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Bankole: Biden’s running mate could decide November’s election

Conventional wisdom suggests Democrats will make Donald Trump a one-term president. The coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 86,000 Americans, has brought the U.S. economy to a halt, sending millions into unemployment and denying Trump any opportunity to brag about economic buoyancy in a crucial reelection year. Trump’s options going into the November election are limited, especially after his administration bungled its response to COVID-19. Democrats have plenty of cards to play against the president. Recent history suggests, however, that the November election is up for grabs. Retaking the White House is not a done deal for Democrats, and Trump’s reelection is not impossible. The crucial test for Democrats winning the White House lies in whom their presumptive nominee selects as a running mate. Let’s face it: Former Vice President Joe Biden is not an exciting candidate. He does not represent the future of the party or a multiracial America. In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. (Photo: Michael A. McCoy, AP) Plus, he’s been MIA for most of the pandemic. His 40-year political record reads like a typical white liberal moderate, a […]

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