Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should be the Democratic Party’s nominee for vice president in 2020. Whitmer gives Democrats their best chance of winning nationally on Nov. 3.
Personally, I’m partial to Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, but I would honestly prefer to have Senator Warren as Treasury Secretary and Senator Harris as U.S. Attorney General in an overwhelmingly victorious Biden/Whitmer administration.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has already promised to choose a woman to be his vice president and specifically an African-American woman to be Biden’s judicial nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Biden will win in Pennsylvania big time. Considering former Vice President Biden’s lifelong personal ties to the Keystone State (he’s from Scranton after all) Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes are a relatively easy pickup for the Democrats.
Securing Michigan’s 16 electoral votes is an urgent priority for the Biden campaign. Therefore, putting popular political rising star Whitmer on the Democratic ticket would clearly be of great benefit to the cause of reaching the 270 electoral votes total needed to win the presidency.
Another potential candidate being considered by Biden is Georgia’s legitimate Gov. Stacey Abrams who is currently heading the Fair Fight organization working to end the what I believe to be the Republican Party’s illegal and unconstitutional nationwide voter suppression schemes.
Abrams would be a charismatic pick for V.P.; however, winning officially in gerrymandered, gerry-rigged Georgia at this particular point in time is probably not a realistic goal. And, therefore, choosing Abrams would likely be a wasted choice in terms of securing electoral votes.
None of the other potential vice presidential nominees are likely to actually add to the Democrats’ electoral college vote total, with the possible exception of Florida Congresswoman Val Demings who should be Biden’s backup choice for vice president.