Hillary Clinton’s running mate may be Sen. Elizabeth Warren, which appears on a list of potential candidates. The presidential hopeful is confident enough of her victory that she has already cleared the way for a search.
It’s been reported that campaign advisers and more than a dozen Democrats close to the Hillary Clinton campaign that she is actively seeking a front-runner, according to New York Times. She is intrigued by several contenders and scenarios.
Among the names under discussion are Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, former governors from the key state of Virginia; Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, who represents both a more liberal wing of the party and a swing state; former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, a prominent African-American Democrat; and Thomas E. Perez, President Obama’s labor secretary and a Hispanic civil rights lawyer.
But Hillary Clinton’s running mate could be a woman, FOX News reports. One obvious possibility is Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who is hugely popular among progressive Democrats, though she has not been helpful to Clinton’s campaign, declining to endorse the former secretary of state. Still, Warren has not been ruled out, according to the campaign advisers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the confidential search process.
The entire list is very impressive. Clinton is looking for a running mate who is qualified to be president, can aggressively make the case that she is the best choice, and will help her paint the biggest contrast with Donald Trump.
Clinton is said not to be concerned with any of the traditional ticket balancing factors, New York Magazine noted. Needless to say, Sen. Warren would check the boxes for what Hillary Clinton is looking for in a running mate. Warren is extremely qualified, one of the best at driving home the Democratic message, and a Clinton/Warren ticket would be a complete contrast to what Trump is likely to offer voters.
There isn’t a bad choice on the list, but Warren would fire up the Democratic base and take the fight to the Republican ticket like few others. Plus, a Warren selection would create the first all-woman ticket in US history, but would Hillary Clinton take that risk? If offered would Elizabeth Warren accept?
Whoever Hillary Clinton’s running mate may be, her campaign seems to be thinking out of the box, and there is a chance that Democrats will make more history in 2016, The Atlantic reported. It true, it’s a brilliant move.