14
   

Who Will Hillary Pick for Veep?

 
 
snood
 
Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 05:19 pm
The latest person I heard suggested is Tim Kaine - current Senate candidate, former Governor of Virginia. He's always been a strong Hillary backer, and he seems to fit if she picks a sort of 'second banana' type.

I'd like her to pick Cory Booket. I think he'd be a strong, solid second voice for her, He's a savvy former Inner-city Mayor and now a Senator so he's no newbie to rough and tumble politics. I like how he handles the limelight, and I think he's a 'doer'.

Of course the dream of all progressives (except those still fuming because she didn't endorse Bernie) would be Elizabeth Warren. God, what a hell of a thing that would be - not only the first woman, but a TWO woman ticket, with the second being the Lioness of the Senate.

Julian Castro would be good.

The other names I've heard seem to me to be lesser choices. Who do y'all think she either will, or should choose?
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Question • Score: 14 • Views: 5,977 • Replies: 121

 
sozobe
 
  1  
Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 06:10 pm
@snood,
Jamelle Bouie has been pushing hard for Kaine, I'm still kind of eh but I may come around as I agree with him on many other elements of this (such as the importance of keeping major players like Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown in the senate, and the idea that any VP pick doesn't move the needle that much).

Kinda like Julian Castro of the other conventional wisdom picks out there.

I don't think it's going to be Cory Booker, even though I like him.

I haven't come up with any non-conventional-wisdom picks that I think would be good choices. Mark Dayton isn't going to want to leave MN I don't think. He's also too old -- need someone young and vigorous in the VP slot. Everyone else I can think of is in the senate and should stay there.
0 Replies
 
Robert Gentel
 
  2  
Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 06:14 pm
@snood,
I think Elizabeth Warren would turn it down, she has said she can do more from where she is than as VP, and that is definitely true.
ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 06:29 pm
@Robert Gentel,
I am sort of doubting she will pick someone with the name Hichenlooper, but who knows?
snood
 
  2  
Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 06:31 pm
@ossobuco,
What means it, this Hichenlooper?
Robert Gentel
 
  1  
Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 06:35 pm
@snood,
Here is an interesting interactive infographic on some options for VP:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/vice-presidential-candidate-finder/democratic/
ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 06:37 pm
@snood,
He's a governor of a state somewhere around here, Colorado. Far as I know he is way popular, but don't trust me, I don't read all that. I think Dys liked him, but also don't trust me on that.
0 Replies
 
ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 06:43 pm
@snood,
More -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hickenlooper
0 Replies
 
sozobe
 
  1  
Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 06:50 pm
@Robert Gentel,
That reminds me of Al Franken! I want him in the senate but he's not really a heavy hitter yet. And IMAGINE him against Trump!!
ehBeth
 
  2  
Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 07:00 pm
Hickenlooper, or someone matching his general outline - westish, youngerish - is still my pick.
0 Replies
 
snood
 
  2  
Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 07:05 pm
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:

That reminds me of Al Franken! I want him in the senate but he's not really a heavy hitter yet. And IMAGINE him against Trump!!

Yeah, Franken has got the mocking technique down pat, but he's not mean enough. Look at his debates with that Blowhard Bill O'Reilly. Franken had all the right words, but O'Reilly just blustered over it. (I can't wait for Obama and Warren to start tag-teaming the orange buffoon).
Robert Gentel
 
  3  
Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 07:07 pm
@sozobe,
You are reading my mind, I've been enticed by that possibility for a while and he would be a perfect counter to Trump, wittier and funny. Would be able to do to Trump what few others can.
0 Replies
 
sozobe
 
  2  
Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2016 09:25 pm
@snood,
snood wrote:
(I can't wait for Obama and Warren to start tag-teaming the orange buffoon).


Yep, no matter who ends up as VP that will be fun.
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2016 05:51 am
Boris Johnson. He's still an American citizen as far as I know, and it would improve British politics by getting rid of him.
0 Replies
 
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2016 09:43 am
@sozobe,
How about Republican Senator from Maine, Olympia Snowe?

Lloyd Blankfein, if she wants to blow everyones' minds.
engineer
 
  2  
Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2016 09:49 am
@tsarstepan,
Selecting a Republican, even a moderate like Snowe, would be a slap in the face to all the Sanders voters showing an appetite for a more leftward campaign.
0 Replies
 
snood
 
  1  
Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2016 09:53 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

How about Republican Senator from Maine, Olympia Snowe?

Lloyd Blankfein, if she wants to blow everyones' minds.

I'm assuming those were serious suggestions.
The point of selecting someone would be to choose someone who would help her standing and agree with her agenda.
Hillary detractors might say a Republican or a Goldman-Sachs CEO would agree with Hillary, but they wouldn't exactly help her standing with her base, or attract Bernie voters.
revelette2
 
  1  
Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2016 10:10 am
She really doesn't seem to close to picking one unless she is being very closed mouth. She gave a good interview this morning on CNN.

Hillary Clinton begins vice presidential search
0 Replies
 
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2016 10:59 am
@snood,
Lloyd Blankfein is obviously not a serious suggestion, hence the remainder of the sentence.

But Olympia Snowe (since you don't apparently know her) is one of the most distinguished moderate Republicans who doesn't follow lock step with her party when it comes to her moderate social principals. She lets her party know her side. I suggested her because she might be a consensus candidate to bring in the #NeverTrump movement as well as apathetic Democrats who don't like either Bernie or Hillary. As for Bernie supporters? I'm one. She doesn't have a politically offensive bone in her body. For the most militant Bernie supporters? I doubt any VP choice will bring them over to vote for Clinton.
snood
 
  1  
Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2016 07:21 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

Lloyd Blankfein is obviously not a serious suggestion, hence the remainder of the sentence.

But Olympia Snowe (since you don't apparently know her) is one of the most distinguished moderate Republicans who doesn't follow lock step with her party when it comes to her moderate social principals. She lets her party know her side. I suggested her because she might be a consensus candidate to bring in the #NeverTrump movement as well as apathetic Democrats who don't like either Bernie or Hillary. As for Bernie supporters? I'm one. She doesn't have a politically offensive bone in her body. For the most militant Bernie supporters? I doubt any VP choice will bring them over to vote for Clinton.

I don't know what you saw as making it "apparent" that I don't know who Olympia Snowe is, but I do know who she is. My point is that it wouldn't matter to anyone but the real wonky people that she is a more moderate Republican - in today's climate, with as much distrust extant of Hillary as there is... all most people would see is that Hillary couldn't wait to veer right and appease Republicans. Not a good idea, in my opinion.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

The Joe Biden Thread - Discussion by edgarblythe
Sarah Palin running in 2016 - Discussion by cicerone imposter
Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher dies at 60 - Discussion by maporsche
Best of 2016?* - Discussion by tsarstepan
Koch Brothers - Question by gollum
Movie attendance for 2016.... - Discussion by tsarstepan
Trump said, "most people don't deserve respect." - Question by cicerone imposter
A2K Fantasy Football 2016 - Discussion by Cycloptichorn
 
  1. Forums
  2. » Who Will Hillary Pick for Veep?
Copyright © 2019 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 10/15/2019 at 01:02:23