Who will Biden’s running mate be?

Who will Biden’s running mate be? Who will Biden’s running mate be?

March 17, 20202 min read

It seemed a bit of the cuff and unplanned, but the most recent DNC Primary debate, Joe Biden let it be known that’s he’s already set aside some very specific criteria for his would be V.P. should he win the Democratic nomination.

"If I'm elected president, my Cabinet, my administration will look like the country, and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a, pick a woman to be vice president," Biden said at the CNN-Univision debate in Washington, DC.

Biden continued, "There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president."

The comments come as Biden is seeing a surge in the presidential race over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and seeks to broaden his appeal and unify the Democratic Party.   March 15 - CNN

There’s a long list of extremely qualified females for the job – but his comments have pundits and political junkies speculating on just who it could be?

  • Kamala Harris is a solid candidate but being from Democratic friendly California and the scathing comments she levelled his way during the early primary may take her out of contention.

  • Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar are also political heavy weights, both with very different perspectives on what America needs.

  • What about the outliers like Tulsi Gabbard?

The list goes on and on.

And there’s always a dreamer’s chance Michelle Obama could make the ticket? It may be crazy, but not entirely impossible.

Photo courtesy: Los Angeles Times

Either way, there’s a lot of speculation out there, and if you are a journalist looking to rank the contenders or help figure out who has a chance – then let our experts help.


Mark Caleb Smith is the Director of the Center for Political Studies at Cedarville University. Mark is available to speak with media regarding the DNC Primary, running mates and the upcoming election. Simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.

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