Joe Biden has publicly stated he will select a woman as his Vice Presidential Candidate. He also said he would name that person before May 1. That is why I have to publish this post in a rush.
According to media reports he is considering the following candidates:
Kamala Harris, Senator, Black/Indian
Amy Klobuchar, Senator, White
Elizabeth Warren, Senator, White
Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Governor, White
Stacey Abrams, Ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Georgia, Black
Catherine Masto, Senator, Hispanic
Tammy Duckworth, Senator, Asian-American
Vel Demings, Congresswoman, Black
Tammy Baldwin, Senator, White
Michelle Grisham, New Mexico Governor, Hispanic
I think Biden offering the Vice President slot to a woman is a consolation prize. He should select a candidate with legislative and executive experience. Vice President job is very important and more important this year considering Biden’s age (77) and his rumored health condition. If Biden wins the Presidential race, his Vice President should be ready to take over (potentially) on day one. This is no place for on the job hands on experience.
If I were Biden, I would choose any of the following:
Pete Buttigieg, Former Mayor, Rhodes Scholar, young, 38 years old, White
Andrew Yang, Entrepreneur, Lots of great ideas, young, 45 years old, Asian-American
Julian Castro, Served in the Obama Cabinet as Secretary of Housing and Development. Was a short listed Vice Presidential candidate for Hillary Clinton in 2016, young, 45 years old, Hispanic.
If Biden has to Choose a woman and that too a minority, I have 2 recommendations:
Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman, Samoan-American, First Hindu Member of U.S Congress (took oath of office with Bhagvat Gita in her hand). Out of the box thinker, Served the nation in the Military (She is a Major), deployed in the war zone both in Kuwait and Iraq, more republicans like her than democrats. Young, 38 years old. She could make a lot of republicans to vote for Biden. She won’t be selected by Biden because the “powers” in democratic party hate her. She got into a fight with Obama for not using the word radical Islamic terrorism. During the 2016 primary, she criticized Hillary Clinton and the Democratic national committee. Tulsi has now sued Hillary for defamation for $50 million for calling her a “Russian Agent”. Will Trump drop the sitting Vice President Mike Pense and select Tulsi? Wishful thinking. Not likely.
Biden said he will select a woman to be his Vice President. But never said a woman belonging to Democratic Party. He is at liberty to select a candidate from the opposition Republican Party also. There is a perfect candidate for him. Condoleezza Rice, Woman, Black, 65 years. Former U.S. Secretary of State, Former U.S National Security Advisor, Former Provost of Stanford University. She could make lot of republicans to vote for Biden. Ready to take over as President in a minute. Is Biden considering Rice? I don’t know.
If I were a betting man I would put (Biden choosing) one dollar on Kamala Harris and another dollar on Amy Klobuchar. Dark Horse candidate is Stacey Abrams.