In this moment of national peril, should Joe Biden consider forming a unity ticket with a conservative of another party?

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In this moment of national peril, should Joe Biden consider forming a unity ticket with a conservative of another party?

Post by jserraglio » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:12 am

In this moment of national peril, should Joe Biden, if he becomes the Dem nominee, think creatively, reach out and try forming a coalition with a conservative VP from another party to defeat Trump? If so, whom?

Here are some candidates in my order of preference. All Republicans unless otherwise indicated. Nikki Haley presents interesting possibilities in that she could well be Trump's choice should he decide to replace Pence on the ticket. But I could see any of these making the argument that Trump has performed so poorly and erratically in the critical functions of governing (national security, finance, public health and welfare, etc.) that he does not deserve reelection.

I cannot think of any Democrat better positioned to reach across party lines than Joe Biden. At a minimum, he should announce he intends to appoint a bipartisan cabinet if elected. Possibilities include Haley at State, Corker at Defense, Comey as AG, etc.

Nikki Haley
Bob Corker
James Comey (Independent)

Kenneth Blackwell
Mitt Romney

John Kasich
Lisa Murkowski
Jeb Bush
Jeff Flake
John Bolton
Ted Cruz
Mike Bloomberg [D, R and I]

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Re: In this moment of national peril, should Joe Biden consider forming a unity ticket with a conservative of another pa

Post by Belle » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:44 am

This is madness. Biden has incipient dementia and he'll be eaten by Trump, limb by limb. Many of us feel sorry for him here in Australia as he's clearly a patsy. The day Nancy Pelosi tore up that State of the Union speech it was game over for the Democrats. Bets?

And, while on the subject of madness, the economies of the developed world are being trashed because of a virus that affects the over 70 years cohort. These are the people who no longer work and who can easily self-isolate. Under 70 years people struck with the virus mostly recover pretty well. Tom Hanks has just come out of hospital in Australia after complaining of mild chest soreness.

It's insanity to destroy airlines, businesses, entertainment, restaurants and the other economic superstructures of society to protect a cohort already under the pump from millennials for being too greedy and having too much. I predict huge social consequences from all this - sooner rather than later. When 70% or more of the people can catch a virus and return to work it seems perverse to destroy the economic structures for the smaller, elderly cohort.

These businesses will not easily get back onto their feet. We are edging towards a Depression by the day and this will take decades to repair. The WHO has a big case to answer. Panic has ensued and it is more and more reminiscent of neuroses and fear rather than realistic expectations.

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Re: In this moment of national peril, should Joe Biden consider forming a unity ticket with a conservative of another pa

Post by jserraglio » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:54 am

Belle wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:44 am
This is madness. Biden has incipient dementia
If that's the case, he must've caught it from Trump who presents to the general public not just spastic fits of dementia, but also chronic ADHD (evidenced by his inability to read from a printed text or a teleprompter), and persistent & acute emotional retardation. "Patsy" Biden may be (we shall see), but there is some debate here in the States as to whether or not Trump is even housebroken.

I am challenging your post's reasoning about age and age 'cohorts', large and small. It strikes me as questionable, if not downright "mad", to pretend that young and old are not inextricably intertwined in our society. Young people do sometimes have to go to the hospital. What happens if hospitals are overwhelmed with covid cases? Those young folks may very well die.

People over 70 do work. I work almost full time and am much closer to 80 than 70. People over 70 do not easily self isolate. I cannot easily self isolate. So you and I obviously live on entirely different planets.

Talk about insanity. What you are advocating is true insanity and it will lead to a Depression far deeper & far longer than what we face now. Our Republican state and local governor and health officials here in Ohio are doing a great job by and large at pursuing an aggressive mitigation strategy, shutting down everything but essential services. They have my complete support and confidence. And thank god they are not listening to nut jobs like Gov. Stitt (Okla) or Rep. Nunes (Cal) who are urging people to go out and socialize.

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Re: In this moment of national peril, should Joe Biden consider forming a unity ticket with a conservative of another pa

Post by diegobueno » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:59 am

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:12 am
Nikki Haley
Bob Corker
James Comey (Independent)

Kenneth Blackwell
Mitt Romney

John Kasich
Lisa Murkowski
Jeb Bush
Jeff Flake
John Bolton
Ted Cruz
Mike Bloomberg [D, R and I]
Is this some kind of joke? These are the very last people who should be holding any kind of political office. Biden has committed to nominating a woman as vice-president, and I can tell you it sure as heck isn't going to be Murkowski.

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