Joe Biden’s campaign said he will announce his running mate very soon.
They claim it will come sometime in the first week of August—but he’s got a few problems.
One is a Politico announcement that apparently went out too soon. The other is a photograph a reporter took of Joe’s notes.
Politico appears to have jumped the gun on reporting that Kamala Harris was chosen to be Joe Biden’s running mate.
Biden, set to announce his VP pick next week, was beaten to the punch by Politico in its “running-mate rundown,” which indicated that he chose the California senator on August 1.
This is what Joe’s own notes say:
An Associated Press photographer snagged a photo of Biden’s notes following his speech in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. The notes had Harris’ name followed by “Do not hold grudges,” “Campaigned with me & Jill,” “Talented,” “Great help to campaign” and “Great respect for her.”
The circumstances surrounding Biden’s pick are very mysterious.
Normally, a vice president pick is announced sometime before the national convention.
The presidential candidate’s campaign releases the name and the person appears at the convention.
But why all the secrecy? And why is the campaign refusing to announce the pick—only for Politico and this reporter to “leak” it?
Take a second look at the photograph and you’ll notice Biden seems to be holding it up for display.
Is the campaign leaking it on purpose? Why would they do that?
Harris and Biden were somewhat enemies during the primaries. Harris herself is on the progressive side of the party.
But she does have a history of prosecuting minorities—that might not go over well with leftists who want to defund police.
Biden might be criticized for picking Harris, a woman of color, as an attempt to pander to minority voters.
These “leaks” might be a way of testing the waters of public opinion. If liberals are upset about the Harris pick, the campaign can quickly pivot, pick a “safer” person, and just say the leaks were wrong.
If liberals are excited about Harris, then the campaign can just go ahead with the decision.
Either way, Joe Biden has the difficult job of trying to win over moderate voters from Donald Trump. Yet Biden and his campaign continue to lurch left, possibly alienating many within his own party.
If Harris ends up his running mate, it might not seal the deal with many voters.
Do you think Kamala Harris would help or hurt Biden’s chances against Donald Trump?
- Leaks reveal that Joe Biden might be picking Kamala Harris as his VP.
- Biden’s campaign states the official announcement will go out in August.
- Defund police leftists might not like Harris, who was a relentless prosecutor of minorities.