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our caller from the eight six Oh area code color from eight six so maybe down in Connecticut,
is that possible? Eight six. So maybe you have this muted, but I can’t hear you. Eight
six. So going once eight six. So going twice. No, eight six so, all right, that’s too bad.
Let’s try instead. Three four seven. Who’s calling today from the three four seven area
code. Hello? Yes, that’s you. Hey David, I’m a big fan of your show. Thank
you. I have a, I have a question. Do you, which democratic ticket do you think would
be best? Which candidates, president and vice president do you think would win a best? Cause?
I know there are a lot of mixes and matches that would be Trump, but I know there are
a lot that aren’t. There are a lot that wouldn’t. What is your opinion? I have not thought about vice-presidential
at all. So I really couldn’t tell you. I mean w w as far as what the polling says right
now in terms of who could beat Trump in the general, you know, both Bernie and Biden do
really well against Trump and hypothetical polls. Harrison Warren do well, but not quite
as well. I’m just sort of going from memory here. But as far as VP, I mean, listen, in
one sense, I don’t think VP is going to matter that much in 2020. I think that this thing
is going to be won or lost on a couple of things. One turnout in a few key states who
gets slightly more people to vote. Number two, how much voter suppression takes place,
and number three, how well the eventual Democratic nominee is going to be able to fight back
against Trump’s personal attacks and his style during the debates. The VP candidate is ultimately
only going to debate Mike Pence or whoever replaces Mike pence on the ticket. If he’s
replaced, that’s not gonna matter nearly as much as, uh, the, the other things that I
mentioned. So I honestly, I have not thought about VP at all. Hmm. That’s interesting. I, I believe that
since there are a lot of popular Democratic candidates that, uh, that are, could be popular
in one area but really, really unpopular in another area. I know, uh, I know that we have
a lot of, I know I will very much like Andrew Yang. Um, well actually, no, he might not
be the best example, but there are a lot of coastal Democratic candidates that don’t think
could do well in the south. Um, and there are a lot of candidates say, uh, Biden were,
or, you know, actually say Warren or say maybe even, uh, well I guess if we’re not going
to count the straight white candidates that the won’t really make the second round of
debates, but I don’t think people like Warren could really, uh, make the, uh, make, uh,
people in the Midwest or even on the west coast. Uh, very, I know, I, I generally think that you’re right,
you are correct that different candidates will appeal to different pieces of the electorate
to different degrees. I actually think you’re wrong about Warren Warren does really well
when she goes to the Midwest and talks to Trump voters and explains policy. I actually
think that she will do better than people give her credit for. Although I completely
agree with what you’re saying, that the idea of northeastern liberals in the deep south
for example, it, it, there may be some lack of appeal there, but I actually think Warren
does really well when she talks to red state voters. I might look into that. That’s very interesting.
Thank you for, uh, for talking with me. I appreciate it. Yeah, thank you for the call.
Great to hear from you.