Here’s DKODING Top 3 Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Stacey Abrams and their chances to be Joe Biden’s vice president candidate in the upcoming 2020 US elections.
Though former President Barack Obama has ruled out Michelle Obama running for Vice President Post — but Democrats are still increasingly building pressure around it for Biden-Obama combination to beat President Trump.
If we have to go with the expert opinion and analysis — leaving aside rumours then has to be one of these top 3 remarkable politicians — Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams and Amy Klobuchar — on merit they stand the best chance to be Joe Biden’s pick for Vice President.
As Joe Biden formally begins his Vice Presidential selection process, he needs to finalize a candidate who compliments him in every way and strengthens the Democratic ticket in the areas where he is weak. While there are many names doing the rounds to be Joe Biden’s vice president candidates, it is believed that these top 3 women — Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams and Amy Klobuchar have the brightest chance.
Joe Biden’s Shortcomings
A New York Times report has beautifully categorized his shortcomings that he needs to work on. One of them is his lack of support and interest among the youth, something that Bernie Sanders enjoyed. Biden’s second shortcoming is that he has consistently lost on Latino support, and the third shortcoming is that like Hilary Clinton, he has failed to generate voter excitement especially among African-Americans. This could result in, as per the NYT report, a drop in voter turnout among key constituencies of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Where Stacey Abrams Scores
In such a scenario, Stacey Abrams helps to overcome Biden’s shortcomings as she is a black woman who enjoys immense popularity among the youth. She is also surely to win the support of Latino voters, and will most definitely get the support of Black voters as was seen is her performance among black voters in the race of governor of Georgia in 2018.
Will Kamala Harris Be Joe Biden’s Vice President Pick?
Another top pick could be Californian senator Kamala Harris. Biden’s former competitor for the 2020 presidential nomination, Harris has the credibility, strength and experience of holding several high profile positions in the past. Also being a person of color could benefit Biden in winning votes of Hispanic as well as black voters.
Calling Harris “perhaps the most logical choice, plus, her former job as California’s top prosecutor would make her perfect for mudslinging Trump during presidential debates. Also at 55, she is younger to Biden by almost 2 decades and can likely get the support of the youth.
She’s brilliant and she’s dedicated, she’s tough…She also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general…It’s true! C’mon.President Barack Obama speaking about California Attorney General Kamala Harris
Can Amy Klobuchar Be The Lucky one?
59-year-old Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is also a top contender for the candidature of Biden’s running mate. She exceeded expectations in the Democratic primary by her performance in New Hampshire, but ultimately could not compete with her better-financed competitors. An Aljazeera report says as her politics are in line with Biden’s, picking her might help him win northern swing states, including Minnesota, which Trump lost to Hillary Clinton by less than 3 percentage points in 2016.
She has also curried favor of Biden by bowing out of the presidential race just before Super Tuesday and helping Biden in securing the nomination, and beating the progressive Bernie Sanders by consolidating support from the moderate wing of the party. A report in The Washington Post says that Klobuchar can appeal to swing voters who are uncomfortable with liberals but appalled by the current management in the White House. Hence, she might appease these set of voters.
Whosoever Biden picks as his Vice President candidate, it will be someone who has the experience in areas where he is lacking, someone who is popular among the youth as well as voters of color. Most definitely someone who has the muscle, courage and a vision to stand up against Donald Trump.