Is Kamala Harris going to be Joe Biden's running mate?

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  1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
    Stevennix2001posted 11 months ago

    While it hasn't been confirmed yet, I have heard rumors that Kamala Harris could be Joe Biden's running mate in the 2020 election.   First of all, does anyone know if that's true?   And assuming it does happen, then do you think having her as his Vice presidential candidate increases or decreases his chances at beating Trump in this year's election?

    1. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I think he may choose Congresswoman Val Demings. Something about her demeanor and her background in law enforcement might give her the edge Plus she represents Florida, can't hurt...

    2. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      The pundits have been saying that Ms. Harris is Biden's likely choice, but there has risen many questions about her loyalty and ambition as being counterproductive for a "running mate".

      For me, her policy stances and background do not resonate much with me as a progressive.

      But, I am somewhat biased, it is only fair that I reveal that.

      While she is not Black, in the areas of policy and understanding the structural bias that works within this society, and her willingness to get to the root of things, I consider her an honorary member.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image81
        Kathryn L Hillposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        ... heard it could be Michele. As in Mrs. Obama.

        1. Credence2 profile image80
          Credence2posted 10 months agoin reply to this

          I hope not. I just have a bad feeling about a celebrity mindset regarding Biden's choice.

          1. Sharlee01 profile image84
            Sharlee01posted 10 months agoin reply to this

            What do you think about Congresswoman Val Demings as his choice?  I think she would balance out the ticket. She is down the middle and slightly left, very sensible, so not sure the party would go for her.

            1. Credence2 profile image80
              Credence2posted 10 months agoin reply to this

              Yes, she will comfort many which is more toward Biden's moderate style than that of a progressive firebrand which is what I want.

              These are perilous times, and experience and qualifications for any VP candidate needs to be greater than that expected in the past.

              To move Washington and the "system" beyond "business as usual" will take a lot of heft, that would not come from a junior legislator.

              I consider all this, our current economic and political climate, to be akin to a major conflict and I need seasoned and determined soldiers to win the day.

              Warren is the only choice that I can see would alleviate the distrust of Joe Biden and his approach by the progressive wing of the party.

              Representative Demmings selection may fill many blocks, but still leave many more unaddressed.

              1. Sharlee01 profile image84
                Sharlee01posted 10 months agoin reply to this

                I think it is a time in history that we have a black woman represent the black people of the nation, bringing her experiences in law enforcement along with her. Plus, she can represent the many problems of systemic racism.

                I would think Warren being well-known for panderer would be a poor choice for the black community. She is one that would certainly offer the black of the country lots of free stuff. But this is what has been being done for decades by the DEm's. You might want to consider, free stuff has not worked to bring about the needed changes you seek...

                Just my opinion , but I think Warren would set black American's back, not bring them forward.

                1. Credence2 profile image80
                  Credence2posted 10 months agoin reply to this

                  Sharlee, here is more of my reasoning

                  An excerpt from an NBC article

                  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-e … enotenough

                  ---------

                  Jorden Giger, a 29-year-old teacher and Black Lives Matter activist in South Bend, Indiana, disagreed. While he understands the need for a diverse ticket, he wants Biden to pick Warren.

                  “Descriptive representation is not enough. It's not enough just to have a Black face in a high place,” Giger said by phone. “We need someone to actually champion our positions in a real way and she's the best there is.”

                  Giger argued that Warren’s policy record, such as crafting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and her aggressive oversight of Wall Street, shows she’s “ready on day one” and resembles what the Black community needs.

                  In a Morning Consult poll last month, 24 percent of Black voters said a Warren pick would make them more likely to vote for Biden, while 19 percent said the same of a Harris pick.
                  ----------
                  White folks always tell us that the candidates the are our best bet would "set us back"

                  Ms. Demmings does not have Warren's track record on dealing with the systemic issues.

                  It is not about free stuff, changing the systemic are more involved. The concept of "free stuff" is not new for certain entities within this society, they have been traditional and expected. Warren main theme is that the Government is not for sale.

                  1. Sharlee01 profile image84
                    Sharlee01posted 10 months agoin reply to this

                    Like I said I respect your opinion, and let me add I see your logic.

                    Please check out the facts on what she has and has really not done on Government site. I don't think you will be happy with her one you see factually she supported very little that would address any for of systemic racial problem. Education, housing, law enforcement has been low on her list... she has a very poor voting record only showing up about 50 % of the times to vote.  Kamala Harris missed was 3rd most absent in votes compared to All Senators Harris missed 61.9% bill voting. Val missed voting 3 out of over 700 bills 0.04%.

                    Take the time and get to know her factual record. This is the only way to really get to know how she operates. She panders, promises just about anything she feels her crowd wants to hear. Her time in Washinton shows she is a poor representative of the state she represents.

