While Biden made it clear a few months ago that he would choose a woman, there now seems to be great support for him to choose a black woman, who makes history (she was never a black woman on any party’s national map), while sending a very clear message to black community that he not only understands the importance of their nomination, but also believes they need a major voice in his White House.
With that in mind, I’ve made big changes in this week’s vice president rank. Now most likely all the women are from African American. And Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, whom I ranked as the second most likely woman to elect, is arguing vigorously this week amid questions about her Minnesota Attorney General record before she was elected to the 2016 Senate. .
And it’s very hard to see Biden taking such a risk by choosing Klobuchar given the mood within the Democratic Party right now. (Previous rating: 2)
“Voting is the first step in a long and complex process, painful but vital,” the former minority leader in the state of Georgia wrote. Wise words – and those that suggest she is ready to be guided by the critical import of all minority communities. (Previous rating: 9)
5. Michelle Lujan Grisham: Lost due to a flood of news over the past week, the fact is that Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto has taken herself off the VP. The move leaves Louis Grisham, the governor of New Mexico, as the most positioned Latino in the VP mix.
4. Elizabeth Warren: Like I said, I think it is very it is likely that Biden chose black women to be his racing counterpart. If not, the senator in Massachusetts probably has the best chance because she was loved by liberals and her election can be seen as an attempt to unite the Democratic Party. (Previous rating: 3)
1. Kamala Harris: Because of everything that has changed on the list this week, the position of California senator is not. If nothing else, Harris now seems even more likely to be a 55-year-old generation younger than Biden, but she also has a wealth of experience – as a California attorney general and senator – that we know are Biden’s values. (Previous rating: 1)
CNN’s Allison Gordon contributed to this report.