Should Joe Biden pick a nonwhite running mate? | The Tylt
Should Joe Biden pick a nonwhite running mate?
If Biden were to pick a person of color to be his running mate, it would send a powerful message that his presidency is not business as usual. Tensions are high in the United States right now. Specifically, racial tensions are at an all-time high. Picking another white vice president would be tone-deaf and show that the Democratic Party and Joe Biden lack awareness of what is actually going on in America. This is Biden's moment to show leadership and he must seize the opportunity in order to truly take America in a new direction.
Others think Biden actually needs to court moderate Republicans and independents to defeat Trump, and one strategy to do so would be by picking a more moderate vice president, such as Amy Klobuchar. The working strategy is to peel voters off from Trump's base and reduce his winning margin in the swing states that matter. Biden should pick the candidate that would allow him to win with the biggest margin regardless of race or background. Winning is all that truly matters at the end of the day.