I spend too much time thinking about the ingrained misogyny and racism in politics and in the gossip world. So it is with the presumption that Senator Kamala Harris will be chosen as Joe Biden’s running mate. I’ve felt that Kamala Harris would be Biden’s ultimate choice for several months. The fact that she endorsed him so quickly this spring spoke volumes to me, and despite the idiotic conversations elsewhere, I don’t think Biden holds a grudge against her for “attacking” him during the Democratic debates last fall. I think Biden has known that he would choose Kamala as VP for months now. And yesterday, someone got a photo of Biden’s handwritten notes, which seemed to indicate that Kamala is The One:
"Do not hold grudges."
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 29, 2020
Again, I’ve been operating under the assumption that Kamala Harris is The One for a while now. No disrespect to Stacey Abrams and the other women who were seen to be “in the mix” or “on the short-list.” But it was always Kamala. Biden will apparently make the formal announcement next week and I can’t wait to see it. But wait, did you know that a bunch of “Biden backers” are butthurt about his choice?
Some of Joe Biden’s allies are waging a campaign behind the scenes to stop Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., from becoming his vice president. This disgruntled group of at least a dozen Biden backers, including a few of his top donors, initiated the move against Harris close to a month ago, just weeks before a decision is expected, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. Many who spoke to CNBC declined to be named as these efforts have been made in private.
In some cases, her foes have taken their concerns directly to members of Biden’s VP search committee, led by former Sen. Chris Dodd, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., and Cynthia Hogan, who previously served as counsel to the presumptive Democratic nominee when he was vice president under President Barack Obama. Although none of these actions signify that Biden will drop Harris from the list, the movement gives a glimpse into the effort being waged to derail her candidacy.
Yeah. It’s a little late for all of this, and the last thing the Democratic Party needs, 95 days until the election, is in-fighting between purity-test Democrats looking to torpedo the chance we have to see a woman of color on the ticket. These “Biden backers” will hopefully shut their f–king mouths in a hurry.
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