Democratic Dream Team 2020: Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris
It's starting to be floated around in the media. Many voters are not that enthused with Joe Biden, who seems out of place next to all the much younger candidates. The idea is to have a Warren-Harris or Harris-Warren ticket to represent the Democratic Party in the end game of 2020.
This would be historic: two women in the White House running the Executive Branch of the U.S. government. While both are currently behind with voters when polled against Biden, that could easily change as we get closer to 2020.
Kamala Harris crushed Biden head-on in the first Democratic debate. She seemed to leave Biden speechless with regards to segregation and school busing when Harris hammered her point like any prosecutor would. She would also be the first black woman in the White House. (However, in all fairness, Harris has a black father and Indian mother. But like with Obama, who was half white and black, the media seems to ignore these facts and just claim one ethnicity, which is not accurate).
Elizabeth Warren is leading in the polls when compared to Harris. Her positions on numerous topics are far left for most, so for many voters that are middle of the road (Biden voters), this kind of dream ticket might be a turn-off and a gain for Trump. Many of the ideas both women have are similar in many ways, but I would say Harris would appeal more to the Biden type voters. She is tough and prosecutes a mean case but she uses logic to solve many issues, while Warren is more of a "dreamer" when it comes to issues, some a little too extreme for those in the middle. And let's face it, the "middle of the roaders" or moderate voters will determine the fate of the next election.
Even Trump took notice in a belittling way of Harris saying that she is overrated just because she whacked Biden. It would be interesting to see how such a Warren-Harris ticket would resolve the sticky issue of which woman would be president and which one would be vice-president, a mostly meaningless spot. Would one concede and be content with the VP spot?
Such a ticket might get most of the women voters to vote for them, at least in the Democratic Party. Of course, an all-woman ticket doesn't have to include Warren, as there are other women also running for president. It might also come down to a Biden-Harris ticket, which would have great appeal, or a Sanders-Warren ticket, since both have similar views on the same topics.
In any case, if there is an all-woman Democratic ticket against Trump, how would this play out? Would it be the smart thing for the Democrats to do?
We'll have to stay tuned to find out.