Time To End The Vice Presidential Sweepstakes: Best Choice Is Either Kamala Harris Or Susan Rice

We are now in the month of August, two weeks away from the Democratic National Convention.

It is past time for former Vice President Joe Biden to select his running mate, which seems clearly will be a woman of color.

And despite promotion of other candidates, the two best, most logical, are:

California Senator Kamala Harris

Former National Security Adviser and United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice

Typically, Democrats who are Presidential nominees, select a sitting United States Senator, as they have done in every election since 1944, except 1972 and 1984, although in 1972, the original selection was Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri, who bowed out over concerns that he had psychiatric care. The fact was that Eagleton was perfectly stable for the rest of his life, and served another 14 years in the US Senate, but there was hysteria at the time about mental illness.

Imagine now with a President who is clearly mentally ill, the irony of it all!

Kennedy brother in law Sargent Shriver, who had been head of the Peace Corps and the War on Poverty, and Ambassador to France, all appointed positions, replaced Eagleton as the Vice Presidential running mate of Senator George McGovern in 1972.

Earlier, Henry A. Wallace, who had been Secretary of Agriculture under Franklin D. Roosevelt in his first two terms, was the Vice Presidential nominee in 1940, and served during that third term of FDR, but then dropped for Senator Harry Truman in 1944.

So only Wallace and Shriver ran for Vice President, without having been elected.

It seems time to add Susan Rice to that list, as she is extremely qualified and experienced in foreign policy, which is being underrated as a significant factor, due to all of the domestic turmoil going on in the nation in 2020.

Her strength is also that she knows Joe Biden very well, has worked well with him under Barack Obama, and their friendship is significant.

Harris has critics who think her debate challenges to Joe Biden should eliminate her, but she is also very qualified and would be a good choice.

Either way, both ladies are born in 1964, and would be 56 upon taking the oath, the ideal average age for Presidents historically.

So either one of these two women is the best qualified, and my projection is that Biden will pick Susan Rice, so we shall see how accurate I am on this prediction in the next few days to week.

9 comments on “Time To End The Vice Presidential Sweepstakes: Best Choice Is Either Kamala Harris Or Susan Rice

  1. Princess Leia August 2, 2020 8:13 pm

    I’m hoping for Kamala.

  2. Jeffrey G Moebus August 3, 2020 3:50 am

    i have to say, Professor, that i agree that Harris and Rice are both primo picks for Biden’s VP running mate.

    With her vote against Sanders’ amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have redirected 10 percent of Pentagon funding to various federal programs [health care, education, etc], Harris has shown that she understands completely where the military-industrial complex and its “Forever War” stands as far as priorities in Swampland.

    And Rice ~ given her experience as a prime crafter and executioner of Obama’s foreign policy ~ in continuing the Cheney/Bush The Lesser crusades in Afghanistan and Iraq, and starting new ones in Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Elsewhere ~ is already fully established in that realm.

    So even if Biden were to get elected and then somehow not be able to complete his term of office, either one has the credentials to be able to walk into the Oval Office and keep America’s Welfare/Warfare State completely on track.

  3. Former Republican August 3, 2020 8:48 am

    I say they are good picks, but for the reasons the Professor mentioned and not the troll’s.

  4. Rustbelt Democrat August 3, 2020 8:53 am

    They’ll be better than the butt kissing mannequin we currently have as VP.

  5. Ronald August 3, 2020 9:04 am

    Understand, I allow freedom of expression, but do not take Jeffrey seriously, but let him spout off!

  6. Princess Leia August 3, 2020 9:19 am

    Lol, Rustbelt!That’s the perfect description of Pence!

  7. Jeffrey G Moebus August 3, 2020 11:58 pm

    Sorry You took my simple declarations of fact to be “spouting off,” Professor; but not at all surprised. And not at all surprised that You have no other response to those unfortunate but true facts.

  8. Southern Liberal August 8, 2020 2:54 pm

    Governor Whitmer is still in consideration. She met with Biden recently.

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