New York Post Columnist Predicts Who Biden Will Pick to be His Running Mate
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign has been narrowing down the list of possible candidates to serve as his running mate.
New York Post columnist Miranda Devine has predicted who she believes will be Biden's pick: California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris.
“I think the interesting thing about Kamala Harris, though, is the fact that she’s coming out to showcase her ways just as she’s becoming the favorite as the vice president pick for Joe Biden,” Devine told “Fox & Friends," referring to a DJ concert Harris will be attending to help campaign for Biden.
“As you see with this DJ promotion that she’s doing, she’s trying to inject some cool into the campaign and she is, after all, a good friend of President [Barack] Obama and he’ll be the sort of silent force behind the throne of Joe Biden."
Devine said Democrats are trying to hold on to their “monopoly of the black vote” while President Trump bids to court African-Americans. Devine also said Biden will choose a woman of color as vice president to help court black voters.
“The fact that President Trump has quietly been wooing the black vote and doing quite well and I think that has been a real shock for the Democrats. They’re desperately trying to hold on to their monopoly on the black vote,” Devine said.
"Of course, Joe Biden made that almighty gaffe early on when he told a radio talk show host, a black talk show host, when you vote for Trump “you ain't black.” I think that was a real gaffe and was played down by the campaign, but, since Joe Biden has already said that he’s going to choose a woman as his running mate, now he’s under pressure to choose a woman of color.”
According to The Week, the former vice president has narrowed his once extensive list down to four candidates.
All of the candidates are women and three of them are African-American.
Here are the 4 finalists:
--California Senator Kamala Harris
--Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
--Florida Rep. Val Demings
--Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren
It seems like Harris may be the front runner given Biden has mentioned her name several times in recent months.
Biden previously said during an online campaign event that he’s coming for Harris.
Biden said: “I’m so lucky to have you be a part of this partnership going forward. Working together, we can make a great deal of progress. ... I’m coming for you, kid.”