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April 09, 2020

     A liberal foolish insult on women. With Sen. Bernie Sanders out of the race, the Joe Biden campaign is now moving into the fraught and delicate process of choosing a running mate. Biden, at age 77, would be the oldest president ever elected should he triumph in November, making the vice president pick more important than ever.

     Biden has promised to choose a woman as his running mate, but beyond that, the field remains wide open with a dizzying array of candidates to choose from. As a general rule, the nominee looks to choose a running mate who can balance the ticket and bring in attributes he or she is lacking.

     Some have speculated Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren would be Biden’s best hope to prevent a much-feared Bernie Broxit. Others say a candidate from the Rust Belt or industrial Midwest like Sen. Amy Klobuchar is what’s needed to shore up the swing states lost to Trump in 2016. Other says Michelle Obama would be the magic bullet to make the ticket invincible, though she reportedly hates the idea. The needs of the ticket are bad news for ambitious pols like Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who represents the northeastern establishment Democrats Biden already has locked up. If Biden decides to break his pledge, experts say it won’t be to add Cuomentum.

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