Now that Bernie Sanders has officially dropped out of the race and acknowledged that Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee, the speculation about Biden’s running mate is fully underway. So it’s notable that during Biden’s online campaign event today, he said this:
Biden today to @KamalaHarris at a virtual fundraiser: "I'm so lucky to have you as part of this, this partnership going forward, because I think we're going together…we can make a great deal of difference…So I'm coming for you, kid,” (H/t pooler @MollyNagle3)
— Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) April 8, 2020
The timing of this couldn’t be more conspicuous, and Joe Biden knows it. He just essentially confirmed that Kamala Harris will be in his administration. What we don’t know is whether Biden is eyeing her to be his running mate or his Attorney General. Nor have we seen any indication from Harris about whether she’d rather be Vice President or Attorney General. Either way, Biden is wasting no time signaling that Kamala is going to be a core player on his team.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report