California Senator Kamal Harris has to be on the list of possible vice presidential candidates – whether former Vice President Joe Biden or Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wins the Democrat nomination. After Super Tuesday, Harris may well be at the top of the list.
There are several reasons that she is the one to watch as the nominating process leads to the Democrat National Convention in Milwaukee. She is a woman – and it is most likely that a woman will be in the vice presidential spot on the Democrat ticket.
Harris comes from the state with the most electoral votes in the Electoral College – although that is somewhat mitigated by the fact that California is likely to be in the Democrat column regardless.
Harris is identified with the more progressive wing of the Democratic Party – but not so far left as to pose a threat to Biden’s more moderate Democrat policies.
The California senator has shown herself to be a rather effective campaigner even though she ran out of money and prospects rather early in the presidential race.
Finally, there is the fact that she is black. She is one of those who are politically black if not genetically African American. His mother is Indian (India variety) and her father is Jamaican of mixed blood. Like President Obama, Harris’ “blackness” is a political designation more than a genetic reality. That is why all those diverse minorities and ethnicities have been homogenized into “people of color” by the left.
One of Harris’ few bumps on the road to the vice presidential nomination was that debate kerfuffle with Biden – when she went on the attack on the former Vice President’s record on race – her “I was that little girl” moment. Biden owes a LOT to the black voters in the Democrat primaries – and this is one way to pay back.
Some argue that Senators Elizabeth Warren or Amy Klobuchar would be leading candidates. Maybe Klobuchar, but not Warren.
At this moment, I would bet on Harris – but not the ranch.
So, there ‘tis.