Biden Already Choosing His Running Mate, Before Announcing He’s Running For President?
It’s all but certain that Joe Biden will be running for President in the 2020 election.
He hasn’t made any formal announcement yet, but it is expected that he will make one very soon.
It also appears as though he may have even chosen his running mate already, and it is such a terrible choice if I do say so myself.
In an article from Axios, it is mentioned that, “Close advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are debating the idea of packaging his presidential campaign announcement with a pledge to choose Stacey Abrams as his vice president.”
A spokeswoman for Stacey Abrams released a statement recently saying,
Stacey Abrams’ spokesperson released a statement on Thursday in response to an Axios scoop that Joe Biden is considering naming her his running mate at the same time he announces his bid for president.
“Abrams continues to keep all options on the table for 2020 and beyond. She has met with over half a dozen presidential contenders to discuss their commitment to voting rights and to investing in Georgia.”
According to Fox News,
The strategy could be seen as a gimmick that the former vice president needs to stand out in a large Democratic 2020 field, and Biden could be seen as having “an air of inevitability.” And it could raise the question of whether Biden feels out of step with the current political climate, concerned about decades-old political positions the longtime senator from Delaware held that now are unpopular among Democrats.
“I don’t think it’s necessary. I don’t think he should feel it’s something he has to do. At the end of the day he’ll go out there and make his own case,” explained Elleithee, a senior spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign who later served as communications director for the Democratic National Committee.
“He may choose to name a running mate before the end of the primary season but I don’t he needs to feel compelled to do it on day one. I think that could actually detract a bit from a bigger message,” Elleithee added.