I think that’d be my way of evaluating who I’d want my VP too (if I could run which I cannot). But these days, it seems to be irrelevant. It’s all about analytics and who can get you the most votes in swing states regardless of their merits.
Words of wisdom to heed for future candidates of either party. Don’t paint yourself in a corner during primaries. I can see why Biden did it, especially at the time when his campaign looked DOA but it was a mistake to close off any options before it’s actually time to decide.
It would have been better to say that he’d have no trouble picking a woman and/or person of color for VP since there are plenty of extremely competent ones with proven records in the party… no commitment but affirms his support for a merit-based choice regardless of race or gender.
I have a question for Shinobi though. Why July 16th or before? I thought he had mentioned Aug 1st before. After all the convention is not until mid August. I think whoever he picks, giving more time to your opponent to research and target your VP would not be to your advantage, no?