David Gordon at Blog for Arizona asks Is it Too Early to Start Veepstakes in the Democratic Party? And he answers May the best Woman Win.
With the Democratic Presidential Contest down to two over 75-year-old white men, several political journalists and pundits have already started to speculate on who Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders would pick as their Vice President.
The position, especially with two potential nominees approaching 80, also demands that a person be ready to assume the Presidency should the need arise.
Gordon’s list includes (in alphabetical order):
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto
Representative Val Demings
Senator Kamala Harris
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Senator Elizabeth Warren
Governor Gretchen Whitmer
See Gordon’s post for more information on each of those listed.
They would all bring increased voter enthusiasm to the ticket but there would be regional and demographic fluctuations.
Whoever Biden or Sanders picks from this or any other list, they need to pass their first test as a potential President: picking a Vice President that could be ready on a moment’s notice to become the country’s leader.
If the Vice President is to be a lady, Biden and Sanders should make sure that she is ready to be President.
Nothing else matters and the Voters should appreciate that.