Joe Biden’s nomination as the Democrat candidate for President is a mere formality.
At this point there is only one question hanging over the race.
And Joe Biden let the cat out of the bag on his running mate with this announcement.
Joe Biden dominated the headlines coming out of the last Democrat Presidential debate by announcing his intention to nominate a woman as his Vice Presidential running mate.
“If I’m elected president, my cabinet, my administration will look like the country,” Joe Biden declared. “I commit that I will, in fact, pick a woman to be my vice president.”
“There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow,” the former Vice President continued. “I would pick a woman to be my vice president.”
The names that floated to the top of the list of potential running mates were Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Stacey Abrams and Val Demmings.
Demmings, Harris, and Abrams are black women, which would allow Biden to check two boxes on the identity politics wish list for the Left.
With Biden and Sanders emerging as the final two candidates for the nomination there was little doubt that whoever won the nomination would choose a woman running mate.
After Hillary Clinton’s two failed Presidential campaigns many female Democrat voters came to the conclusion that the country would never elect a woman President.
That helped explain why Warren’s campaign failed to achieve liftoff once the voting began.
Biden promising to pick a woman running mate is his effort to keep far-left feminists – many of whom did not support his campaign in the primary – on board for the general election.
Will this strategy work?
The Vice Presidential nominee usually ends up being inconsequential to voters.
Americans vote based on the top of the ticket.
But with Biden’s advanced age meaning he is likely to only serve one term the selection of his Vice Presidential running mate could inherit the Presidency should Biden choose to step down to allow his successor to run as an incumbent in 2024.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.