At the age of 77, if former Vice President Joe Biden, the supposed Democratic presidential candidate, wins the 2020 presidential election, he would be the oldest man ever elected president, surpassing President Donald Trump who put the mark in 2016. at the age of 70. he’s got has not been committed
to fight for a second term if he was to win in November.
Biden has already made history by committing to choosing a female partner. Fortunately for him, there are many talented and experienced women who are legitimate candidates for the spot. We believe that California Sen. Kamala Harris, Florida spokeswoman Val Demings and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice should be at the top of Biden’s list.
We agree with Perry Bacon of 538 assessment
that the choice of a Black Woman is an important recognition of both descriptive (how much a candidate looks like the electorate) and symbolic representation (how a candidate explains an idea that corresponds to the electorate). Such a choice is likely to reinforce Biden’s positive perceptions of the Democratic base – a base that is irritated by racial unrest and protests across the country. Otherwise, the turnout among the marginal voters who could prove costly in a close competition may be reduced.
Other factors that drive the vice president’s selection process include: compensation, geography and qualifications. Harris, Demings and Rice are able to meet all of these criteria.
The imbalance has often served as a means of balancing ideology on a ticket – connecting a moderate to a more conservative or liberal candidate and vice versa. More recently, candidates have taken into account other factors such as age, race, gender and religion. Former President Barack Obama’s election for Biden was a means of balancing age, race and experience.
Geography is valued for how a vice president’s choice can improve the chances of tickets winning those states that are necessary for the victory of Electoral College. While research shows that partners are running rarely bring a ticket status
, is an account that examines all campaigns. The choice of Harris, Demings or Rice could boost attendance in important urban areas of the swing state with large African-American populations such as Charlotte, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and so on.
A candidate’s qualifications are critical, as they are far from becoming president. Voters must be confident that their partner is ready for the task, if the occasion demands it. Biden’s advanced age and lack of commitment to a possible second term make his choice a true heir apparent.
Harris, Deming and Rice all have the qualifications to be president and could take the job on the first day, if necessary – and this is perhaps the most important reason why they should be taken seriously. Everyone has experience at the federal level and each controls important frameworks related to a battle with the Trump-Pence ticket.
Harris has been particularly impressive in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings (especially with Attorney General Bill Barr and Supreme Court Judge Brett Cavanaugh). He also ran for the presidency of the Democratic Party in 2020 and has successfully run across the country for both Attorney General and US Secretary of State in California, a state with fifth largest economy
in the world and a population of 40 million.
Although Demings has had a relatively short political career, he is very impressive. He played a key role in the trial of Trump’s Senate and comes from the important state of Florida. The Demings climbed into the ranks to become Head of the Orlando Police Department
before being elected to the United States House. The first-hand experience of both Harris and Demings with the criminal justice system would be beneficial in tackling possible police reforms in a policy area that could be a major issue during 2020.
While Rice has never held an electoral office, she has a wealth of high-level expertise in politics, having served in both the Bill Clinton and Obama administrations. Her experience as a national security adviser and ambassador to the United Nations during her entire Obama presidency provides Rice with qualifications at the highest levels of domestic and international affairs.
The ability of Democrats to prove color voters in November is vital and one of the keys to Democrat victory. This is especially important given that around 9 out of 10 African Americans generally vote Democrats
In particular, the attendance of African Americans in 2016 decreased for the first time in a generation, decreasing nationally 7 percentage points from 2012 to 2016
, according to the Pew Research Center. The decrease was particularly pronounced in many critical oscillation states.
According an analysis by the Center for American Progress
, African-American attendance fell 19 points in Wisconsin, 10 in Ohio and 9 in North Carolina. While the least intense reductions were evident in Michigan, Florida and Pennsylvania, white attendance actually increased. critical situations
. Trump is back Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida and Pennsylvania
from Obama’s column to his own, winning each of these states by about 1 percentage point or less. Less than 80,000 votes (more than 13 million votes) Michigan
, and Wisconsin
made the distinction between President Trump and President Hillary Clinton. This underscores how important each vote was in these critical volatile situations.
The choice of Harris, Demings or Rice would make an exciting statement during this turbulent period and will serve to provide a balance for Biden. Pairing a woman of color with a 77-year-old white man would not only make history, but could also raise the attendance levels among African Americans similar to those observed in 2008 and 2012 – something Democrats probably must have done to ensure 2020 victory.