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It’s official, presidential candidate Joe Biden has chosen California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.

But according to former Obama Senior Advisor David Axelrod, Harris wasn’t his top choice and politics pushed her into the position.

“He reportedly clicked well with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, but she would not have fulfilled the desire of those who prioritized a candidate of color,” Axelrod wrote for CNN.

“Whitmer, a White moderate pick, also would have raised questions among supporters of progressive champion Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, widely viewed after a lifetime of advocacy and a strong campaign for president as a tough, brilliant and capable policymaker. But some also saw Warren as the most polarizing of the potential candidates, who would have been offered by Trump as evidence that the moderate Biden is merely a Trojan Horse for the left.”

“In the end, Biden seriously considered others but returned to Harris as the ‘do no harm’ candidate, unlikely to thrill or outrage many. She may not seem the most comfortable fit as a governing partner, a quality Biden said he was seeking, but Harris was viewed as the safest pick to win in November,” he continued.

During the Democrat presidential primary, Biden promised to nominate a woman for the position. This week, a number of influential black Americans sent the former vice president a letter warning he will lose in November without a black vice presidential candidate.

  • Sesa says:

    Well, the pantsuit box is checked…Empty pantsuit

  • MontanaTrace says:

    In the debates, Harris expressed distaste for Biden. She’ll get down on her knees to be VP and whatever else the party wants. I don’t think Joe will like her sniff factor.

  • Robert Gray says:

    When did she become Black????? People from India don’t refer to themselves as Black.

    • Nathan M. says:

      She’s whatever she has to be to get in the White House. Indian, black black, high yellow black, soft on crime, tough on crime, it doesn’t matter. All she wants is power for power’s sake and she’ll claim any identity to get it.

  • BWH says:

    I understand she may have worked with Hunter Biden. That explains how she got the job, like she did with Brown to get the DA job.

  • Michael says:

    He could have chosen all 4 of his finalists, and they still wouldn’t help his chances. Trump 2020!

  • Intellectual Impaler says:

    Wonder how that will play out with the Blacks when see her AG record.

    • Nathan M. says:

      I understand she was universally despised during the primaries, even by her fellow blacks. That said, black people are known for eating up idpol garbage.

  • Nathan M. says:

    Can anyone still think Joe Biden is anything but a puppet at this point? This article makes it plain he would have picked someone else if the choice had been his (and no surprise, he and Harris tore into each other in the debates), but the Dems already chose Kamala because of their idpol obsession. She’s their nominee in everything but name.

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