Who Is Running for Vice President in 2020? These Are the Contenders for the Democratic Nomination

Sep 09, 2019 - Fortune

In the 243 years since 1776, the Republic has soldiered on for 38 of them—16% of its existence—without a vice president. It’s not such an important job.

That said, the only person to land the presidency without a single vote being cast for them was Gerald Ford, who ascended House of Cards-style through Richard Nixon’s vice presidency after Spiro Agnew’s resignation. So it’s not nothing.

If there is a black swan to American political conventional wisdom, it’s the resid...