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VEEP Stakes.

The speaker lineup for the virtual Democratic Convention this year is out and many little birdies are all a-Twitter trying to read the tea leaves to see who Biden has picked for VP. Here’s the schedule:

Who could it be? Who could it be? Let’s review our options, shall we?

  1. Kamala Harris. You’ve got to give her points for having a humongous PR machine. It’s as annoying as Bernie Bros. Plus every black woman journalist in the universe is saying the same thing: “it had better be a Black woman or else”. I’m fine with voting for whoever joe picks but I find it very disturbing that they’re not saying: “it had better be the candidate most capable of handling the fallout of the horrific destruction Trump had caused our treasury and governmental institutions or else”. No, you will never hear a Harris fan girl say such a thing. I’ll leave it here except for one thing: there’s nothing wrong with being an ambitious woman. But if you’re going to hype yourself to the stratosphere, then you shouldn’t end up dropping out of the presidential race before a single primary vote is cast. That shows an aversion to risk taking and committment. Just saying.
  2. Susan Rice. I like her. She’s not f{}%ng around. She’s smart as a whip and she’s got the know how to set foreign policy back on the right track. I think she’s pretty electable.
  3. Elizabeth Warren. If you want a VP partner who knows the root causes of our economic decline, you can’t get a better VP than Warren. No, you can’t. And replacing her with a Republican isn’t really an option in MA. They will have a special election for her seat. So calm your tits. The Pocahontas thing is stupid and it’s time to kick the MAGAs in the junk over it. Not only that but she was a working mom, something that some of the other choices on this list aren’t. Yes, she represents MA but she’s from Oklahoma. So, you know… there’s that.
  4. Gretchen Whitmer. I kind of think she would make an ideal VP. She’s from the Midwest. Check. She was steely during the lockdown, some might say OCD. but she turned her state’s infection rate around with almost zero help from Trump. In fact, she unhinges Trump like no one else. He. HATES. Her. It’s so obvious. Probably because like many world leaders, Whitmer is science driven, tough and effective when it came to the pandemic. I would love to see Whitmer drive Trump up a wall.
  5. Amy Klobuchar. Very effective Senator. She intentionally destroyed her Minnesota Nice reputation. But I sense a note of self doubt in her from time to time. You can’t be like that in this election year.
  6. Val Demmings. She shone during the impeachment hearings. She’s got her finger on the pulse of police actions. My only concern is her scope.
  7. Karen Bass. Regrettably, I don’t know much about her. But I’ve heard that she, like Rice, has a tendency to speak her mind. Biden/Bass, Kickin’ Ass has a nice bumpersticker ring to it.
  8. Stacey Abrams. The true governor of Georgia. No one is so photogenic. She is one of the most beautiful politicians I’ve ever seen. Smart, with a diversity of talents and a committment to enforcing voting rights, I’d love to vote for her someday. But I think she needs to win a bigger office first. That’s just my opinion. Your mileage may vary.
  9. Tammy Duckworth. It’s difficult to find someone with as much toughness as Tammy. She’s got a story of incredible strength in a time of personal pain. She knows Cadet Bonespurs doesn’t have the cojones to take her down. She’s been very active on behalf of Colonel Alex Vindman who recently resigned. Her ethnicity makes her a very diverse candidate. And she has two kids that were born in the last decade. So she knows what it’s like to juggle a full workload, a nursing baby and a wheelchair. She perseveres. We will need someone with that kind of resilience.

Ok, I’m going to make my prediction. You guys can add yours to the comments below.

I think it’s going to be Gretchen Whitmer.

Your turn.