America was just rocked by a vice presidential announcement. She said ‘yes’ and it could actually be happening. The next few weeks will tell us everything we need to know.
Former candidate for governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams, signaled that she would accept an offer to join Joe Biden as his running mate — even though she is not “loudly campaigning” for the spot.
She also said that “it is an honor to be included among so many smart, capable, effective leaders,” and laid out her plan for how Democrats can take the White House and experience nationwide victory in down-ballot races.
According to Abrams, “A woman of color can help Vice President Biden turn out voters that he needs who currently do not trust the leadership they see in Washington today.” She listed states that should be targeted as well.
In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump won Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, and Abrams wants to put these states back into play for the Democratic Party — implying that she could help accomplish this goal.
However, in reality, Abrams would be a political risk. She was not gracious in defeat when she lost in the Georgia governor’s race, claiming that voter disenfranchisement occurred. Trump doesn’t have anything to worry about.
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