The Democrats are pulling out all the stops in their efforts to defeat Donald Trump at the ballot box in 2020, including a stunt that would be unique to our modern political era.
The left is seemingly throwing all of their weight behind Joe Biden, the former Vice President and a centrist of sorts who may be able to wrangle a few midwestern voters away from the incumbent Trump. But, in order to do so, Biden will have to toe a fine line.
If he appears to be too far on the left, he’ll lose the all-important boomer vote. If he appears unwilling to unite the nation, he’ll lose the millennials.
In order to solve these problems, Biden could choose a Republican running mate in the race – a novel idea that the former statesman hasn’t ruled out.
Joe Biden told voters in New Hampshire on Monday that he would consider choosing a Republican as a running mate, but added, “I can’t think of one right now.”
Biden discussed the possibility after a woman told the former vice president that if he is the nominee, he will “have to pull out all the stops.”
“Our 21-year-old son said the other night, ‘I wonder if Joe Biden would consider choosing a Republican as a running mate,” the woman added.
“The answer is I would, but I can’t think of one now,” Biden replied. “Let me explain that. You know there’s some really decent Republicans that are out there still, but here’s the problem right now … they’ve got to step up.”
A nod to the right: Check.
Biden may be onto something here, but it’s perhaps too risky for his PR team at this very moment.