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Featured Will Joe Biden cave?

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by civilwarbuff, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. civilwarbuff

    civilwarbuff Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Black male leaders warn Biden ‘will lose’ election if he doesn't name Black female running mate
    A group of over 100 Black male leaders is declaring that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “has” to name a Black woman as his running mate.

    In a letter made public on Monday, the signatories warned the former vice president that “failing to select a Black woman in 2020 means you will lose the election.”

    Will Joe cave to the demands made in the letter?....has he already caved even before the letter?.....Or will we be able to tell the difference?
     
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  2. Hank77

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    As far as I know, all the women on his list are black except for one.
    He's been seeking out black women since the beginning so I don't think it will be a matter of caving in.
     
  3. civilwarbuff

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    So do you think he already caved or was/is it simply pandering for the black vote?
     
  4. Albion

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    I'm going to guess it's "yes."

    He was foolish enough to promise, without literally promising, to name a black woman, and he would be severely criticized if he did not follow through now.

    I just don't think he can take that risk, especially because there does not appear to be a problem finding a black woman to run with. A number of those who have been named would be terrible choices, it's true, but there still are others that would not be damaging to his candidacy.
     
  5. Hank77

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    I don't think it's either one. I think he's doing what he thinks is the right thing to do for the nation.
     
  6. mindlight

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    Susan Rice is a heavyweight candidate in her own right regardless of her colour. She does not have a chip on her shoulder about her main selling point like Hilary Clinton did about being a woman. She carries the usual LGBT baggage of Democrats and could be a force for evil in that respect but on other issues she seems to be someone who could rebuild Americas networks and friendships after the Trump years. But faith does not seem to be anything like a priority in her life. But that is a problem throughout the Democrat party. She might be the best of a bad bunch.
     
  7. OldWiseGuy

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    He's between a rock and a hard place. If he selects a black woman he will lose a lot of white votes, and the election.
     
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  8. Der Alte

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    Maybe he will compromise and select a Hispanic, Asian or other.
     
  9. civilwarbuff

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    By ruling out as VP more than 80% of the population from consideration? How is that the right thing to do for the country?
     
  10. OldWiseGuy

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    The clear choice is Margaret Warren.
     
  11. civilwarbuff

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    I mostly agree but she has an issue with not being able to hold her tongue (a big argument people have about Trump) and being very foul mouthed and insulting to others (again not unlike Trump).
     
  12. PloverWing

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    You may be right about losing white votes. I'm trying to decide how awful that is. To some extent, the kind of people who would never vote for a black person or a woman were probably in Trump's camp already. Do you see that kind of attitude in the independent swing voters as well?
     
  13. Elisha McFarland

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    I honestly can't think of a worse choice for PRESIDENT, so his running mate doesn't matter. I mean, the man literally has mental issues...
    But anyway, we're still called to pray for him, and I hope he makes a wise decision regardless.
     
  14. civilwarbuff

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    That is not necessarily true. Joe keeps moving further to the left and in doing so is alienating longtime centrist democrats. While they may not vote for Trump they may not vote for Biden either. He seems to be playing a dangerous game hoping he can capture more than he loses.
    Joe Biden: A 'centrist' moves further left
     
  15. OldWiseGuy

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    I think the independent voters are among the most likely to not favor a black VP. Most mainstream Dem voters will vote for Biden regardless of his pick.
     
  16. .Mikha'el.

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    That notion is ridiculous. A VP choice hasn't swayed the outcome of an election in decades.
     
  17. PloverWing

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    The question, though, isn't whether he'll lose votes for being too far left. The question is whether he'll lose votes if he selects a black woman as a running mate.
     
  18. PloverWing

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    I hope you're wrong, but maybe you're right. We'll see in November, I guess.

    I agree with you here.
     
  19. Tra Phull

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    I was thinking Joe could get an Extraterrestial as running mate, but u gotta be a natural born citizen.
     
  20. PloverWing

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    It might be a tiebreaker for some people. I was undecided between Obama and McCain in 2008 until McCain chose Palin as a running mate.

    Of course, that was a race between a moderate Democrat and a moderate Republican. This year is different; there probably aren't that many people who are undecided about Trump.
     
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