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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro no Shinigami View Post
    Joe Biden has missed two deadlines to name a running mate to take on Donald Trump. Why is he taking so long?

    US President Donald Trump tapped vice president Mike Pence to be his running mate three days before the Republican convention in July.

    Barack Obama announced Biden as his running on August 23, 2008, two days before the Democratic Convention.

    The DNC will commence in August 17. Maybe Mr. Biden will announce his VP pick about a day before the DNC.
    He's probably waiting for a day when Trump's screw ups don't push it out of the headlines

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro no Shinigami View Post
    Joe Biden has missed two deadlines to name a running mate to take on Donald Trump. Why is he taking so long?

    US President Donald Trump tapped vice president Mike Pence to be his running mate three days before the Republican convention in July.

    Barack Obama announced Biden as his running on August 23, 2008, two days before the Democratic Convention.

    The DNC will commence in August 17. Maybe Mr. Biden will announce his VP pick about a day before the DNC.
    When the election comes, no one is going to care if Biden announced a running mate on August 1st or August 14th. They might care if he makes a choice too early, and missed something big in the vetting.
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    trump finally does something good. He's extending the CAREs Act payment of $600 to $400 a week. I'm sure Nov 3, 2020 had nothing to do with this decision...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooshoomanjoe View Post
    trump finally does something good. He's extending the CAREs Act payment of $600 to $400 a week. I'm sure Nov 3, 2020 had nothing to do with this decision...
    I'm not sure he has the athority to do that. Finace and budget is Congress' job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro no Shinigami View Post
    Joe Biden has missed two deadlines to name a running mate to take on Donald Trump. Why is he taking so long?

    US President Donald Trump tapped vice president Mike Pence to be his running mate three days before the Republican convention in July.

    Barack Obama announced Biden as his running on August 23, 2008, two days before the Democratic Convention.

    The DNC will commence in August 17. Maybe Mr. Biden will announce his VP pick about a day before the DNC.
    It would be foolish to draw media attention away from Trump right now. The very preventable COVID death toll continues to rise and he seems to say something vile everyday. Biden really hasnít had to do much to gain a large lead in the polls.

    The situation was Karen Bass shows how important it is to properly vet a VP candidate. So taking more time to make a decision is the way to go. Wait until right before the convention and hopefully keep the momentum going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cool Thatguy View Post
    He's probably waiting for a day when Trump's screw ups don't push it out of the headlines
    One of the talking heads on TV made a good point. Biden doesn't want to distract from the terrible job Trump is doing right now, and if he were to announce a running mate, Trump could start launching attacks to distract.

    Quote Originally Posted by shooshoomanjoe View Post
    trump finally does something good. He's extending the CAREs Act payment of $600 to $400 a week. I'm sure Nov 3, 2020 had nothing to do with this decision...
    That's great- and possibly illegal. It also makes me wonder if one of those 'fiscal conservative' Republicans who keep saying we can't extend those benefits anymore or provide any more relief money because they suddenly care about the deficit will try to sue to block Trump, or start raising hell in the House or Senate over it. Best thing the Democrats can do is sit back and watch them implode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooshoomanjoe View Post
    trump finally does something good. He's extending the CAREs Act payment of $600 to $400 a week. I'm sure Nov 3, 2020 had nothing to do with this decision...
    A cynic would say Republicans intentionally stonewalled the bill so Trump could look like a hero to the rubes by riding to the rescue like he had today. Chicanery aside however, the GOP’s all too genuine reluctance to agree to the original $600 a week stipend had been a major sticking point in getting that bill passed. Trump giving up on the payroll tax cut was a surprise though, given that was a poison pill both sides disliked, perhaps he had no choice on that score.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robotman View Post
    It would be foolish to draw media attention away from Trump right now. The very preventable COVID death toll continues to rise and he seems to say something vile everyday. Biden really hasn’t had to do much to gain a large lead in the polls.

    The situation was Karen Bass shows how important it is to properly vet a VP candidate. So taking more time to make a decision is the way to go. Wait until right before the convention and hopefully keep the momentum going.
    I'm guessing it's more about vetting than taking attention away.

    A veep candidate allows for a new high-profile surrogate to talk about Trump's shortcomings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cool Thatguy View Post
    He's probably waiting for a day when Trump's screw ups don't push it out of the headlines
    If that's what he's waiting for, he'll never pick a VP nominee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    If that's what he's waiting for, he'll never pick a VP nominee.
    He can always wait for Trump to start getting a little good press from the non Reich-wing media. Steal his thunder and trigger the yellow snowflake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    I'm guessing it's more about vetting than taking attention away.

    A veep candidate allows for a new high-profile surrogate to talk about Trump's shortcomings.
    True, but it also gives Trump someone new to attack. Right now he's being kept on defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robotman View Post
    It would be foolish to draw media attention away from Trump right now. The very preventable COVID death toll continues to rise and he seems to say something vile everyday. Biden really hasn’t had to do much to gain a large lead in the polls.
    I heard the surely under-reported death tally is now expected to be above 200,000, estimate which already sounded terrible months ago.

    Since more "respectable" American milestones like 9/11 and Vietnam are safely past, what's next? Comparing America to some common "shithole" country doing X population cleansing, on purpose, or due to incompetence, or both?
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    Trump is fact checked about Veterans Choice and he abruptly ends press conference


    Little Donny got caught lying so he turned tail and ran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robotman View Post
    Trump is fact checked about Veterans Choice and he abruptly ends press conference


    Little Donny got caught lying so he turned tail and ran.
    trump's also trying to take credit for insurances dropping the pre existence condition.

    Over the next two weeks I’ll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all preexisting conditions for all companies. That’s a big thing. I’ve always been very strongly in favor. We have to cover pre-existing conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCAll View Post
    True, but it also gives Trump someone new to attack. Right now he's being kept on defense.
    It does depend on who Biden picks.

    Duckworth (who lost limbs in war) and Bass (whose only daughter died in a car accident) would be poor choices to attack personally.

    With other candidates, it doesn't seem there's a big difference with one or two more weeks to mention controversies.
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