mar 31 #25
Dem4Life1102 Mar 31 #27
honest.abe Mar 31 #28
Dem4Life1102 Mar 31 #29
honest.abe Mar 31 #35
CTyankee Mar 31 #16
Sukee Mar 31 #9
Dem4Life1102 Mar 31 #11
volstork Mar 31 #12
PunkinPi Mar 31 #13
colsohlibgal Mar 31 #14
Indykatie Mar 31 #19
Indykatie Mar 31 #17
honest.abe Mar 31 #18
CTyankee Mar 31 #20
honest.abe Mar 31 #22
treestar Mar 31 #33
pinkstarburst Mar 31 #24
CTyankee Mar 31 #30
gibraltar72 Mar 31 #26
CTyankee Mar 31 #32
treestar Mar 31 #31
CTyankee Mar 31 #34
customerserviceguy Mar 31 #36
CTyankee Mar 31 #37
customerserviceguy Mar 31 #38

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:52 AM

1. I like her a lot. But I think the good people of Michigan need her now

 

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:55 AM

2. I know. What a trade-off...

 

but isn't it always this way? Good candidates aren't the ones sitting around, doing nothing. They're out there, being good public servants, helping, contributing.

Our party is lucky to have these wonderful people.
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Response to CTyankee (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:56 AM

3. True that

 

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:57 AM

4. Yes, we do.

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:21 AM

15. Love my Governor

 

We do need Governor Whitmer here now. Besides I want her to deliver Michigan for Biden.
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:04 AM

5. She seems to have the right credentials

 

There are several women that I would be okay with as long as it does not include any of the people who ran for the Democratic nomination. Some of the possibilities would include your suggestion, along with someone like Val Demings. There are several reasons why I have formed this opinion concerning the former candidates.


1. There are some candidates who I believe will bring little or nothing to his campaign.
2. There are several candidates that would better serve the country, and themselves by staying in the positions they now hold.
3. There are several candidates who would be ideal choices for key positions in a Biden Administration.
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:06 AM

6. One of the top 4 possible tickets

 

Perhaps a better choice to ignite the Rust Belt than the slightly better known Amy. But not having watched either for years, others are more expert on their politics, performance, electability.
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:07 AM

7. She is a future presidential candidate,

 

We shouldn't pick a VP from a swing state just because "she" resides in a swing state. I'm not saying that because Whitmer is a bad choice, she is an excellent choice. I say that because I have no problem with Joe picking someone from a deep blue state like California.
Kamala Harris is tough as nails and that's what we need right now. She will destroy Mike Pence in a debate, if we have a debate.
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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:12 AM

8. I feel the same way about Kamala.

 

I also don't think Michigan will be too much of a swing state this time around. I know Trump won it in 2016, but he won it by the skin of his teeth, and Joe is significantly more popular there than Hillary was.
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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:27 AM

10. Picking someone from a deep blue state

 

doesn't expand the electoral map. And just picking someone for the sake of one debate, which will be forgotten 2 days later, is not a smart strategy.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:27 AM

21. "picking someone for the sake of one debate, which will be forgotten 2 days"

 

Tell that to Ross Perot.
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Response to honest.abe (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:31 AM

23. He was never a serious contender

 

So irrelevant.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #23)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:36 AM

25. At one point Perot was leading presidential polls in both Texas and California.

 

By May, Perot was leading presidential polls in both Texas and California. The Bush and Clinton campaigns became concerned about a candidacy, and publicly wondered if Perot could continue to "play by his own rules".[39] They attempted to downgrade Perot from his "folk hero status"[39] to that of a politician, by highlighting his "alleged character flaws".[39]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Perot_1992_presidential_campaign

He starting losing credibility with some of his crazy comments and odd background then the VP debate with Admiral Stockdale finished him off. Even so he ended up 19% of the vote. He was a serious contender.
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Response to honest.abe (Reply #25)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:49 AM

27. He was out of contention long before the debates

 

And if VP debates mattered Dukakis would have won.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #27)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:52 AM

