napacat posted:bman posted:
I'm thinking that if a white centrist wins the nomination then Kamala Harris or Stacy Abrams might be a better choice than another centrist. The fact that the latter almost won the governorship of Georgia would make her especially attractive methinks.
Picking a VP based on color (any) is just plain stupid and is exactly what is wrong with liberal thinking.
The VP pick is almost always based on balancing the ticket with someone different from the nominee, especially in terms of geography. So if the latter is a white centrist then a VP pick from somewhere else in the country who is at least a little to the left of the nominee is a no-brainer. If they happen to be someone of colour, all the better. Given that the leading candidates are from Delaware, New England, NYC, small town Indiana and Minnesota it just makes sense to pick someone from far away, i.e. California or the deep South.
Besides, Trump did that with his VP pick: he's a man with no beliefs in anyone or anything but himself who screws anyone he can and so he picked a VP who is deeply religious and is afraid to be with a woman other than his wife!