2020 Election Thread (formerly: 2020 Presidential Candidates Thread) (Part 1)

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She’s always been Biden’s most probable pick: a younger woman of colour who’s also a centrist with a law-and-order prosecutorial background. So basically an establishment ticket that’s not going to inspire new progressive voters to come out to the polls but that will do well with the insider blocs.

Meanwhile, Biff’s campaign is already working on its Electoral College strategy (the same broken EC that Clinton’s 2016 campaign forgot to take into account).

[Note to Biden campaign: this does not mean “ignore Michigan, we got it locked!”]

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I had to maginify that list of his notes, and wow, I am just trying to imagine Trump having those points on his notes: Department of Justice, the people’s lawyer not the President’s lawer, tell the truth, listen to scientists, take responsibility…

… Still trying…

… nope, can’t manage it.

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Generally these analyses miss that while dem voters approve of M4A in general, they still prefer the public option when offered the choice between the two. Similarly for Marijuana legalisation vs decriminalisation.

So tweets like that are kinda deceptive. The DNC votes are on replacing the existing bit of the platform with a different one, not on overall support for whatever.

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It’s the least inspiring choice, so naturally it’s #1 for Biden.

I just wish this old post of mine wasn’t sounding quite so familiar right now:

relevant snippet:

All that needs to happen now is for the Democrats to oblige him by nominating another “safe” centrist neoliberal who will has pre-emptively given up on giving people anything to hope for.- who won’t inspire legions of activists , who won’t give non-voters the belief that change is possible, and who won’t offer anything other than “not being Trump”. If they really want to help him, they’ll finish it off by adopting a veneer of performative wokeness, that will enable the tiny fingered orange to play the entire campaign on his own turf of embittered exclusionary white identity.

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Seems like jumping the gun to say this implies Biden is picking Harris. The points relate to neutralising Dodd’s comments which appear to rule Harris out.

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I wonder if Biden is thinking of Harris as a possible AG pick? The points about her are before the notes about the DOJ.

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I hope that’s the case. Tapping her as AG instead of VP would be a better position for her and a better choice for the campaign. We’ll find out in the next week or so.

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I agree. She was way too chummy with cops when she was a prosecutor, which is par for the course with all prosecutors (let’s hope this changes). However, given what we have now, she would be far better. (Sigh)

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I’m hoping special prosecutor to investigate his predecessor.

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If it’s not veep I’d guess Supreme Court. I think he’s stated that he would like to appoint a black woman. And as a former AG, she has the cred. As a Senator- she’s part of the club and would get more deference.

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to me the idea of appointing a supreme court judge who isn’t a judge seems super weird. Is that something that happens in the US?

(This isn’t criticism of the idea, just surprise. I know there are no rules in the US and that if RGB dies before January the senate will rush through Eric Trump’s confirmation within hours.)

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This may very well explain his tweet this morning. :roll_eyes:

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It does. Some of the most famous and well-regarded Justices in the modern age never even graduated from law school.

https://www.quora.com/Are-there-any-Supreme-Court-justices-that-werent-lawyers

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Yes. He knows most of us are cats, and that he’s holding a laser pointer.

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hurrah, another obama legacy overturned

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