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Report: Biden Considering Stacey Abrams as Vice President to Prove He ‘Isn’t Just Another Old White Guy’

Report: Biden Considering Stacey Abrams as Vice President to Prove He ‘Isn’t Just Another Old White Guy’

The left has split on the decision.

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Axios reported this morning that former Vice President Joe Biden’s closest advisors said that he may consider Stacey Abrams, the woman who lost the Georgia governor race, as his vice president. From Axios:

Why it matters: The popular Georgia Democrat, who at age 45 is 31 years younger than Biden, would bring diversity and excitement to the ticket — showing voters, in the words of a close source, that Biden “isn’t just another old white guy.”

  • But the decision poses considerable risk, and some advisers are flatly opposed. Some have pointed out that in a Democratic debate, he could be asked why no one on the stage would be a worthy running mate.
  • Advisers also know that the move would be perceived as a gimmick.

Speculation over the partnership began last week when Abrams met with Biden in DC last week. The Associated Press learned that Biden requested the meeting. Neither one offered details about what happened during their lunch.

Abrams has brushed aside any speculation about 2020 because she wants to “decide first whether she wants to challenge Republican Sen. David Perdue, a freshman who has emerged as one of Trump’s most vocal supporters on Capitol Hill.”

Even though she lost the governor race, Abrams has remained in the limelight. She claimed the loss happened due to “widespread voter suppression during the 2018 election cycle, which she further claims is racially motivated.” She also gave the Democrat response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union.

The Left Responds

The left has shown a split response to this news. Over at Vox, Matthew Yglesias doesn’t bash Biden over Abrams, but he voiced his reasons why picking a vice president in the primary is not a good idea:

The selection of a vice president is one of the most substantively important decisions a president makes. You want to draw from the broadest possible talent pool, and making the selection early is antithetical to that on a whole number of levels — most importantly because a lot of key talent won’t necessarily be willing to embrace your cause so early. (Including the rest of the field running for the nomination.)

Locking yourself into the relatively narrow category of “politicians who are willing to make an early Joe Biden endorsement” ends up excluding a huge number of people, could prove tactically disadvantageous during a general election, and would be a blown opportunity to improve governance if Biden won.

Jonathan Chait at The New Yorker finds the Abrams pick brilliant. He believes the pick “would help address Biden’s cringe-inducing and sometimes ghastly history of retrograde positions on segregation and criminal justice.” He also thinks it will help Biden’s run “feel more serious.” Biden has a problem with gaffes, which caused his previous presidential races to move him “to irrelevance.” Chait continued:

Paradoxically, he is a polling front-runner who needs to get the press corps to take him seriously.

From that standpoint, it’s odd to see “inevitability” treated as an argument against joining early with Abrams. “Naming an early running mate could help feed into an air of inevitability,” one senior Democrat who admires Biden tells CNN, which might be “problematic for his candidacy.” So the campaign would appear inevitable, like Hillary Clinton? Or Mitt Romney? Or George W. Bush? Or Al Gore? Or other candidates who were treated as prohibitive front-runners from the beginning of the race and then … won the primary? That’s bad?

It also puts Biden in a bind. If he decides not to pick Abrams the left will probably scream RACIST at him. On Twitter, people have said that Biden is using Abrams. Others have made it seem like his argument to pick her to not look like “another old white man” is not working.

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Comments

DouglasJBender | March 21, 2019 at 11:07 am

Yin and Yang:

White and Black
Male and Female
Old and Youngish
Thin and…Not-So-Thin
Liar and Liar.

Well, four out of five, anyway.

Do it, Joe B! I’ll order more popcorn. 😀

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to barbara. | March 21, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Fyi

    Report: Multiple World Leaders Supporting Joe Biden Presidential Bid…
    Posted by sundance

    The last refuge

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to barbara. | March 21, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Fyi

    Report: Multiple World Leaders Supporting Joe Biden Presidential Bid…
    Posted by sundancesundanceGg
    The last refuge

10 or so years ago, the City of dallas hired Terrell bolton as police chief who was an affirmative action hire – a complete failure.

Obuma was similar affirmative action hire – but democrats want to continue the trend

Slogan would be Pander and Grope?

The Friendly Grizzly | March 21, 2019 at 11:28 am

Translation: I’m using a racial token to be “inclusive”. Qualifications mean nothing. Race and sex DOES.

Colonel Travis | March 21, 2019 at 11:28 am

Ripped from the pages of Why, Some Of My Best Friends Are Black! magazine.

He also thinks it will help Biden’s run “feel more serious.”

Hehe, he said “feel”!

Anybody trying to make a case for Joe “The Octopus” Biden is going to have to tread very carefully.

