This is the political equivalent of believing that Michael Jordan’s true talents lay on the baseball diamond. https://t.co/BnFChXY49s
— Peter Wolf (@peterawolf) May 17, 2020
Of course Nancy Pelosi is right where she and the Goddess intended her to be, but let’s take some time away from the Inevitable Ugliness(es) to discuss Biden’s potential partner.
Right now, assuming she wants the job, Kamala Harris is my personal favorite — she’s ready, she’s tested, and she’ll drive the Squatter-in-Chief even further out of his nasty rotted little mind. My favorite senator Elizabeth Warren, I get the feeling, is salivating at the chance to head up the Democratic Senate rooting out corruption the minute Lord Smallgloves (and, it can only be hoped, #MoscowMitch) flee DC (possibly for dachas in the glorious motherland, where Vlad the Interferer can better keep an eye on them). To which I say: You go, Liz!
But Biden has any number of excellent options, including no doubt some that we’re not yet aware of…
ICYMI: "A Biden-Duckworth ticket would emphasize Biden’s key selling points without taking on any new risks. Duckworth would help Biden stay the course and stay ahead in this race — which is exactly what he needs."https://t.co/vHHJ5oLe7t
— VoteVets (@votevets) May 16, 2020
if at this point anyone still thinks Republicans are the “law and order” party, then by “law and order” they mean “white people rule,” and I don’t think Val Demings is going to win them over. https://t.co/D3cRuyEtrD
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) May 18, 2020
Excellent read from Jonathan Capeheart, in the Washington Post — “Biden has four great options for a black female running mate. One is his best”:
… Biden knows how important it is to have an empowered governing partner who commands respect inside and outside the White House. That’s who he was as vice president to former president Barack Obama, and Biden is right to want the same for himself.
Before I list some popular choices, let me obliterate an argument that has cropped up in response to my first post. When folks say that whomever Biden selects should be the most qualified or that “identity politics only gets you so far,” they should be aware of how that hits the African American ear. Since Jim Crow, such sentiments have been used to question our abilities and snuff out our ambitions. No matter how brilliant we are, we are never brilliant enough in a world that still believes someone not straight or white or male (usually all three) is inherently unqualified for any role, let alone being a heartbeat away from the presidency.
The four black women most often mentioned as a possible Biden running mate defy that racist notion. They are worthy of the speculation…
You wanna know his pick, you’ll have to read the whole thing.
Just gonna throw this out there: Biden's VP pick is going to be Terri Sewell and within 24 hours there will be no less than a trillion articles about how picking a black former corporate lawyer shows the shallowness of identity politics.
— Tentin Quarantino (@agraybee) May 19, 2020
Hmmm. Per Wikipedia:
Terrycina Andrea “Terri” Sewell (born January 1, 1965) is an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served as the U.S. Representative since 2011 for Alabama’s 7th congressional district, which includes most of the Black Belt, as well as most of the predominantly black portions of Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and Montgomery. Alongside U.S. Senator Doug Jones, Sewell is one of two Democrats in Alabama’s congressional delegation. A native of Selma, Sewell is a graduate of Princeton University, Harvard Law School, and Oxford University. Before entering politics, she was a securities lawyer for Davis Polk & Wardwell. She is the first African-American woman to have been elected to Congress from Alabama, and, along with Republican Martha Roby, was one of the first women elected to Congress from Alabama in a regular election…
As I said: Lotsa fine choices available!