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Music Man

(1,345 posts)
60. She certainly is a good fit on paper.
Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:37 AM
Mar 2020

A black woman, experience in state and federal government, and young. Some have pointed out that we already have California locked up, but the benefit to her selection would be that her Senate replacement would most certainly be a Democrat. It's one fewer thing to worry about. Actually, I don't think winning a state has the same pull in VP selections as we might think. In this age of mass media, I think it's more about the personality of the person and if they bring enough to the ticket to help the overall narrative. Obama selected Biden in 2008, but not because he wanted to secure Delaware. Clinton and Gore were from the same region. Dick Cheney was from Wyoming of all places. Having the right person is the final court of appeal.

Also, given that Biden and Harris specifically had a spat early in the campaign, a Biden-Harris ticket would speak to the ability to forge partnerships and not take things personally, working instead for a greater good.

I will say that Harris is not a particularly warm personality. She's smart, tough, and experienced, but she comes off... well... like a prosecutor (in the worst sense). I know that some will say, "That's just what we need to go up against Mike Pence!" But there are reasons candidates do poorly and drop out of primaries. If she's going to be on a national ticket, she has to be effective. Otherwise, picking her is just political masturbation.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
Excellent tweet from Jon Cooper: [View all] Kingofalldems Feb 2020 OP
Count me in! MontanaMama Feb 2020 #1
How long do I have to keep my hand in the air ? Haggis for Breakfast Feb 2020 #58
+1! honest.abe Feb 2020 #2
Here for it! K&R PunkinPi Feb 2020 #3
We need a VP candidate that can take on Pence in a credible way. Renew Deal Feb 2020 #4
Our cat "could take on Pence in a credible way." rzemanfl Feb 2020 #7
Your cat would have him with just one question. sarge43 Feb 2020 #19
Naps are definitely allowed. Pence has been sleepwalking for 3 years. hay rick Feb 2020 #20
I doubt that there will be debates grantcart Mar 2020 #61
And then president Harris is 4 years! docgee Feb 2020 #5
Indeed. Harris was my first choice. paleotn Feb 2020 #6
I would enthusiastically support that ticket griffi94 Feb 2020 #8
Perfection Native Feb 2020 #9
Kamala was my first choice. LeftofObama Feb 2020 #10
That would suit me just fine! Glorfindel Feb 2020 #11
No problem there. warmfeet Feb 2020 #12
Sounds intriguing to me. calimary Feb 2020 #13
Yes, that combo absolutely would! MoonRiver Feb 2020 #14
Sounds good to me n/t dajoki Feb 2020 #15
I'll vote early and often! n/t chimpymustgo Feb 2020 #16
I would very much like to see Harris on the ticket. Mister Ed Feb 2020 #17
Hear, hear! nt pazzyanne Feb 2020 #18
Only on days that end with a y. tavernier Feb 2020 #21
I could live with that...nt Wounded Bear Feb 2020 #22
K&R n/t Kitchari Feb 2020 #23
Harris was my first choice. This is the Golden Ticket. NBachers Feb 2020 #24
Biden-Warren or Warren-Biden would be a 1-2 punch against tRump-Pence. Harris would be good too. Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2020 #25
+ 1 musette_sf Feb 2020 #26
I wish Biden would do this BEFORE super Tuesday: Announce Kamala as his Squinch Feb 2020 #27
... SunSeeker Feb 2020 #28
Oh heck yea onetexan Feb 2020 #29
I've been torn for a while on this. WinstonSmith4740 Feb 2020 #30
This is a good match up, I think. abakan Feb 2020 #31
i was hoping for Biden and Booker but will take this any day! demigoddess Feb 2020 #32
Harris is awesome. I was bummed to see her drop out. ramen Feb 2020 #33
How about Bernie and Kamila... dominic savio Feb 2020 #34
Sanders plans are unattainable. There will be no change, Sanders does not compromise, so success LizBeth Feb 2020 #35
Because he may be the nominee? nt ramen Feb 2020 #44
So may others who are more qualified. (nt) ehrnst Mar 2020 #59
I would love this ticket Gothmog Feb 2020 #36
that would be beautiful!! subana Feb 2020 #37
I called it 1 1/2 years ago! BigmanPigman Feb 2020 #38
Yes Catch2.2 Feb 2020 #39
.. Cha Feb 2020 #40
Yep! 40RatRod Feb 2020 #41
I would vote for a Biden/Harris ticket in 2020 Tacan Feb 2020 #42
I think Biden/Warren would better unite the party. n/t SleeplessinSoCal Feb 2020 #43
Me, too, but on the narrow question asked, I raise my hand. ;) Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2020 #45
I do too nt renate Feb 2020 #47
Winner winner winner. bottomofthehill Feb 2020 #46
Substitute Warren for Harris budkin Feb 2020 #48
Harris was my original choice for prez, but I'd love either for VP. deurbano Feb 2020 #55
ticket pamdb Feb 2020 #49
Kick for new pic in OP. Kingofalldems Feb 2020 #50
I love Harris! Politicub Feb 2020 #51
Dream team C_U_L8R Feb 2020 #52
Yes for Biden - Harris! CatMor Feb 2020 #53
I like it! SilasSouleII Feb 2020 #54
KR NT ProudProgressiveNow Feb 2020 #56
Hah! Don't know how to look at past posts. GulfCoast66 Feb 2020 #57
She certainly is a good fit on paper. Music Man Mar 2020 #60
I've been saying for two years now that this is the ticket. RedSpartan Mar 2020 #62
Oh I'm here for it! Fuck yes! Every day of the week..l SKKY Mar 2020 #63
Another K&R, #Biden/Harris2020 PunkinPi Mar 2020 #64
Heck yeaaa!!! Count me in for that! Vivienne235729 Mar 2020 #65
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