Though it has made it clear that she will choose a woman months ago, it seems that there is now a major wave of support for her to choose a black woman – not only did she understand the imports they received when nominating the black community (there were no black women on both national tickets) but at the same time He sent a very clear message that he believed they needed a big voice in the White House.
(Biden’s “you are not black” blunder plays a role in this calculation, although it is not nearly as important as police protests across the country.)
With that in mind, I made major changes to this week’s presidential rankings. The most likely choices are now all African-American women. And I am going to rank as the second most likely woman to choose from. .
These rankings change weekly, so if your favorite isn’t ranked where it should be – or even if it’s not on the list – it’s always next week. While talking, here it is last week’s rank. Required Michelle Obama warning: The former first lady is not on this list because she has never been interested in being a politician. If he did, he would jump to the top of these rankings immediately.
10. Gina Raimondo
: If a) Biden will be a self-defining moderate in the final VP group, and b) Klobuchar and Michigan Gov. If you believe in Gretchen Whitmer another self-injured wound this week
If it is moving in the wrong direction on this list, Rhode Island governor can fill this niche well. (I have long believed that Biden will be moderate in the last three; I’m not sure what I think anymore.) Policy-oriented Raimondo, the likes of the conservative columnist George Will
and showed the willingness to make difficult choices in the office. (Previous order: Unsorted)
9. Amy Klobuchar: The record of the Minnesota senator in the early 2000s, when he was the chief prosecutor in Hennepin County (Minneapolis), was involved in slow boiling during VP speculation. However, George Floyd’s death turned the record, which many black leaders claimed was too pro-police, into a catchy problem.
Given Biden’s mood within the Democratic Party, it’s hard to see what risk Biden took in choosing Klobuchar. (Previous rank: 2)
8. Tammy DuckworthAlthough the Illinois senator doesn’t buzz as much as some of the names on this list, his profile is based on any of these: A helicopter pilot in Iraq was shot when he lost the use of two legs and one arm. He continued to be elected to the US House and Senate from Illinois. CNN’s op-ed in Monday announced his voice in the days since Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis: “George Floyd’s death was unnecessary and heartbreaking.” “This is a tragedy – but not terribly an anomaly.” (Previous order: Unsorted)
7. Stacey Abrams
: One rostrum
Published on The New York Times on Thursday (no, not He one
), Abrams is the best way to react to Floyd’s death that color people sign up to vote and do it in November.
“Voting is a boring but vital first step in a long and complicated process,” the former Georgian State Assembly minority leader said. Smart words – and words that suggest that it is ready to cause a critical import problem to all minority communities. (Previous rank: 9)
6. Susan Rice
: If Biden wants to choose the woman with the most experienced experience in foreign policy and national security, there is no question that Rice is at the top of this list – the national security adviser and the US ambassador to the United Nations. During the Obama administration. But he also carries luggage – most importantly Benghazi comments after Libya attack
and e-mail of Michael Flynn on January 20, 2017. (Previous rank: 7)
5. Michelle Lujan Grisham: What disappeared as a result of the news raid last week is the fact that Nevada Sen removed Catherine Cortez Masto from the VP assessment. This move leaves Lujan Grisham, governor of New Mexico, as the top-ranking Latina in the VP mix.
(Other names like Texas Reps. Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia still look like a long shot to me.) Lujan Grisham too Trump speeds up criticism
and Floyd’s reaction to his death. (Previous rank: 8)
4. Elizabeth Warren: As I said above, I think very Probably Biden chooses the wife who runs a black woman. If not, the Massachusetts senator probably has the best chance, because he is loved by the liberals and his election is seen as an attempt to unite the Democratic Party. (Previous rank: 3)
3. Val Demings
: Even before Floyd’s death and his ongoing echoes, this Florida House member received criticism about his potential as a ticket companion for Biden. But now consider what Demings will do to the ticket: a former black police chief of a large southern city (Orlando) The problems in the law enforcement community are closely related to the brutality of the police. (Previous rank 5)
2. Keisha Lance Bottoms: Lance Bottoms’ speech last Friday night – amid fierce protests in Atlanta – a moment. It was emphatic. Tough. And deeply human. Since the beginning of the VP process, I have been the mayor of Atlanta almost on my list, but I was never sure that it would get to the top. Boy, I was wrong. (Previous rank: 6)
1. Kamala Harris: The position of the California senator has not changed for those who changed this week. If anything, the choice seems even more likely, since Harris is a 55-year-old younger generation than Biden, as he also has a rich experience as we know the values of Biden – the California attorney general and senator. (Previous rank: 1)