It’s not just because Trump gets a fail grade in handling the pandemic—I have been giving him fail grades since he started office—it’s that the only fail grade I did not give him was the one in which he out maneuvered his opponents AND the general electorate and got voted into office. Let that sink in—yes all of you Democrats especially, and read on.
Plenty of you have written op-eds telling Joe who to pick, which cabinet positions to give to whom—heck, I am not surprised if one of you has not already picked a few new paint jobs for specific rooms or what the future first lady’s cause celebre should be! So calm down little donkeys and let’s get some facts clear.
First, Biden was pressured to say that he would pick a woman—a mistake on his part to acquiesce, not because of the woman part—but more on that later. A presidential candidate should pick someone that s/th/he/y feel/s comfortable with; my momma used to say, always trust your gut! Secondly, s/th/he/y should always pick a winner—not one that will outshine her/him/they. Thirdly, that VP candidate should be able to carry the torch in case of mechanical failure while driving the presidential suite.
So why on God’s great Earth would you pick a losing candidate from the group—especially if at Biden’s age and hint it might be one and done. So yea, no on Kobluchar/Harris/Warren/etc. The people already spoke—thank you but no thank you. Capisce? Let that sink in my little burritos. There are plenty of Cabinet chairs to give out coming out of that busted piñata to give honor to all considered (the country (1st), the candidate, and the cabinet position.)
In my opinion that leaves a lot of great patriots to consider. The short list becomes Susan Rice, Stacey Abrams, and Gov. Whitmer. Ms. Rice has the brains and pedigree, I feel that she would be fantastic–a no BS minority woman. (Small concern on how her family would fare with all the attention considering her son’s political views.) Stacy Abram’s infectious smile and adeptness at getting votes (may I emphasize this—that woman, charming as all get out, CAN get votes) is a plus, nothing beats true grit of lengthy experience. She would bring an energetic, activist spirit to the ticket, however.
So that leaves photogenic/telegenic Gov. Whitmer. She is female, a lawyer, a Democrat from a swing state, and a Governor. She was also an educator and a state representative. She is also younger and she chose an even younger lieutenant governor from Detroit. The lieutenant governor, who is black, had also worked for non profits and was director for MoveOn.org. So for you lefties out there, this is all part of your crop, so feast on that.
Enough said except that well, it has to be a woman, right? Let me make it clear—when it is time for a woman to be president, it’s going to happen. It’s like with your loved one, when it is the right person, it will not be pulling teeth—it will be easy as pie, a right fit. That woman is not on the horizon yet. Even though Gavin Newsome is—how is that for a grain of thought? Smart, leftie, business savvy, a Governor.
But I am not too worried, 2024/2028 will bring its own candidates and I hope of all shades of the rainbow as Biden courteously steps down after bringing all of us together.
Now let’s work to put him in office and regain America’s true greatness and might, a strength measured in our humility and kindness. While I do not hold all the accolades of those who opined on the subject before me, rest assured that this post is deeply rooted in a constant, burning love and admiration for our great republic and its forebears.