Comment: Vice-Kamala Harris - a bold choice

On Joe Biden's Vice-presidential candidate was discussed in the last few weeks, as heated as the presidential candidate of the Democrats themselves. British bo

Comment: Vice-Kamala Harris - a bold choice

On Joe Biden's Vice-presidential candidate was discussed in the last few weeks, as heated as the presidential candidate of the Democrats themselves. British bookmaker that accept else betting on royale baby names that have rates in the passionate mystery of its bright joy had. With Senator Kamala Harris, Biden and his advisers have now for a woman decided, one of the hot favourites.

Fractious candidate

Harris is also a risky choice. The Senator from California, which ended in December 2019, with her own presidential candidacy, was during the pre-election debates, in particular with their sharp attacks against Biden. Your criticism of Biden does not have distanced himself enough from former Senate colleagues, who had once supported racial segregation in the United States.

This is a pre-election opponent is the "running mate", is not too unusual. But Harris offers political opponents through their previous career a lot of attack surface. During her time as California attorney General, they proceeded according to their critics too aggressive and not always in the fight against crime. Already during her own presidential bid had been maintaining that her office did not investigate some cases in which Black came by the shots of the police to death, enough.

That makes you a risk for Biden. Finally, it will not only bring Donald trump's campaign team on Harris' past. Liberal Democrats on the left end of the political spectrum, in which Biden anyway already has a heavy Stand, see it's not like Harris was trying in hindsight, as a "progressive lawyer" to represent.

in Historic decision

Still, The decision for Harris was a smart move by Biden. Harris is a charismatic speaker, the thrill an audience, and in the case of the democratic electorate for much-needed enthusiasm can provide. And she is the first black candidate for the office of the Vice-President of one of the two major parties. A historic Moment for a country that currently racism, and the systematic deprivation of black Americans are among the dominant themes. Biden hopes, of course, to win more black votes.

It is considered likely that Biden will reign due to his great age, only one term in the White house, and then the way for his Vice-President free would make. Kamala Harris could become the first President of the United States. But this is still music of the future. Now, for the Team, Biden-Harris about to win the election in November.

author: Carla Bleiker (Washington)

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Updated Date: 11 August 2020, 22:26

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