Agreed to all of the above, but why no Senator Klobuchar? Also from a North Central swing state from last time. However, it seems as if Mr Trump acquires a small lead and absolute majority early on and keeps it, he is in the enviable catbird seat right above a meerkat bolt hole now.5 Women Bernie Sanders Could Pick For Veep In 2020
Bernie Sanders’ poll numbers and fundraising are surging. He's hinted at who he might pick for his running mate if he's nominated in 2020.www.ccn.com
1 Sen. Elizabeth Warren
At 70 years of age, Elizabeth Warren is a good eight years younger than Sanders. She’s also undoubtedly progressive. Picking her for VP in 2020 would create a progressive unity ticket after their fierce 2019 war over the Democratic Party’s left wing.
2. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
Tulsi Gabbard is more than a couple decades younger than Sanders, so whether she makes the list depends on how literally he meant “a couple years younger.” The congresswoman might be viewed as too inexperienced, but that didn’t stop Dan Quayle from becoming George H. W. Bush’s vice president. Gabbard has been a long time Bernie ally. She stepped down from Vice Chair of the DNC to endorse him in 2016.
3. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (WI – swing state)
Here’s a name you probably haven’t heard. But Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) would make a smart running mate for Sanders in 2020. She’d help him flip a key swing state Democrats lost to Trump in 2016. Her progressive bona fides are unquestionable. She’s a member of the Congressional Progressive Congress and has one of the most liberal voting records on Capitol Hill according to the National Journal.
4. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI – swing state)
Stabenow is another U.S. senator who you’ve never heard of, but might hear a lot about if Sanders is nominated in 2020. She’s represented Michigan in the Senate since 2001, another blue swing state that Trump won in 2016. She gets high scores from progressive groups like ProgressivePunch (92% )Free market groups like the Competitive Enterprise Institute score her low (0% )
5. Michelle Obama
This would be a real wild card veep pick. But it might be the trump card the eventual nominee will need to beat Donald Trump in 2020.
Lots of commentators and researchers are scratching their heads about what is going on with all this -- I am inclined to think that those people in Congress who opted for the hearings at their at this specific time because they thought they could get Senator Sanders et al tied up in Washington DC as yet another mater debate drew nearer.
Also they maybe thought they coud logistically incapcitate Prsident Trump . . .I wonder if people remember those old 3M and Husqvarana ads which basically said that if one is going out in the forest to hunt bears, they had better be prepared to get them betwixt the eyes lest they have an angry, wounded brown, black, grizzly, polar (or for than matter, sloth, sun, or spectacled bear -- all in the Ursidae branch of the more dog-like Carnivoran classification of terrestrial and air-breathing aquatic mammals. I am also inclined to think that the Yeti is a close relative to them, either a heavily mutated bear or huge, elusive, totally undescribed Procyonid, perhaps even a third panda chased into the mountains by climate change when the central Asian deserts dried up)