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August 12, 2020


My guess would be an attempt, a grossly unnecessary attempt, to baffle the Trumpers with bullshit. It is fascinating to see what passes for right wing intelligentsia these days. Not sure what the goal is here. It is almost as if they believe that Harris was brought on the ticket to secure the Black vote and think challenging her authenticity as a Black person is going to work. (I am sure we all remember how well this strategy worked with that not descended from slaves fellow Obama)

This is a complete misread of the situation. As the busing kerfuffle showed,Biden had a lock on the majority of the Black vote and once that became clear, Harris was left with few options for base building in a crowded field. She wisely left the race early. The ticket does not need her for that purpose. Which, wisely,is to bring in additional white votes, particularly white suburban women. She is not an Obama. But she could be.

So far the attack messaging from the right has been confused and incoherent. And I hate to break it to them, but all politics is identity politics. This was my preferred ticket and yes I am being a little biased towards a fellow California girl, but that doesn't mean I don't think she is qualified for the job because she is. But I also think that she would have made a kick ass A.G. too.

Roger that. She'd have been a decent choice for the top of the ticket in other circumstances.

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