“Kamala Harris” by Gage Skidmore is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

By choosing Kamala Harris as his potential vice-president, Joe Biden hasn’t just picked a running mate, but a high-profile political heiress.

A good choice for running mate

Kamala Harris will be 56 on 2020 Inauguration Day, much younger than then-78-years-old Joe Biden.

She is elected and known at a national level, and has both executive and legislative experience. As one of the most liberal senators, she can speak to the left of the Democratic Party. As a former California attorney general and economic centrist, she can appeal to the right of the party and independant electors.

Elected is better than named for office

Days before the Democratic National Convention, many in the media…

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