We don’t know who Joe Biden will choose to be his Vice President, only that he’s narrowed down the search to half of the U.S. population.
That his pick will be a woman is all we know – and currently the bookies have Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren as the most likely picks. That Harris is currently the most likely is ironic considering that it was only months ago she was blasting him on the debate stage for effectively being a racist (over busing policy).
Few are putting their money on Hillary Clinton, but her as VP is entirely within the realm of possibility. Certainly the woman who wanted to be president her entire life would be willing to be second in commend to a man who indicated he doesn’t fully expect to survive his first term in office. Or maybe she’ll just want to take over entirely.
As reported by GregJarrett.com:
Enter, Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Hill writes “eventually, the coronavirus will no longer excuse Biden’s invisibility; he will have to engage in the kind of give-and-take that often shows him getting befuddled, including real – not scripted – town halls and interviews.” And when he does, “the public will see what numerous Democrats have noted sotto voce – Obama’s former wingman is struggling with some cognitive decline.”
The Hill says Dem party officials are worried about Sanders swooping in, and are desperately seeking backup plan upon a backup plan. One such idea “has been to convince Biden to step aside in favor of the very popular Michelle Obama, seen as a sure bet to beat Trump.” However, it seems the former first lady has no interest in heading back to the White House.
“That leaves Hillary Clinton,” writes The Hill. “Biden could choose Clinton as his running mate, and then step down before the election and allow Hillary to run in his place.” The thought of that is both amusing and nauseating at the same time. The Hill mentions a townhall Clinton recently shared with Biden on women’s issues, during which she “reminisced” about her time with Obama in the White House and “recalled meetings in the Situation Room.”
Most recently, she joined Vice President Biden in a town hall devoted to women’s issues, during which she effusively endorsed her long-time colleague. She reminisced about their time together in the Obama administration, talked about their mutual love of Scranton, Pa., where her father grew up, and recalled meetings in the Situation Room.
In fact, Clinton talked so much about their shared history that it was easy to forget that she was endorsing Joe Biden. It almost sounded as though she were touting her own resume instead.
How bad are things for Democrats when they’re viewing their best option as re-running the 2016 presidential election silver medalist?
While Hillary Clinton wasn’t able to make history as America’s first female president, running as VP would allow her to make history as the first woman to lose back to back presidential elections.