Yeah, I get that it is pretty much all about the optics these days... I just kinda feel like that with Biden’s age it should be taken a bit more seriously. He should have started from a wide pool of candidates and vetted it down from there. If it still ended up being black women, great. I would have at least known he took a look at others. I just don’t like the fact that he limited his pool of candidates from the start...and those limits were fairly superficial...
While it would be exciting have a black female as a VP candidate, I know from experience that those basic characteristics fade quickly. I remember thinking it was pretty cool when McCain chose Palin, a female to be his vp. That feeling quickly faded when we started learning about her. Palin would have been a trainwreck. Glad she never got close to the presidency.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure this was one of the reasons why Obama won by such a large margin in 2008. McCain was pretty popular with most Republicans, but Palin was only loved by the fringe and far-right while the rest of the party couldn't really stomach her. And considering McCain's age and health, there was a big chance that he could die in office. So probably more than one republican went and voted against Palin in the election.
Looking at Biden's potential VP choices, I would choose Val Demings, as she seems to be the most progressive of the bunch.
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