Jarrett Calls on Dem Presidential Candidates to 'Break with Conventional Wisdom and Announce a Running Mate That’s a Woman of Color'

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Jarrett Calls on Dem Presidential Candidates to 'Break with Conventional Wisdom and Announce a Running Mate That’s a Woman of Color'
Trent Baker
Former President Barack Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett on Tuesday urged whichever 2020 Democratic presidential candidate emerges as the leader after the conclusion of Super Tuesday to “break with conventional wisdom and announce a running mate that’s a woman of color,” especially if it is Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden or former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Jarrett explained on CBS’s “This Morning” that “these are not normal times” and argued having a woman of color “would send an important signal” heading into the next round of primaries.

“I think that whoever emerges tonight, particularly if it’s Bernie Sanders, if it’s Vice President Biden or even if it’s Mayor Bloomberg, what I would do is break with conventional wisdom and announce a running mate that’s a woman of color,” Jarrett stated before being cut off.

“Tonight?” asked host Gayle King.

“No, not tonight,” Jarrett replied. “Certainly before the next primary. Woman, person of color, someone who reflects the diversity of our party. And yeah, that’s not usual, that’s not what they normally do, but these are not normal times. And I think it would send an important signal going into the next round of primaries to do so with a running mate.”

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Kathy in FL

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What does skin color have to do with qualifications or the ability to work with whomever the candidate is? She's probably hoping that Biden gets the nomination, then gets called out for his dementia, and the "woman of color" becomes the first female and "of color" in US History.

Got news for her, there's going to be a lot of competition for that spot so she can go spit into the wind. It will have to be about qualifications and what they bring to the table, not what they do under the table.
 

vestige

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OP:

“would send an important signal”

The signal being that your feeble, old ass would end up smothering under a pillow Scalia style.
 

mzkitty

I give up.
So.......................... We should elect a "woman of color" merely based on the color of her skin?

Disgusting.

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Hawkgirl_70

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I think she’s IT.
She’s one of the big power brokers behind Joe.

It will either be Biden/Clinton
Or Biden/Jarrett

And they’re going to cheat like never before to make sure they win this time.
I hope all our red states plus the ones that Trump one have cleaned up their voter rolls.
 

Ractivist

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What does skin color have to do with qualifications or the ability to work with whomever the candidate is? She's probably hoping that Biden gets the nomination, then gets called out for his dementia, and the "woman of color" becomes the first female and "of color" in US History.

Got news for her, there's going to be a lot of competition for that spot so she can go spit into the wind. It will have to be about qualifications and what they bring to the table, not what they do under the table.
Nothing personal, but what world are you living in? Qualifications have nothing to do with this, the powers that be do.
 

Kathy in FL

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Nothing personal, but what world are you living in? Qualifications have nothing to do with this, the powers that be do.
The real one. We employee a lot of people and quite frankly we don't care what color they are or where they came from or who their parents were/are. I don't even care much if they have a criminal background so long as they've paid their dues to society and don't keep screwing up like that over and over. They could be green with purple pokadots and none of us would care. But you damn sure better be able to follow through on your resume ... or else.
 

The Snack Artist

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Your title says it all,
'Break with Conventional Wisdom and Announce a Running Mate That’s a Woman of Color'
That would be breaking with wisdom alright. Conventional or otherwise.
 

MinnesotaSmith

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Pat Buchan, of whom I think highly, predicted this.
OTOH, I think the smart bigshot Dims may be too smart for this; it'd smell too much like Obama II, and who besides traitors wants that?
I predict a woman running mate for the Dims, but white or Latino.
 

Yogizorch

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They're just hoping Biden can keep it together past the election. Heck, yesterday he mixed up his wife and sister.
 

Cacheman

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On March 27th Big Mike is hitting the campaign trail in the state of Michigan claiming that she it is just trying to boost voter turnout. Getting ready for a brokered convention?
 

Marthanoir

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Biden will get the DNC nod and will choose Hillary as his running mate with the plan for Fingers Biden to step down 6 months into his presidency and Hillary to take the reins.

Thats if Biden could beat Trump , which he couldn't , especially with Hillary as a running mate.
 
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