Indications are that former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is zeroing in on potential Vice Presidential running mates for the upcoming Presidential Election in 2020.
Were Bernie Sanders, Biden’s remaining opponent, to agree to withdraw from the race since the odds of his turning around Joe Biden’s approximate 300 plus delegate lead is quite a long shot, then Biden could move ahead and choose his running mate, which would be an excellent strategy.
Rather than wait to shortly before the convention or at the convention, picking a VP running mate now would be insurance if, for any reason, including the CoronaVirus Pandemic, Joe Biden could not continue as the nominee of the party.
While nothing would be official until endorsed by a convention, the VP choice would be the heir apparent in case of need.
So the right thing to do for Bernie Sanders is concede and let the Democrats move forward with their ticket, with the certainty that the VP candidate will be a woman!
Barack Obama may be popular among most Democrats, and is ahead in many polls nationally against Mitt Romney, but there certainly are areas where he is extremely unpopular, a lot of it based on his race, but also on cultural issues affected by religious beliefs, including gay marriage, abortion rights, and the role of women, and also based on backing of gun rights in the hinterland of the nation, with fear that Obama is out to take away one’s guns.
So we saw Oklahoma and West Virginia strongly against him earlier, and last night, we witnessed Arkansas and Kentucky also having strong opposition against him.
However, this must all be seen in perspective, as the lowest percentage Obama has received is the 57 percent in Oklahoma. Obama gained 58 percent in Arkansas and Kentucky and 59 percent in West Virginia.
If anyone running for any office gains between 57% and 59% of the vote, that is considered a landslide by any measure. The fact that the next lowest percentage was 76 percent in Louisiana, 79 percent in North Carolina, and 80 percent in Alabama tells us Obama has nothing to be worried about.
With only seven states yet to vote in Presidential primaries, the likelihood of any of those states voting lower percentages than these seven states mentioned above is extremely low.
So, yes, Barack Obama is opposed in portions of the country, primarily the South and Appalachia, but that is not a measurement of his overall popularity nationwide!