Here’s a long article on Biden’s upcoming VP pick.
In short, it says it’s between Harris, Susan Rice, and Karen Bass. Gretchen Whitmer (Mich. Gov) and Warren are longshots.
Harris was the favorite until Biden delayed his announcement. That is believed to indicate a lot of in-house resistance to Harris in Biden’s camp due to Harris’ scathing attack on Biden during the debates.
Harris has been spending time on the phone self promoting.
It might be a highly fluid pick but I don’t see one gender fluid candidate in that article. To represent the party as it stands today where is the transgender VP option? I don’t see any transabled or gender fluid candidates either. Not much love for the Latino community in these picks and Warrens .00005% Native American blood hardily represents native Americans.
Biden doesn’t have the authority to name his replacement. If he bows out before the convention, the convention will nominate someone. If he bows out after the convention the DNC will name Biden’s replacement.
Biden doesn’t have enough delegates to give away to nominate someone. Many of the state primaries were not held. He will get the superdelegates if he is still there at convention time. He won’t be able to award them to anyone else if he’s not there.
What would be the reaction if Biden announced the name of an older white male and stated “This time, I decided to go with the most capable, experienced person I could find, without regard to gender or race”. What would be the reaction of Democrats? Independents?