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    If there is going to be a thread with a neutral title to discuss all things Donald Trump, thought I would do the same for Joe Biden.

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    It's a sad state of affairs when Joe Biden ends up as the Democratic nominee. If I were in the US I'd certainly be voting for him given what a trainwreck Trump is in every respect, but Biden's such a mediocre candidate and has been for decades. Why in his obvious senescence he's suddenly the best that the Democrats can come up with, I have no idea. The good news is that for whatever reason, he does seem to do really well with the groups/demographics and states that he needs to win to beat Trump.

    And for the record, the only worse candidate they could have picked would have been Sanders. Which just goes to show you how totally broken the US system of picking presidential candidates is these days. Really the only good candidate that either party has thrown up in the past 20 years was Obama. Otherwise Kerry, Clinton, Trump, McCain, Romney etc. have all been terrible choices for varying reasons.

    It'll be interesting to see who he picks as his running mate, although I'm not following that at all. I wasn't a fan of announcing pre-emptively that he would only pick a woman. Why should the pick be constrained to only 50% of the possibilities? Why is the number of X chromosomes relevant in the selection process? I agree that it'll be good politics for him to pick a woman. I just didn't see the point in announcing it other than virtue signalling.
    Last edited by Marcel Petrin; 21-05-2020, 10:20 AM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
      I wasn't a fan of announcing pre-emptively that he would only pick a woman. Why should the pick be constrained to only 50% of the possibilities?
      It's actually way fewer than 50%, since there aren't many women in politics (certainly more on the Dem side than GOP).
      They're going to park their car over there. You're going to park your car over here. Get it?

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      • #4
        At this point my guess is that the VP pick will be Kamala Harris. Checks all of the boxes except not being from a swing state.

        Because of Biden's age, all the more important to nominate someone with the experience and smarts in both domestic and foreign policy to be able to step into the top job should this be necessary.
        Last edited by East McCauley; 21-05-2020, 12:42 PM.

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        • #5
          Latest Fox News poll

          Biden 48%
          Trump 40%

          Trump's attacks on Obama failing as black voters side with Obama's former wingman.

          GOP are worried that not only could Biden win but also that the Democrats will the House and the Senate in a blue wave tsunami. Long term Republican Senators fear not only their jobs but the certain investigations that will reveal the corruption and complicity of the GOP and the Trump administration in violations in their Oaths of Office and the damage to their personal legacies.

          The draining of the Trump swamp and the internal finger pointing of the GOP brass and clashes of various pro-trump and traditional conservatives could destroy the Republican party
          Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 21-05-2020, 08:11 PM.
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          • #6
            Kenney said he looks forward to having the opportunity to make sure Biden is “aware of these facts.”

            “One way or another, the American economy needs this energy,” he said.

            “It will either get it from the socialist dictatorship and OPEC state Venezuela or from the American ally and democratic free-market economy of Alberta. And either it will be shipped from Alberta to U.S. refineries by rail with higher carbon emissions or safely by pipe with lower carbon emissions.”

            https://globalnews.ca/news/6975521/k...l-alberta-oil/
            The sad reality is that Kenney is factually wrong. Alberta and Saskatchewan need Keystone XL, but the US does not.

            With the ramp up of US domestic oil production, and the US itself exporting increasing volumes of crude oil, they don't need more Alberta oil beyond the volumes currently being shipped by the original Keystone and other existing pipelines.

            In the longer-term, should additional heavier oil be needed to mix with the light fracked oil from US shale, Mexico (and Venezuela post Maduro) are cost-effective alternative suppliers without the negative stigma that seems to have stuck itself to "tarsands" oil.

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            • #7
              Exactly. There is no shortage of oil sources in the US or elsewhere in the world. The US has its own shale oil production to protect, although think Venezuela will be off the table for some time. Despite all the attempts at regime change, the government there seems to be hanging on so far.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
                Latest Fox News poll

                Biden 48%
                Trump 40%

                Trump's attacks on Obama failing as black voters side with Obama's former wingman.

                GOP are worried that not only could Biden win but also that the Democrats will the House and the Senate in a blue wave tsunami. Long term Republican Senators fear not only their jobs but the certain investigations that will reveal the corruption and complicity of the GOP and the Trump administration in violations in their Oaths of Office and the damage to their personal legacies.

                The draining of the Trump swamp and the internal finger pointing of the GOP brass and clashes of various pro-trump and traditional conservatives could destroy the Republican party
                Trump seems to energize certain groups, but the danger for the Republicans is that he could alienate more in the process. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a certain fatigue, particularly among more moderate and independent voters about all the polarization, bickering and petty battles that Trump seems to relish in. Biden could appeal well to those moderates and independents with his more subdued tone.

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