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Those closest to Joe Biden believe his choices for Vice President have narrowed to Sen. Kamala Harris and Susan Rice. According to Axios, it would be a surprise to those confidants if he picks anyone else.
For weeks, outlets have considered Harris the clear frontrunner though Rice has gained momentum and has her own, important supporters.
“Rice is getting a big bounce from Obama people,” Axios reported. “[They] claim her presence on the ticket would guarantee the enthusiastic presence of both Barack and Michelle Obama on the campaign trail.”
In the polls, Biden’s lead over Trump is growing.
The latest NPR analysis gives Biden a 297-170 advantage over President Donald Trump. Biden’s VP announcement isn’t likely to shift the polls much.
With that said, this race isn’t over. In case you forgot — Trump’s detractors have tried to — in 2016, the polls were wrong and there are just 90 days left before we separate the guesses from the answer.
The debates, which should be riveting and potentially vote-swinging, are slated for Sept. 29, Oct. 15, and Oct. 22.
Originally, Biden planned to announce his running mate the first of August; he delayed that decision for at least another week. With the Democratic convention beginning August 17, the choice will have to be made in some short order.
For content purposes, envisioning these two on the same team is enticing: