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Opinion: This is the real key to Bidens VP choice

August 1, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Rumors abound on who Biden will pick for his running mate, but his top priority will not be about geographic balance, writes Errol Louis, but instead who can help unite and energize the sprawling, restless Democratic coalition and help bring home an electoral victory in November.

(CNN)Joe Biden's top priority in selecting a running mate will be to choose somebody who can help unite and energize the sprawling, restless Democratic coalition and help bring home an electoral victory in November.

Three of the rumored leading contenders -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Karen Bass -- each represent different wings of the party that Biden must placate.

Picking Bass, who serves as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, would be a gesture toward the party's insiders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who are said to be championing Bass.

Far more important for Biden -- and for President Donald Trump -- is a ticket that keeps each party's political base satisfied and engaged.

And in 2016, candidate Donald Trump -- a notorious former casino owner and womanizer from liberal New York City -- made peace with evangelical Republicans by picking Mike Pence, a born-again, fervently anti-abortion running mate from the Midwest.

Or Biden could aim directly at Black voters by selecting Kamala Harris, who is the only Black woman in the Senate, has undeniable star power and is a powerful presence in nationally-televised debates and combative congressional hearings.

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