Joe Biden is looking for a running mate right now, and he has said he means to nominate a woman. Great, I say.
The Democratic Party is full of terrific, highly qualified women serving in the Senate, House, and various State Houses, many of whom would make terrific candidates, I think. But if Joe were to ask me — which he hasn’t, and won’t — I would urge him to choose the governor of New Mexico, the amazing MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM.
Michelle was a congressman before being elected governor, and New Mexico could not have asked for a better representative. She has been a terrific governor as well, a night and day contrast to her predecessor. And this past year, with Covid-19, she was really put to the test, along with every other governor in the United States. Her handling of the crisis has been exemplary. If only that clown in the White House had done as well…
Michelle is small, but she packs more brains, courage, and determination into that tiny package than half the members of Congress put together.
There are many factors that go into choosing a vice presidential candidate. Balancing the ticket, winning this swing state or that one, appeasing various factions of the party, mobilizing the party workers, swaying one ethnic group or another… all valid, I suppose, and to politicos maybe all important. I am not a politico, however, just a citizen and a voter, and for me there is one factor that outweighs all the others: would the candidate make a good president if something should happen (Seven save us) to the president.
Based on what I’ve seen of her as congresswoman and governor, I think Michelle Lujan Grisham would make a fantastic president.
Current Mood: determined