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I  can see that      many    have not learned anything from the lessons of  2016.  Most of   you  argue  about the wrong    things, I have yet to see  who   should become   VP   based on their credentials and electibility. Any ideas.                                                                                                                                       

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@Richva wrote:

I stated that the pool of potential candidates who were female or minority was large enough that finding an excellent VP choice would not be a problem. I do understand the point you are trying to make. As long as every person at the top looks like you, all is right with the world.


 

Again attempting to twist words.  Of course your argument is that it's time for a female.  The pool is also large enough that many Americans, of any skin color, ethnicity, gender, etc.  to be qualified.  But it is the thinking that it needs to be a Black female, or a female, is approaching this wrongly.

 

In anyway with the Democrats thinking, it is a quota system.  It is criteria based on a certain specification.  No, just that I'm not someone who goes along with the crowd but you are projecting your opinions onto others.

 

I have no objections to anyone who is considered solely based on qualifications and not just to fulfill quotas, which this is regardless of how it's labeled.

 

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They do, of course, but it is also important to have a government which looks like the people they govern. There are enough capable women and people of color that balancing the ticket for gender and/or race is not a handicap. 


Where in the Constitution is that mentioned as a requirement?  Hasn't the country advanced to where a Black can be elected President?  It is not a handicap for qualified candidates to be elected to offices without mentioning gender or race.  

 

Not only have there been a Black President, but we have had, and have female governors who was elected on their own merits.  We have Black mayors, a Latina as County Judge of Harris County, even defeating a long time and experienced White.

 

No, your suggestion is not the goal, but to elect candidates based on race and gender.  What is being wanted is based on socialism of some being more equal than others.  

 

Whatever happened to best qualified?  Obama wasn't elected based on wanting a government that looks like the people, but on qualification.


I think your comment "It's not a requirement" is a pretty good example of all that is wrong with the Trump administration.  It turns out there is no prohibition against watching TV all day and Tweeting all night.  It seems working and demonstrating leadership is not a requirement. 

 

I stated that the pool of potential candidates who were female or minority was large enough that finding an excellent VP choice would not be a problem. I do understand the point you are trying to make. As long as every person at the top looks like you, all is right with the world.

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MP, you said you desparatley wanted Elizabeth Warren as President but NOT as VP. 

 

Why not?

 

Warren was one of my choices for president and I would be okay with her as VP. I liked her....and Tulsi, although I believe Tulsi would win over more voters in the General Election. 

I think the big money interests don't feel comfortable with either of them. I can see both of them standing up to the status quo which doesn't sit well with the big donors.

 

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This will be the most difficult decision for Biden.  I feel that he did make a mistake in saying that he was goin g to put a woman as a  VP to begin with    No politicians should ever lock himself in a  box  before their time.
Now,  he is really in a pickled and now he has to choose a woman and she has to be black
I am sorry guys and gals   Democrats,  always do    what they are not supposed to do in all elections.
Again you all crown Hillary before  she should have. and now are trying to do the same thing.
Fortunately,  this time Trump  is the bad guy here. and just to think that he may  stay another   4 years   brings chill to  everone's back.
I  said many times   ,   not Elizabeth Warren not Bernie.  they  would be too controversial. and again.  You seem to think that only Democrats will be voting for Biden. 
At this time if that list  is   accurate, I will say that either  the Atlanta mayor or the REp  from Florida , nobody seems to know too much about hem

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@Richva wrote:


They do, of course, but it is also important to have a government which looks like the people they govern. There are enough capable women and people of color that balancing the ticket for gender and/or race is not a handicap. 


Where in the Constitution is that mentioned as a requirement?  Hasn't the country advanced to where a Black can be elected President?  It is not a handicap for qualified candidates to be elected to offices without mentioning gender or race.  

 

Not only have there been a Black President, but we have had, and have female governors who was elected on their own merits.  We have Black mayors, a Latina as County Judge of Harris County, even defeating a long time and experienced White.

 

No, your suggestion is not the goal, but to elect candidates based on race and gender.  What is being wanted is based on socialism of some being more equal than others.  

 

Whatever happened to best qualified?  Obama wasn't elected based on wanting a government that looks like the people, but on qualification.

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Why is Stacey Abrams my top choice? 

  • She's very intelligent, she's a dynamic personality, and an inspiring public speaker. Joe Biden is a great guy, who will be a terrific president, but he's never been accused of being a dynamic personality. This will bring balance to the ticket.
  • I think she will bury Pence in the VP debate.
  • When Obama was elected in 2008 and 2012, there was a record black voter turnout which propelled him to victory. In 2016, many black voters didn't opt for Trump, but they stayed home, and that resulted in Trump. I think Stacey Abrams is the kind of dynamic candidate who will inspire and motivate black voters to turn out in large numbers in November.
  • She's an attorney and I think she would be the perfect choice to help return the Justice Dept to Independent status.
  • If something happened to Joe Biden, she would be an excellent president.
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So what is  your opinion? 


Why is so important to have a gender or racial quota?  

 

Logical question.  One would think that qualifications would extend beyond race and gender.


They do, of course, but it is also important to have a government which looks like the people they govern. There are enough capable women and people of color that balancing the ticket for gender and/or race is not a handicap. 

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:
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So what is  your opinion? 


Why is so important to have a gender or racial quota?  

 

Logical question.  One would think that qualifications would extend beyond race and gender.


 

Politics apparently is now required to be on a quota system based on race and gender, and of course politically correct.  What happened to preferring candidates like FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, etc?  We don't have to worry about countries or ideology like Russia, ISIS, etc destroying us, we are doing a good job ourselves internally by emulating the Soviet Union, pre-war Germany, etc.  And in the name of democracy.

 

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So what is  your opinion? 


Why is so important to have a gender or racial quota?  

 

Logical question.  One would think that qualifications would extend beyond race and gender.

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