BREAKING: Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris to be his running mate.
From The New York Times:
Ms. Harris, 55, is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party, and only the fourth woman in history to be chosen for one of their presidential tickets. She brings to the race a far more vigorous campaign style than Mr. Biden’s, including a gift for capturing moments of raw political electricity on the debate stage and elsewhere, and a personal identity and family story that many find inspiring.
A pragmatic moderate who spent most of her career as a prosecutor, Ms. Harris was seen throughout the vice-presidential search as among the safest choices available to Mr. Biden. She has been a reliable ally of the Democratic establishment, with flexible policy priorities that largely mirror Mr. Biden’s, and her supporters argued that she could reinforce Mr. Biden’s appeal to Black voters and women without stirring particularly vehement opposition on the right or left.
What do you think of the choice? Share your thoughts below.
(Harris image via screen grab.)
I like John McKee’s proposal for the cabinet. Wouldn’t mind being the tea lady in his office.
Of course, we’d have to have a place for Bemused in there somewhere too.
I agree with John McKee that her personality will be a great plus on the ticket. That winsome smile and twinkle in the eye won’t make people forget that she’s been a star in practically every hearing she’s participated in. Can’t wait for the debate with Pence.
At the risk of ‘playing the woman card’, I’d also suggest that Ms Harris’ naughty smile and the twinkle in her eye will do her no harm whatsoever.