OT: who will be Hillary's running mate?

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Submitted by no_such_reality on March 15, 2016 - 7:01pm

The math is becoming inevitable in favor of Hillary winning the democrat nomination.

Who will be her running mate?

She and Bernienhave been playing nice all campaign long and she could use the youth energy behind Bernie,

Is there some other rising star that will want eight years as VP? Is Biden an option? It is an eight year gig, if Hillary doesn't win reelection (if elected), the VPs future shot gets severely damaged.

Thoughts? Who's going to run on the ticket with Hillary?

Submitted by zk on March 15, 2016 - 7:47pm.

My prediction is still:

I'm thinking it will be the safest possible person. A white man, for sure. Someone experienced. Someone who doesn't make a lot of gaffes. Sort of a democrat version of Mitt Romney.

Maybe an Evan Bayh type. He's "president-shaped," as Stephen Colbert hilariously called Mitt Romney.

Submitted by ltsddd on March 15, 2016 - 8:16pm.

How about Bill?

Submitted by moneymaker on March 15, 2016 - 8:19pm.

If a female, who would it be?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 15, 2016 - 8:20pm.

Sarah Palin

Submitted by FlyerInHi on March 16, 2016 - 11:01pm.

zk wrote:
My prediction is still:

I'm thinking it will be the safest possible person. A white man, for sure. Someone experienced. Someone who doesn't make a lot of gaffes. Sort of a democrat version of Mitt Romney.

Maybe an Evan Bayh type. He's "president-shaped," as Stephen Colbert hilariously called Mitt Romney.

Yes. She needs a gregarious, telegenic Latino.
It would be Brian Sandoval, if he were democrat

I'd like Elizabeth Warren. Hillary should take the risk and make double history.

Submitted by Coronita on March 15, 2016 - 8:57pm.

colonel powell

Submitted by paramount on March 15, 2016 - 9:04pm.

By running mate, do you mean who will be running from the prison with her?

Like her cell mate?

Submitted by ltsddd on March 15, 2016 - 9:13pm.

flu wrote:
colonel powell

when did he get demoted? Powell is an excellent choice, though.

Submitted by Coronita on March 15, 2016 - 9:40pm.

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Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on March 15, 2016 - 9:44pm.

Swiftboating attempts are unlikely to work against Hillary! People know her so well that any rumor, whisper campaign or speculation about her is unlikely to change their opinion of her for better or worse..

Talking policy is much better strategy. But wait what are policy positions of Trump/Cruz again ?

Submitted by ltsddd on March 15, 2016 - 9:44pm.

enron_by_the_sea wrote:
Talking policy is much better strategy. But wait what are policy positions of Trump/Cruz again ?

trump: I am rich. I am self funded. I know how to make deals.

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on March 15, 2016 - 9:49pm.

If I were a Trump supporter, I will worry that his first deal after the election would be to sell me out ..

Submitted by paramount on March 15, 2016 - 10:14pm.

This is actually a really important question since one of the 1st acts by congress will be to impeach.

Submitted by livinincali on March 16, 2016 - 6:34am.

enron_by_the_sea wrote:
If I were a Trump supporter, I will worry that his first deal after the election would be to sell me out ..

Trump might sell me out. I know Hillary will.

As for a running mate probably someone moderate and safe that's well known in a purple state. Maybe governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado or Tom Wolf of Pennslyvania. I can't think of a household name unless you go with somebody like Bloomberg but he's gone from democrat to republican to independent so that would probably piss off the democratic party.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on March 16, 2016 - 9:20am.

livinincali wrote:

Trump might sell me out. I know Hillary will.

Let's see how the sell out might work.

Hillary is striking a populist tone. But she might be more centrist and support Wall Street and the corporations. In this respect, the right has nothing to fear.

How would a Trump sell out of his base look like? Not pretty.

Submitted by an on March 16, 2016 - 9:32am.

Would be awesome if Hillary pick Bloomberg as VP. He would nullify Trump's big wealth's variable by saying, say, I have many more Billions than he does and we'll self fund our campaign too. LoL.

Submitted by afx114 on March 16, 2016 - 1:58pm.

Barack Hussein Obama

Submitted by poorgradstudent on March 16, 2016 - 5:59pm.

Ideally she'd want a non-white male from a swing state. The Republicans are unlikely to try to hit Hillary on inexperience (especially if they run Trump) so she's probably going to either want someone who seems young and fresh and non-white, or maybe go with a Safe White Male.

Unfortunately, the Democratic bench is actually rather thin these days. Not a lot of Blue governors outside of places like California (and she's not going to pick Moonbeam, even if he wanted the job).

Julian Castro and Tim Kaine seem like reasonable picks.

Submitted by zk on March 16, 2016 - 7:15pm.

poorgradstudent wrote:
Ideally she'd want a non-white male from a swing state. The Republicans are unlikely to try to hit Hillary on inexperience (especially if they run Trump) so she's probably going to either want someone who seems young and fresh and non-white, or maybe go with a Safe White Male.

Unfortunately, the Democratic bench is actually rather thin these days. Not a lot of Blue governors outside of places like California (and she's not going to pick Moonbeam, even if he wanted the job).

Julian Castro and Tim Kaine seem like reasonable picks.

Interesting points, but why would she want a non-white male? I guess maybe to energize voters of whatever race her running mate was and to appeal to progressives in general. But it seems to me she needs to appeal to purple voters more than she needs to energize the base. I could be wrong about that, but it seems the election will be won or lost in states like Ohio and Florida. Some purple voters might be averse to an all non-white-male ticket. Not out loud, of course. But averse nonetheless.