    C. Lashown in reply to tom_swift. | March 21, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    WONDER how MSM will report POTUS getting a broken arm because he groped the VP? LOL Just wait until he pinch’s this buffalo on the butt and she makes him a knuckle sandwich!

Diversity? Maybe. If she’s qualified, go for it.

    MarkS in reply to n.n. | March 21, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    This is a result of Trump getting elected and now all these Dems feel that is The Donald can do it, so can they, but as Limbaugh’s announcer says, “he only make it look easy”

Im not quite sure what kind of energy a short black woman brings to anything?

I have a black friend.

Nothing like putting a sore loser on the ticket. It will be campaign of griping and grievances.

    Observer in reply to Ghost Rider. | March 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    They’re both losers. Abrams lost the GA governor’s race, and Biden lost his bid to win the Dim presidential nomination multiple times.

Maybe Joe wants to guarantee he’s the smarter one on the ticket, and there just aren’t that many choices.

Alternative headline: In Keeping with 200 year Democrat Tradition, Old, Rich, Creepy White Man Seeks Minority Woman to Work Under Him in an Honorary Position.

Please, let this be true. Just what he needs to get over his anti-integration past, a screeching, sore loser, racist and obese black woman. Suddenly it feels like Christmas.

inspectorudy | March 21, 2019 at 1:22 pm

Be careful what you wish for. Here in GA where this tax evading liar ran for governor and she came within two points of winning. She is everything that any large progressive city is. Out of money, evading taxes, lying about racism and voter suppression and making promises that only a simpleton would believe. Yet almost half the voters in GA voted for her! Of course, the black vote was a no brainer but progressives in the larger metro areas of the state voted overwhelmingly for her. Why? She is in debt up to her ears and owes back taxes that you or I would be in jail over, has no record of accomplishments and yet educated people voted for her. I think we have become a nation of “Us or them” and no matter the merits of the candidates, they vote for the “D”.

But Joe Biden ‘Isn’t Just Another Old White Guy’.
He is ‘Just Another STUPID Old White Guy’.

    Edward in reply to Neo. | March 21, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Who can’t keep his hands to himself if there is a relatively young woman (girls desired even more) around.

“It also puts Biden in a bind. If he decides not to pick Abrams the left will probably scream RACIST at him.”

…for about thirty seconds before they begin the chorus of “Oh, how great is our candidate.”

An unemployed tax deadbeat, perfect!

How absurd. This woman is nothing but a bitter racist.

Comanche Voter | March 21, 2019 at 4:15 pm

Picking Stacey Adams as a running mate does show that Slow Joe is “not just another old white guy”. That’s absolutely correct.

It also shows that Slow Joe is an idiot, so there is that.

Limbaugh is about to be in deep trouble after his show today. He spoke about Ms. Abrams and Biden’s ploy. He stated that Ms. Abrams was a good friend of Oprah, though it was difficult to tell them apart. What a stupid comment, everyone can easily tell them apart, Abrams is the one with short hair.

Please Joe – make this loon your running mate.
I ask for so little in life; I need to have this!

When pandering to SJW feelings are more important than choosing someone who’s qualified, and has a respectable track record of accomplishments that have actually helped the nation.

When you’re that oblivious to reality, you’re insane. There’s literally no other way to look at it.

Wait a minute: what happened to Fat Mike Obama?

Actually, AOC would make a great running mate for Joe Biden. He’s been wrong on every foreign policy debate or decision for nearly 40 years, and she’s been wrong on every domestic policy issue in her 15 minutes of fame.

Token much?

OleDirtyBarrister | March 22, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Abrams is a candidate and figure only a liberal with selective criteria and a tendency to ignore could appreciate. She was admitted to Yale Law as an affirmative action token, struggled through, regurgitated just enough to graduate and hang a piece of paper, received minority clerkships, and was hired into private practice in a minority advancement program. Despite all that, she is a failure and she is broke.

I have heard no one in Atlanta come forth and say, “Abrams was a smart lawyer and productive member of our firm” and I have asked people that worked in her firm. You have not heard glowing reports about her ability and intelligence any more than you did about Obama, another token and failure in the real world.

Stacey Abrams is addition proof to Obama that one cannot make a silk purse from a sow’s anus.

    OleDirtyBarrister in reply to OleDirtyBarrister. | March 22, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    If Abrams releases undergrad grades, an LSAT score, law school grades, annual reviews of her work as an associate, and statements from her former bosses that prove me wrong, I will retract my statements that she is an empty suit, failure, and token in the moanback advancement program.

She’d be an excellent addition to the ticket! She proved in Georgia that she is unparalleled in creating voters.

Oh goody, two losers on the demonrat ticket. What’s not to like?

He ‘Isn’t Just Another Old White Guy’, he’s a senile old white guy!

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