I reluctantly voted for Donald Trump in 2016. In my opinion he was, and still is a narcissist, an egomaniac and a liar, but with respect to ingrained political corruption, he is no Hillary. I also expected that he would put all the right people in the right position because his drive to win would outweigh his ego; I was wrong. Another part of my decision to vote for Donald Trump was that he brought along Mike Pence, who I thought would add maturity and stability to Trump’s Administration; again, I was wrong. As it turns out, Mike Pence amounted to nothing much beyond just being another one of Donald Trump’s flying monkeys. So, here we are today with Trump/Pence as one of the candidate pairs on the 2020 ticket. I won’t be voting for either of them again, ever and it won’t be because of mail in ballots; Donald Trump, it will because you have failed and I am doing my part in firing you. Ok, we are done talking about that.
Now on to the other candidate team, presumably Biden/VP-????. Ok, back it up one step. Remember, I won’t vote for President Trump in 2020 at all, no way, no how. So barring any unforeseen events, I am committed to vote for Biden/VP-???? even though I find Joe Biden to be as corrupt and mentally incapable as Hillary.
So things really fall on which /VP-???? Joe Biden picks, Come to think of it, given Joe Biden’s age, it is not unlikely that /VP-???? could become President /VP-???? So who will /VP-???? be? Well, Joe has said outright that his running mate will be a woman, so that narrows things a bit.
I can tell you that I like Elizabeth Warren for the position. Maybe not surprise to anyone since I voted for her in the presidential primary. Also, for what it is worth, I messaged Joe Biden that I’d vote for him if he asked her to be his running mate. She is as sharp as Joe Biden is dull. If Elizabeth Warren has a hand in things, I can only see our nation recovering to a higher point than we were before Covid-19 was unleashed on our nation and the world.
Another prospect for /????, and a bit surprising to me, is Susan Rice. Yes, the same Susan Rice that Hillary Clinton threw under the Benghazi bus. I hear in the news that Susan Rice is on Joe Biden’s short list and after hearing her last fall on Krys Boyd’s Think Podcast, I think that she’d be a good choice. I found her to be intelligent, pragmatic, contemplative, well spoken and strong; all presidential qualities that we currently are sorely lacking. I also just downloaded her book: Tough Love My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For.
Biden/Warren or Biden/Rice? Go ahead Joe, choose either and you’ll have my vote.
Some additional food for thought:
Later Update – not sure of the date
At first I was a little disappointed in Joe Biden not asking either Warren or Rice to be his VP running mate, but after looking into who Kamala Harris I do believe that she is a good choice. And by looking into her, I mean reading beyond memes and contextless clips. When I vote for the Biden/Harris ticket in November I am fully aware that Kamala Harris could very likely be sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office someday; voting based on meme wouldn’t do. I felt that I needed to take a deeper dive. So I read the long articles, left and right, pro and con, and then I read her book, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey. My takeaways are that when I vote for Kamala Harris, I will be voting for a decent, tough, fair, moral human being who has others best interests in her heart. Sure, there are, and surely will be more, things that I disagree with her actions on, but so far there isn’t much that I disagree with her motivation on.