Current DNC frontrunner Joe Biden has openly and proudly declared that his eventual pick for his vice-presidential nominee will be a woman, likely a woman of color. With such a big promise hanging over his head, speculation is swirling about who exactly Biden will pick. Given the legitimate concerns about Biden’s longevity in office, a significant responsibility will likely fall on Biden’s vice president (assuming he actually manages to win the 2020 election). So, with the future leadership of the country possibly hanging in the balance, who’s currently in the running for the nation’s Number Two spot?
Biden has promised to pick a woman as his vice-presidential running mate regardless if they are the best person for the job or not. The selection process has drawn even more curiosity from voters and the media than usual due to Biden’s clear cognitive decline and his pledge to serve only one term as president. His choice for vice president is essentially his hand-picked successor.
This is the first in a series of profiles of potential running mates for Joe Biden. As of now, the frontrunners appear to be Stacey Abrams, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Gretchen Whitmer, and Val Demings.
The first candidate we’ll examine is failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Abrams has become a media darling despite being best known for soundly losing a campaign for governor and then falsely claiming that voter suppression was to blame for her loss.
Even before Biden became the clear-cut frontrunner, Abrams has chased Biden’s nomination like a dog begging for a bone. She is practically pleading with him to select her, and has even admitted out loud that she will defend him against sexual assault allegations from former Senate staffer Tara Reade.
When asked by The Washington Post about the Reade accusations, Abrams defended Creepy Joe and said that “‘If I am chosen to be his running mate, I will proudly promote his record and his plans to help the women of America,’ noting Biden’s leadership of the Violence Against Women Act, his support for equal pay for equal work and helping to pass the Affordable Care Act.”
Abrams served in the Georgia State Legislature and worked her way up to being Democratic minority leader in the George House of Representatives. She has spent most of her career in politics and activism. She has a law degree and began her career as a tax lawyer in Atlanta city government before founding political activism organizations and serving in the state legislature.
The media is absolutely smitten with Stacy Abrams. They never miss a chance to slobber over her whenever they can.
Last week, Kevin Powell of The Washington Post published a cringe-worthy profile of Abrams that was about as objective as you would expect from the Left-wing rag. The following is an eye-rolling excerpt from the profile:
“Pandemonium ensues as she walks to the far left of the stage, like a runway supermodel, stops on a dime, poses, tilts her head slightly and smiles. Camera flashes explode. She next pivots and walks slowly to the center of the stage, freezes there and repeats the pose. Again, the flashes explode. Abrams is summoning her inner actress, and she is both enjoying the moment and getting through it to get to the conversation. She then pivots and walks to the far right of the stage, same. You wonder whether she has done this before, because it is not necessarily what one would expect from a 46-year-old politician who was nearly elected the first black female governor in U.S. history. She lost by fewer than 2 percentage points in the 2018 Georgia race riddled with allegations of voter suppression. Before that, she was a state legislator who had served as a leader in the Georgia General Assembly for a decade. Now her name is on political pundits’ shortlists of potential running mates for Joe Biden. She also happens to have predicted that she’ll be elected president by 2040.”
Stacy Abrams still hasn’t conceded her 2018 loss to current Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. Last year, Abrams appeared on ‘CBS This Morning’ to explain why she still hasn’t conceded the election to Kemp. When asked why she wouldn’t just accept her defeat with dignity, she said, “Because concession means to say that the process was fair. I am complicit if I say that that system is fair.”
Give it up already! You lost!
Jeffrey Tobin at National Review did an excellent job of debunking Abram’s false narrative. It is worth quoting here. Tobin wrote: “The claims of voter suppression rest primarily on the fact that as Georgia Secretary of State, Kemp enforced a statute passed by a Democratic-majority legislature and signed by a Democratic governor in 1997. It required the voting rolls to be periodically purged to remove names of voters who were dead, or who had moved away or were incarcerated. Under this law, 600,00 names of people who hadn’t voted in the last three elections were removed from the rolls in 2017 by Kemp’s office.”
Kemp was enforcing a law that the Democrats had instituted over 20 years ago. How is that a nefarious plot to steal the election?
I’ll answer that question for you: It isn’t.
Another argument made by Abrams is that lines were too long at voting precincts, which denied voters the opportunity to vote for her.
However, her contention can be easily debunked.
Here is Tobin again: “The other argument that purportedly backs up the stolen-election claims is that lengthy lines caused by the closing of 212 precincts in the state since 2012 deterred Georgia voters from turning out. But Kemp had nothing to do with that since all decisions on consolidating voting stations were made by county officials. Which means if there were fewer precincts and longer lines in Democratic-majority counties in Georgia, it was almost certainly due to the decisions made by local Democrats, not Kemp or a national GOP conspiracy.”
Stacey Abrams lost by 54,000 votes, so it’s hard to imagine that she could have made up enough votes even if her complaints were true.
If Biden is looking for an inexperienced far-Left candidate that will do anything to be chosen as his running-mate, then Stacey Abrams is his girl. She checks nearly every box that Biden has laid out for likely candidates.
As to whether she’d actually be qualified to help run the entire country…well, that remains to be seen.
Check back with FreedomWire for the next VP contender to be profiled: Senator Kamala Harris.