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[–]wahala 11 insightful - 2 fun11 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

No, it's not fucked up. Neither major party has even had its nominating convention yet. As a way of example, McCain didn't announce he chose Palin until 8/29/2008. The RNC convention that year started 9/4/2008. Therefore, his choice wasn't made public until 5 days prior. Obama did name Biden as his choice about 2 months out in 2008. Ultimately, Biden doesn't actually have the nomination yet. He may never get to make a VP pick (unlikely, but possible).

[–]Riva 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I came here to ask if the convention had gone early and when Biden had accepted the nomination. That's usually big news. But yeah, spot on answer. Have an internet point.

[–]Sw0rdofDam0cles 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

Pure unadulterated panic.

[–]Riva 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

lol, that's not behind the scenes!

[–]Sw0rdofDam0cles 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Behind the scenes is likely utter pandemonium. Either way, I'm more concerned with planning what to do when Trumps time as president is up.

[–]Lostcarkeys 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Since he will most likely be replaced by a Democrat (eitherin 2020 ir 2024), we had better prepare for civil war. The dems obviously want one. It would let them solidify their power and eliminate the constitution.

[–]ThePlague 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They're rarely announced much before the convention, oftentimes during the convention. The VP pick is often part of the horse-trading process.

[–]yayblueberries 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's more fucked up that we still have a whole four months to go before the quarantine will be over and maybe I can find a new job.

[–]cisheteroscumNational Justice Party 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They're probably waiting as late as possible so they know what the shot is. Do they go minority or minority-woman when the minority vote is already in the bag? Or do they choose a more conservative white guy or whitish female like Tulsi to try and eat away at Trump's white populist support? With corona and race-riots a lot is unclear. So, they're waiting

It almost doesn't matter either since the election is theirs to lose. Trump would lose to a corpse at this rate - and that's practically what Biden is

[–]Tortoise 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I mean, I would like to know, but at the same time, I am also glad he waited maybe, he was seriously gonna consider Klob inb4 blm, and BLM may throw out that evil DA lady too. Waiting has somewhat given the people a say, which is important since we know hes probably gonna die within a year of taking office anyhow.

Now, what does worry me most is we have had zero debate, and one candidate seems to go media silent for days or weeks at a time, and never actually discuses much in terms of solid policy.

[–]BuboTitan 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Biden also has a problem because he really boxed himself in by promising a female nominee, and now he is under a lot of pressure to choose a black woman. So that really limits his choices.