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That Twitter study seems so flawed as to be meaningless, to me. For one thing, a state having a large number of Twitter users complaining about being discriminated against would, under their methodology, make that state look less racist. Maybe California scores poorly because the non-racist folks in California just tend not to have any need to talk about race. And even if you could somehow get a count of how many racist people were in each state, it also matters what position those people are in: If there are a lot of racists in positions of power, that's a problem, regardless of how common they are in the population as a whole. Or how about breaking it down by race: What proportion of whites in each state are racist? Maybe Georgia has the same or higher proportion of racism among whites, but scores well just because whites are a relatively small proportion of the population.
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First do no harm.

Picking someone purely based on race or sex is a bad idea.

Biden is old and he has a 25% chance of dying before the end of his first term and its about 50/50 that he dies before the end of his second term.

The chances that he becomes medically incapacitated is higher.

Pick someone that you wouldn't mind as President. Pick someone who would beat Trump in swing states today.
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Picking someone purely based on race or sex is a bad idea.

Biden is old and he has a 25% chance of dying before the end of his first term and its about 50/50 that he dies before the end of his second term.

The chances that he becomes medically incapacitated is higher.

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Not picking purely based on race or sex- picking from several dozen top candidates and in order to winnow them, out, decided to choose a woman, which is a great idea, and about time.

Doubtful. The Prez has the best healthcare in the world.


Note that sanders is older and has worse health.
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Not picking purely based on race or sex- picking from several dozen top candidates and in order to winnow them, out, decided to choose a woman, which is a great idea, and about time.
Why is it a great idea?

If it becomes too obvious that he chose someone because of their sex and/or race, it will hurt them.

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Doubtful. The Prez has the best healthcare in the world.
He is 77 years old. What I gave you was actuarial data so his chances are probably better but only by so much. He has a much higher risk of mortality or morbidity than most presidents before him.

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Note that sanders is older and has worse health.
Yeah but he's not going to be the nominee so it's not really that big a deal.
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