Biden Says He Wouldn’t Rule Out a Republican Running Mate

December 31, 2019   |   by James G. Dalton

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he would not rule out choosing a Republican as his running mate if he wins the 2020 Democratic Party nomination, but then admitted he “can’t think of one right now.”

The comment came during a New Hampshire event, after a woman told him if he is the nominee, he would have to “pull out all the stops,” CNN reported.

“Our 21-year-old son said the other night, ‘I wonder if Joe Biden would consider choosing a Republican as a running mate,'” she told Biden.

“The answer is I would, but I can’t think of one now,” Biden replied. “You know there’s some really decent Republicans that are out there still, but here’s the problem right now, they’ve got to step up.”

Biden has offered other clues about his potential picks for a running mate should he win the primary. He has mentioned both Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as potential running mates, and has said he prefers to pick a person of color or a woman.

“Whoever I would pick for vice president, and there’s a lot of qualified women, there’s a lot of qualified African-Americans; there really truly are,” Biden said.

“There’s a plethora of really qualified people. Whomever I would pick were I fortunate enough to be your nominee, I’d pick somebody who was simpatico with me, who knew what I, what my priorities were and knew what I wanted to do. We could disagree on tactic, but strategically we’d have to be on the exact same page.”

There has not been a modern presidential campaign featuring a bipartisan ticket. In 2008, the late Sen. John McCain considered putting Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., on the ticket, but he decided on Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin instead.

via newsmax

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  1. dennis hagelin

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    December 31, 2019 @ 3:11 pm

    Of course he’d consider a republican for a running mate…..at least one of them must have a brain…………….

    • Tracy Hansen

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      January 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

      Biden will say anything to get elected, promise us everything to stay out of jail because that is where he belongs….in a cell with 4 walls, an uncomfortable bed, and a toilet! That’s what you deserve for what you have done for years to this great country and to the American people for being so corrupt!

  2. Joseph Corson

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    December 31, 2019 @ 3:24 pm

    “Creepy Joe” is really getting desperate it appears! He will say nearly anything now for a chance at power!! Too late Joe, everybody knows your pathetic and a loser! Trump/Pence 2020!

  3. Edwin J. Byrnes Jr.

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    December 31, 2019 @ 3:24 pm

    If this wasn’t so serious, it would be hilarious!
    Ed B.

  4. Allan Walker

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    December 31, 2019 @ 3:33 pm

    Gee Joe how about you try using your imagination for a truthful response. Oh, right you truly have no original imagination. Talk about playing to the crowd! Biden is the epitome of a 20th century wash up lying politician. He will do and say anything to get elected no matter how stupid it is. The democrats would never in a million years allow their nominee to pick a Republican running mate. They wouldn’t allow a republican janitor! They are not the party of the people but the party of “get the power no matter what.” For three years they have been doing nothing but trying to get President Trump out of office. No legislation, no help for the economy and not one peep about how the American people are fairing under President Trump. Only hatred for the man who singlehandedly, without any help from the democrats, performed miraculously over our economy, fixing trading blunders by previous administrations giving our business enterprises a fighting chance internationally, given the American people the opportunity to pursue their dreams by allowing them breathing room, reducing and/or eliminating stupid stifling regulations that were killing incentives, and a whole host of benefits to the American people and our country. Thank God the American people had the common sense to elect Mr. Trump when they did. Otherwise the America that was a shining light to the world would, under a democrat, have been turned off and darkness would engulf the last bastion of freedom. President Trump 2020!

    • Kerry Hansen

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      December 31, 2019 @ 11:59 pm

      Allen, you are right about everything except: “not one peep about how the American people are fairing under President Trump.” Actually the Democraps are telling us we are doing poorly under our Great President Trump, hoping some idiot will believe their crap! Furthermore they are standing in the Presidents way to block him so they can say, “see we told you he isn’t helping Americans”. They should be run out of town on a rail, tarred and feathered like their past Clan idiot members, with the peaked white hats and mask, that hides their identity like Schiff is doing with his pal the Whistle Blower, would have done to some of America’s good people,

  5. Tom Halpin

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    December 31, 2019 @ 3:47 pm

    You forgot the president’s help to our military. Trump 2020 VISION.

  6. Robert "SPYDER" Walters

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    December 31, 2019 @ 4:50 pm

    Biden will say anything for Your Vote, mostly all lies. Make 2020 the year to Expose and End the Biden’s in Washington. Three Strikes again, Your Out.

  7. Ted

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    December 31, 2019 @ 5:44 pm

    bidens full of Schitt. He’s not going to DC he’s going to prison with his slimy, thieving, deadbeat dad son….

  8. Carole

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    December 31, 2019 @ 7:17 pm

    In the early stages of our history this was allowed but it worked out so poorly I believe it was banned.

  9. Oscar

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    December 31, 2019 @ 7:45 pm

    Biden probably wants McCain!?

    • Wayne Saulter

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      December 31, 2019 @ 7:57 pm

      No, he wants Hunter‼️🥴

  10. Jeff

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    December 31, 2019 @ 9:56 pm

    Soon, he’ll be hoping to choose a Cell Mate after he sees Bubba.

  11. RUSSELL GANN

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    January 1, 2020 @ 12:28 am

    I could never vote for Mr. Biden because of all of his gaffes. But I do believe a candidate’s running mate should NOT be selected because of race, gender, or anything as superficial as that. A running mate should be chosen because that person should exemplify complete integrity. There isn’t even a Democrat candidate with that virtue, including Mr. Biden. None of the Democrat candidates could possibly represent the average working man or woman out there.

  12. FOFY286

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    January 2, 2020 @ 8:32 am

    Yup! True to form, toss out something that some will see as OMG he could be rational after all and drawing the country together. I do hope there are none that fall for it, but you know there some who will. He will take whatever bit he can get. A candidate and vice candidate must support the philosophy and policies of those they represent.
    AND THIS TIME THE PHILOSOPHY AND POLICIES HAD BEST BE THOSE OF THE CONSTITUTION. Joe does not fit the bill, even if he only lies a little more than I think most politicians do, the bottom line is still – SEE THE PREVIOUS SENTENCE.

  13. Nolan Raborn

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    January 3, 2020 @ 2:30 am

    iT WOULD BE A RINO!!

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