There has been a ton of speculation about who Joe Biden will pick to be his running mate.
For a while it looked like it was going to be Kamala Harris, and of course Stacey Abrams has been basically campaigning for the job.
Now it looks like Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has the inside track.
The New York Post reports:
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in talks to become Joe Biden’s VP pick
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has confirmed she is in talks with Joe Biden’s campaign to become his running mate, as the race to join his ticket reaches an unseen fever pitch.
“I’ve had a conversation with some folks,” Whitmer said in a Tuesday morning interview on the “Today” show.
“It was just an opening conversation and it’s not something that I would call a professional formalized vetting,” she added.
A rising star in the Democratic Party who has garnered national headlines through her handling of the Wolverine State’s COVID-19 outbreak, Whitmer is considered one of several women on the shortlist to join Biden’s ticket.
The 48-year-old governor joins Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who, according to a Senate colleague, was selected for an interview with the Biden camp over the role.
Whitmer would be an odd choice. She has gained a reputation as an authoritarian during the pandemic for her harsh shutdown policies.
Some people think this would guarantee a Michigan win for Trump.
Biden/Karen 2020. https://t.co/fSsZnivH3K
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) May 20, 2020
He wants to lose Michigan, eh?
— InfoDon (@infooverload) May 20, 2020
Do you want to lose Michigan, Joe? Because this is how you lose Michigan.
— Just Trying To Survive 🌀 (@Supply4Survival) May 20, 2020
Will he actually choose her?