I’ve been reading tea leaves on presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s veep-stakes, and for the longest time, it’s been looking like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has had the inside track. While rumors claim that Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kamala Harris of California are still top contenders, it is Warren who seems to be getting the love from Biden, his team, and former President Barack Obama. (Click on that link above if you want examples.)
But last night, we saw the clearest sign that Biden is auditioning Warren for the job—if he hasn’t decided on her already.
Check out this Twitter thread posted by Biden.
I mean, come on!
Three tweets, all mentioning Warren, one of them saying “Warren and I,” the last one with the prominent headshots of both, and we’re supposed to think that he hasn’t made up his mind?
He certainly doesn’t have anything of this sort with either Klobuchar or Harris. And if this were simply a cynical (or real!) ploy for supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, he could easily do all this with Sanders himself. (The two already did a joint event.)
No—this is next-level, and all of it points in one direction.
The surprise now wouldn’t be that Warren is his pick; it would be if he went in a different direction.