                    Lots of information but key in on the bill she has presented. This should give you an idea about her as a representative. When reviewing use sort box oldest dates. She entered the office in 2013. Please note most bills were proposed from 2016 on, before that year she put much of nothing forward. When she got the bug to run for office one can recognize she started putting forth bills.

                    Check out Bills Sponsored

                    Warren  Sponsored Bills
                    Issue Areas
                    Warren sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

                    "Health (28%) Armed Forces and National Security (23%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Education (8%) Labor and Employment (7%) Taxation (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)"

                    Her interests are obvious. I think the bottom of her list would be very important to all American's. Your hooking your wagon to a snake oil saleswoman. Study the facts of how she has spent her time. And you mentioned going after wall street which is big business. Do you really feel that going after big business after our reasons economy crash would benefit anyone? It would result in loss of jobs, wages staying stagnant, and loss of Federal taxes due to loss of jobs, and businesses pulling up stakes and some even leaving the country once again. I would think all should realize by now, going after banks and big business never works out well for the country. Plus now I see she may not be offering free stuff at all. She is a disaster.

                    Hey, you are a hard sell... LOL, I am a Trumper, and here I find myself trying to pick Joe a perfect VP. Go figure.
                    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/member … ren/412542

      2. GA Anderson profile image92
        GA Andersonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        "But, I am somewhat biased, it is only fair that I reveal that."

        Now that brought a chuckle. *psst. It wasn't as much of a "reveal" as you think it was Cred. ;-)

        GA

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image81
    Kathryn L Hillposted 10 months ago

    Which VP male candidate would be a good running mate for Joe?
    Adam Schiff?
    Bernie Sanders?

    I don't think Kamala will sit back and be very cooperative or quiet.
    I think Elizabeth could bide her time better, but she's not black ...
    or maybe she is!!!!

  3. The Masked Marauder profile image80
    The Masked Marauderposted 10 months ago

    Personally, I think Biden should select Nickie Halley just so I can have the pleasure of watching both Democrat and Republican heads spin around like Linda Blair in the Exorcist.

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image81
    Kathryn L Hillposted 10 months ago

    ... if he picks Obama he will win.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Well, he could actually ask Obama to be his VP. No law against it.
      "Calhoun (1825–1832) served under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. Additionally, neither the Constitution's eligibility provisions nor the Twenty-second Amendment's presidential term limit explicitly disqualifies a twice-elected president from serving as vice president."

      Not sure he would win. I mean I think Obama had so many American's disillusioned it lead to Trump's win.  I know Hillary has not added that to her long list of why she did not win. But, she may want to.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image81
        Kathryn L Hillposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Oh no. I predict a landslide if Michele gets picked.
        Hilary WOULD'NT DARE!


        And the Democrats would totally stoop to bringing in Michele.
        Oh yes, they would.

        After all, don't they believe that if beloved President Obama had been able to run a third term he would have won?
        ... and if he had won, all this misery we have been experiencing the ENTIRE last four years could have been avoided?

      2. Kathryn L Hill profile image81
        Kathryn L Hillposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        oh, interesting! I was thinking of his wife. If it is allowed, that would be an excellent male choice!

        1. Sharlee01 profile image84
          Sharlee01posted 10 months agoin reply to this

          I have wondered about that off and on. But, I think Michelle is living a nice family life and would have no want to return to the swamp. But you never know.

    2. Ken Burgess profile image90
      Ken Burgessposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      My wife is convinced this will be the pick as well, Michelle that is.

      Considering Obama's 'impromptu' (perhaps improper as well) political rant at Lewis' funeral service, I am thinking either Obama may be Biden's choice (well those pulling his strings, I doubt Biden even gets to choose what color Jello he is served, let alone who will be his VP).

      Legalities of it aside (who is following the law these days when it comes to politics anyways... we have businesses donating as people, we have mail in ballots... I mean, come on, there are no rules that can't be broken anymore)... it would likely be a clear road to victory for the Dems.

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image81
    Kathryn L Hillposted 10 months ago

    Can you really see K. Harris standing respectfully near Joe Biden?
    .. and what if he accidentally pats her hand or gently hugs her on camera,
    wouldn't she become unglued on the spot? wink

    Michele would just hug him back.
    Why I think so, I don't know. She just seems more easy going, ( ... or able to patiently endure.)
    And then once she's in office, it will be, "I am in, so is Barak!"
    ( ... which Bill Clinton told supporters when campaigning for his wife: "When Hilary is in the White House, I'll be there too!")

    1. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I think Kamala would so overpower Joe. She is very quick on her feet, and Joe,  well, not so much...

 
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