It appears inevitable that former VP Joe Biden will be his party’s 2020 nominee, and since Joe dropped the bomb that he definitely would pick a woman as his running mate, who might the “lucky lady” be?
One popular prediction is Biden’s former opponent Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) Although Biden and Harris clashed during debates, the California lawmaker came out in support of Biden after dropping out of the race last December.
“…I’m going to endorse Joe bidden for President of the United States,” she announced. “I believe in Joe, I really believe in him, and I have known him for a long time.”
While speaking to reporters back in January, Biden praised Harris by saying she has the capacity to be anything she wants to be, including the vice president.
Another possible contender could be former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams, who said she would be open to running as Biden’s vice president. However, her lack of political experience might stand between her and the position.
Another notable, but unlikely, pick is former First Lady Michelle Obama. During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last year, Biden claimed he asked Obama to be his running mate, but later said it was only a joke.
“Have you asked Michelle for advice?” Cobert asked Biden. “Only to be my vice president,” he replied.
Other women pegged as possible options include Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill), Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) and former presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
In the meantime, a Biden campaign official said the 2020 hopeful is very familiar with the vice presidential candidate selection process after being on the opposite end of it in 2008. However, details on when that process is expected to begin have not yet been released.