Although Biden made it clear a few months ago that he would choose a lady, there now seems to be a lot of support for him to choose a black woman-making history (no black woman has ever participated in the national ticket of either party) At the same time, he conveyed a very clear message to the black community that he not only understood the importance of the nomination to black people, but also believed that they needed to make an important speech in the White House.
(Biden’s “you are not black” gaffe, although not as important as a nationwide protest against police brutality, also played a role in this calculation.)
With this in mind, I made a major change to the ranking of vice presidents this week. The most likely draft right now is all African American women. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota had a big drop this week, and I was questioned about her record as the top prosecutor in Minnesota after she was elected to the Senate in 2016. Plunge.
These rankings change every week, so if your favorite is not in her due rank (or even not on the list), there will always be next week. Speaking of here Last week’s ranking. Michelle Obama must warn that the former first lady is not on this list because she has never expressed interest in becoming a politician. If she does so, she will immediately jump to the top of these rankings.
10. Gina Raimondo
: If you believe a) Biden will have a self-identified moderate in his final vice president group, and b) Klobuchar and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, another Self-harm this week
, Going in the wrong direction on this list, then the Governor of Rhode Island is likely to fill this gap. (I have long believed that Biden will be moderate in his last three games; I’m not sure if I think this has passed.) The policy-centric Raimondo won from Like the conservative columnist George Will
And show willingness to make difficult choices in the office. (Previous ranking: Not ranked)
9. Amy Klobuchar (Amy Klobuchar): Minnesota Senator’s record issues when he was the chief prosecutor in Hennepin County (Minneapolis) in the early 2000s have been plaguing VP speculation. But the death of George Floyd made this record (many black leaders think it was too pro-police) a top priority.
Given the current sentiment within the Democratic Party, it is difficult to see Biden taking such a big risk when choosing Klobchar. (Previous ranking: 2)
8. Tammy Duckworth: Although the Illinois Senator did not get as many buzzes as the other names on this list, her profile stood with any of them: a helicopter pilot in Iraq, when she lost her legs and When using one arm, she was shot down. She was later elected to the US House of Representatives and Senate from Illinois. In the days since Floyd encountered difficulties in Minneapolis, she has still expressed her voice: “George Floyd’s death is unnecessary, Heartbreaking,” she wrote in a CNN column on Monday. “This is a tragedy, but shockingly, this is not unusual.” (Previous ranking: Not ranked)
7. Stacey Abrams
Published in the New York Times on Thursday (No, no that One
), Abrams argued that the best way to respond to Freud’s death was to vote for people of color and then vote in November.
The minority leader of the Georgian House of Representatives wrote: “Voting is the first step in a long and complicated process, which is tedious and crucial.” Wise words-implying that she is ready to lead is vital to all minority communities The problem. (Previous ranking: 9)
6. Susan Rice
: If Biden wants to pick the woman with the most hands-on experience in foreign policy and national security issues, Rice is undoubtedly the first on the list-once serving as a national security adviser and US ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama administration. But she also carries her luggage-the most notable Statement after the attack in Libya in Benghazi
And her January 20, 2017, emailed to Michael Flynn. (Previous ranking: 7)
5. Michelle Lujan Grisham (Michelle Lujan Grisham)Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto withdrew himself from consideration by the vice president. This move made New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham the highest-ranked Latino among vice presidents.
(Other names, such as the representative of Texas. Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia are still far away in my opinion. Increased criticism of Trump
And his response to Freud’s death. (Previous ranking: 8)
4. Elizabeth Warren: As mentioned above, I think it is very much Biden may choose a black woman as his running mate. If he does not do this, the Massachusetts Senator may be the best opportunity because she is loved by liberals, and her choice is seen as an attempt to unite the Democratic Party. (Previous ranking: 3)
3. Val Demings
: Even before Floyd died and before Floyd reverberated, the Florida House of Representatives praised her potential as a Biden ticket partner But, now consider how Demings will handle ticketing: a black former police chief in a large southern city (Orlando), he knows Problems within the law enforcement community are closely related to police brutality. (Previous ranking 5)
2. Keisha Lance bottom: Lance Bottoms’ speech last Friday night-during the violent protest in Atlanta- moment. She is very sympathetic. tough. And deep humanity. Since the beginning of the VP program, I have included the mayor of Atlanta, but I am not sure whether she will be promoted to the top. Boy, I was wrong. (Previous ranking: 6)
1. Kamala Harris: The position of the California senator has not changed with regard to all changes on the list this week. If anything, Harris seems to be more likely to be an active-duty woman now because she is 55 years old and a younger generation than Biden, but she has extensive experience-as California Attorney General and Senator- We know the value of Biden. (Previous ranking: 1)