28. It will matter if the election is close which very well could be the case.

 

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:07 PM

29. What will matter more is

 

if the VP nominee can help flip a swing or energize a demographic and/or constituency. No presidential election has ever turned based on the VP debate.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:16 PM

35. Agreed.

 

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:22 AM

16. Yeah, that's a possibility, no debate. Then her strengths will not be on display so we won't have

 

that going for us. But Pence is such a slug it's hard to even look at him, much less vote for a ticket he's on...
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:15 AM

9. Appeal.......he must appeal.........

 

Biden must maintain the African-American vote and the only way to do that is to pick an African-American VP, preferably a woman. My community will see the 'same ole, same ole' if he selects a white male or even a white woman. It must be either a Latino or an African-America to hold our vote.
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Response to Sukee (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:29 AM

11. I've heard that from many African American friends

 

In fact, some have the attitude that they delivered the nomination to Biden so he owes it to them.
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Response to Sukee (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:31 AM

12. This is why I think Harris will be his choice.

 

She is from a state with a Dem governor who would nominate a Dem replacement for her in the Senate, keeping that seat in our column.
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:34 AM

13. I like her, but doesn't seem like a possibility...

 

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been mentioned as a potential running mate for the Democratic presidential nominee but Monday again tamped down such speculation.

Whitmer praised former Vice President Joe Biden for committing to pick a woman to be his running mate, but "it's not going to be me," she told MSNBC.

"I think it's important that he has a woman running mate, to be honest. I think that there are a lot of phenomenal potential running mates for him," said Whitmer, who endorsed Biden this month and serves as a co-chair of his national campaign.

"I'm going to help him vet and make sure he's got a great running mate. It is not going to be me," she added with a smile. "But I'm going to have a hand in helping make sure that that he has got the rounded out ticket that can win.Ē

Source --> https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/16/whitmer-biden-pledge-female-vice-president-pick-not-me/5058449002/


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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:16 AM

14. One Big Thing In Her Favor

 

Better a Governor than a Senator. We donít want to maybe enable the Trump party to pick up a Senator. Because if we donít hold the Senate it lessens our ability to make the changes we need to make.
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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:26 AM

19. Kamala is Probably a Top 3 VP Candidate and Wouldn't Cost Us A Senate Seat

 

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:23 AM

17. I Think Harris and Whitmer are The Only 2 Choices That Can Generate Increased Enthusiasm

 

Having any qualified woman is exciting but either of those 2 brings some extra juice!!!
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:25 AM

18. I suspect she is on Biden's very short list.

 

Michigan is critical to winning in Nov. Whitmer would almost guarantee a win there plus help with other nearby battleground states. Seems like a winner to me.

I also think Harris would be a great choice for somewhat other reasons.
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Response to honest.abe (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:27 AM

20. I think Harris for Attorney General. She would be tough as nails on the bad guys...

 

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:29 AM

22. Yep.. if not VP, then AG for sure.

 

She is clearly one tough extremely smart lady.
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Response to honest.abe (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:11 PM

33. That's a good reason.

 

If people vote because someone is from their state, then we need a swing state candidate.

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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:09 PM

30. a very good point and a real dilemma. We want a good governor but a good one really governs

 

and how can she do it and campaign effectively? That is TBD.
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:41 AM

26. Keep your shithooks off my Governor.

 

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #26)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:10 PM

32. shithooks? That's not nice.

 

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:10 PM

31. Look at every possible person

 

Rather than those who coincidentally get the spotlight. Them too, but not just them.
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Response to treestar (Reply #31)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:11 PM

34. Yep. We sure do have a lot of talent!

 

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:08 PM

36. The ticket needs racial balance

 

We need to appeal to people who might not relate to someone who looks like a mom from an upper-middle class white neighborhood.
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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #36)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:34 PM

37. My husband and I both love Staci Abrahm. She is perfect in so many ways.

 

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #37)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:40 PM

38. She looks like the best pick at this point

 

Her only disadvantage is that she hasn't won a statewide race nor a Congressional district yet.
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