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I was thinking over the weekend about the likely 2020 trial in the Senate and what impact it would have on the primaries.

If I was McConnell, I would hold hearings at a time least advantageous to the Senators running for office. Keep them locked up for weeks so they can't be out campaigning for POTUS.

Sequestering Warren, Sanders, Klobuchar, Booker, and Harris for weeks could be crushing for their campaigns.

It could be great for Biden and all the second tier candidates.

I was also thinking about the other half of the ticket and read this article this morning:

What We Know About Tulsi Gabbard’s Base


For one thing, it’s overwhelmingly male — in The Economist’s national polling average, her support among men is in the mid-single digits, while her support among women is practically nonexistent.

An early November poll from The Economist/YouGov found that 24 percent of Democratic primary voters who voted for Trump in 2016 backed Gabbard.

And a University of New Hampshire/CNN survey in late October found Gabbard actually ahead of Biden among Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire who identified as Republican, at 28 percent to Biden’s 18 percent.


Much more at the link.

Imagine a dem ticket where both members are vets?!? A gay man at the top of the ticket, a firebrand woman with the other half of the ticket. Gabbard is DOA in the primaries but if the dems take their traditional tack to the right for the general, she could be a very interesting second half of the ticket for whomever is at the top.

Imagine a Gabbard/Pence debate !!

All else being equal, I would be excited to see this ticket - and would vote for it.
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