Biden’s Babes: Who’s Up for VP

It’s no surprise to find Joe Biden considering several women to be his running mate.

He needs a woman’s touch to soften his creepy image.

Especially considering the Tara Reade scandal. I promise, we haven’t heard the last from her.

Of course, from where I sit, I think this woman needs to be what my dad used to call “scrappy.” She’ll have to constantly fend off unwanted advances and choke down inappropriate comments. But she’ll get the coveted title of Vice President. I’m sure Biden thinks such a title buys him a few ‘extra favors’ from his new running mate.

So, who exactly will Biden put on the ballot? Considering the pool of candidates democrats started with in the presidential category, we have a large pool of women to choose from.

The Contenders

Let’s start with Karen Bass.

Her name isn’t real big on the national stage. But many democrats mince at the sight of her name on Biden’s list. Apparently, she made some Fidel Castro comments that landed her in hot water back in 2016. However, she’s black. And Biden is desperate for a colored running mate. Democrats promised to rid the world of the same old white guy they’ve always had. Thus, they’re reverting to Obama-times in their search for a black VP.

The New York Post elaborates:

Bass is one of several women who Biden is considering for vice president. His team is scrambling to vet more women of color in response to nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and racial inequality.

And when it comes to the Castro incident, there is certainly a group of leftists willing to forgive and forget.

The Post adds:

“I disagree with the Congresswoman’s comments on Cuba. I invite people to come to Miami where we can educate them on the tyrannical dictatorship that has decimated Cuba for 60 years,” Rep. Donna Shalala told Politico. “My focus is on helping her and Joe Biden win Florida, the White House, and save our country.”

Clearly, Shalala isn’t playing with a full deck. Biden ascended to Capital Hill in 1973. If he possessed the skills to save our country, why hasn’t he used them in the last 47 years?

Next up, Kamala Harris

Some say Harris is the front-runner for VP. But I’m not so sure. During the primary debates, Kamala Harris accused Joe Biden of racism. Of course, she buttered it up, saying she didn’t believe he meant to be a racist. But he supported policies that painted him as an obstacle for black people.

The Washington Post wrote at the time:

[Harris] accused [Biden] of opposing policies that allowed black girls like her to attend integrated schools. “There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day,” she said. “That little girl was me.”

Perhaps Biden and Harris both moved on from the busing fiasco. But that doesn’t mean Kamala is in the clear.

As WaPo explains:

For Harris, who has emerged as a top contender to join the Democratic ticket and is the most prominent African American woman under consideration, last summer’s exchange has complicated her prospects in the eyes of some Biden allies. Although some have moved on from it, others said it was not so easy to forget, particularly since Harris was a friend of Biden’s late son, Beau.

“I’m Irish and we Irish hold grudges,” said John Morgan, a Florida trial lawyer and major Biden donor. “It was vicious. It was meant to kill him. And she was probably the one he never would have expected it from, which to me made it more treacherous.”

In other words, Kamala might be colored, but she’s got the morals of a Clinton.

Then we have Elizabeth Warren.

She’s the biggest joke in Washington. She doesn’t have any color in her. Unless we’re still counting her Native American ancestry. But she is a woman. So if voters look past the squeaky white wheel, it’s possible for Creepy Joe and Pocahontas to roll together.

To be honest, I’m sad that Warren isn’t standing in Biden’s shoes. I’ve spent four years dying to see Warren debate Donald Trump. But I’m sure Trump will still rip her to shreds if she lands on the ballot.

Unbelievably, CNN reported numbers from a CBS poll. It showed 7/10 democrats WANT Warren as the future VP. And remember, Hillary Clinton considered on Warren for VP in 2016. The appeal was Warren’s ability to rake in the Sanders’ supporters. But Hillary knew Warren wasn’t a “fall in line” kind of girl.

The Unlikelies

We’ve got several more in the line-up. But it’s highly unlikely one of these women could secure the nomination.

Among them we have:

    • Stacey Abrams
        • Abrams made a name for herself as the first black woman to run for governor in Georgia. However, she’s spent months saying she wasn’t interested in being VP. Now she backpeddles in traditional leftist fashion. As CNN notes: The former Georgia gubernatorial nominee officially endorsed Biden earlier this week — kind of late, no? — and sought to clarify her past comments that she would not be interested in being his VP.

          “If folks pay attention to my answer from March, all the way through the last few weeks I’ve never wavered,” Abrams said. “I’ve always said you don’t run for second place in a primary, but I would be honored to serve with the nominee, and that remains true.”

    • Susan Rice
        • Rice has, by far, more experience than anyone on this list. Of course, her greatest downfall is her status as an Obama holdover. But that means Biden’s worked with her before. That could be a selling point for Rice. But remember, she was there during Benghazi. And she knew what was happening with Flynn. Put Rice on the ballot and she’ll be forced to answer some tough questions. Not that she’d tell the truth at this point.
    • Amy Klobuchar
        • Klobuchar touts that Midwest charm. But that’s about her only quality. In fact, I can’t recall a single point she campaigned on when she threw her hat in the presidential ring. But it’s a moot point, because Klobuchar already threw in the towel. In fact, she quit in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

          According to NPR:

          Klobuchar says she called Biden and told him, “I truly believe … this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket.”
          “There are so many incredibly qualified women. But if you want to heal this nation right now. My party, yes, but our nation, this is sure a hell of way to do it. And that’s just what I think after being through this in my state.”

          Biden praised Klobuchar on Twitter after she made her announcement, saying she had “grit and determination.”

There are more women in Biden’s sites, but none who have names worth remembering. But it will be interesting to see who Biden chooses. And given Biden’s history of womanizing, it will be more interesting to see how long it takes her to give him one good smack, right in the kisser!




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