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on March 16, 2016 - 8:53pm.

poorgradstudent wrote:

Julian Castro and Tim Kaine seem like reasonable picks.

I think it will be Sen. Sherrod Brown. He will help with Bernie's voters and it doesn't hurt that he is from Ohio!

Submitted by SK in CV on March 16, 2016 - 8:55pm.

enron_by_the_sea wrote:
poorgradstudent wrote:

Julian Castro and Tim Kaine seem like reasonable picks.

I think it will be Sen. Sherrod Brown. He will help with Bernie's voters and it doesn't hurt that he is from Ohio!

That would be a great choice. I'd hate to lose him in the Senate.

Submitted by moneymaker on March 16, 2016 - 9:40pm.

Could Hilary pick Nancy Pelosi as a running mate?

Submitted by SK in CV on March 16, 2016 - 10:15pm.

moneymaker wrote:
Could Hilary pick Nancy Pelosi as a running mate?

She could. She won't. Pelosi is 75 years old. No upside. She adds absolutely nothing to the ticket.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on March 16, 2016 - 11:00pm.

Tim Kaine speaks Spanish, but as an occasional Univision viewer, I don't think that he has a following among Hispanics.

White establishment people might think he has a Hispanic appeal, but I doubt he does.

Submitted by joec on March 17, 2016 - 7:19pm.

I think it's impossible for Hillary to pick Bloomberg. The $30+ billionaire who has done tons more than Hillary isn't going to want to play second fiddle to anyone.

He has been major of NY himself and thought about running his own campaign if it was left to Bernie and Trump...

It's sad (to me) to see Hillary get the nod, I'd rather see Kasich win the republican nod and beat Hillary...

I think if they pulled that at the convention, all the Trump voters will probably just stay home, but who knows.

Good thing whoever wins, my life will probably change very little (even Trump) I'd assume so at the end of the day, all this politico talk is fun, but most likely will have nearly no impact on our lives (especially Hillary...continued special interest and money politics).

What I and some others have mentioned on news outlets I've seen is why does Hillary have this insane need to grab so much money? She doesn't really need it as much now and it makes her look like she is continuous bought.

Submitted by La Jolla Renter on March 17, 2016 - 9:47pm.

joec wrote:

What I and some others have mentioned on news outlets I've seen is why does Hillary have this insane need to grab so much money? She doesn't really need it as much now and it makes her look like she is continuous bought.

For the life of me, I can't figure out why this does not bother the left even the slightest. She is 100% bought. Corporate America is not paying the Clinton's a couple hundred million dollars because they give good speeches. It is hard to claim your a servant to the people from your $50k a week Hampton vacation rental. etc. etc. etc.

But back to the question at hand... and to stay on par with this vaudeville election.

Michelle Obama.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on March 18, 2016 - 9:05am.

La Jolla Renter wrote:
joec wrote:

What I and some others have mentioned on news outlets I've seen is why does Hillary have this insane need to grab so much money? She doesn't really need it as much now and it makes her look like she is continuous bought.

For the life of me, I can't figure out why this does not bother the left even the slightest. She is 100% bought. Corporate America is not paying the Clinton's a couple hundred million dollars because they give good speeches. It is hard to claim your a servant to the people from your $50k a week Hampton vacation rental. etc. etc. etc.

If Clinton is bought by corporations, establishment Republicans should love her. They should love HillaryCare.

Could it be jealousy on the part of right that a progressive is rich? Because, you know, people who understand business better should be richer.

Submitted by SK in CV on March 18, 2016 - 10:25am.

La Jolla Renter wrote:
For the life of me, I can't figure out why this does not bother the left even the slightest. She is 100% bought. Corporate America is not paying the Clinton's a couple hundred million dollars because they give good speeches. It is hard to claim your a servant to the people from your $50k a week Hampton vacation rental. etc. etc. etc.

Your comment begs the question. But the left, nonetheless, is bothered by Clinton's relationship with Wall St. And lest the two be confused, it is Wall St., not corporate America, that has the relationship with Clinton. Wall St is that giant machine that sucks a trillion dollars a year out of the economy, while providing absolutely no useful service. Bernie Sanders is proof that the left is bothered by that relationship.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on March 18, 2016 - 11:51am.

To be fair to Hillary, she's right that Obama took Wall Street contributions and still signed Dodd-Frank, and still called them fatcats.

The right reviles Dodd-Frank and they mention it a lot at their rallies.

Except for a general idea of what Dodd-Frank is, I don't even fully understand it because complex financial regulations are above my pay grade.

Either the people who cheer on the floor of Republican rallies, when Dodd-Frank is mentioned as government tyranny, are Wall Street traders, or they are the clueless ones who are dominated by their masters.

Submitted by poorgradstudent on March 21, 2016 - 9:43am.

La Jolla Renter wrote:
joec wrote:

What I and some others have mentioned on news outlets I've seen is why does Hillary have this insane need to grab so much money? She doesn't really need it as much now and it makes her look like she is continuous bought.

For the life of me, I can't figure out why this does not bother the left even the slightest. She is 100% bought. Corporate America is not paying the Clinton's a couple hundred million dollars because they give good speeches. It is hard to claim your a servant to the people from your $50k a week Hampton vacation rental. etc. etc. etc.

But back to the question at hand... and to stay on par with this vaudeville election.

Michelle Obama.

It actually does bother the Far Left. The people it bothers most are Bernie supporters.

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