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A Female Veep Nominee: After Two Whiffs, A Potential Winning Hit

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06.08.2020


It's a waste of time to write or read speculative stories about who's trending up or down in a veep hunt.

I'm old enough to remember 1968, when barrels of ink were expended on Richard Nixon's vice presidential search, yet nobody had Spiro Agnew on their bingo card. And as a political reporter in 2000, I joined the hordes who thought that George W. Bush would choose a moderate Republican governor, only to be stunned when it turned out to be Dick Cheney.

So I have little interest in gaming out Joe Biden's pick, even though the pandemic has dried up the campaign trail, stolen much of the grist for summer stories, and thus stoked the temptation to engage in veep guesswork. The woman's identity will be shared with us soon enough.

What interests me is that Biden will run with a woman. Unless Trump blows up the postal service and rigs the election, there's an excellent chance history will be made this year, and for the first time someone who is not a white male will be a........

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