Joe Biden isn’t an inspiring candidate.
He doesn’t engender excitement in his base, He isn’t bright, articulate or good-looking.
He’s barely coherent.
That’s why his pick for a running mate is so important – more so than the typical candidate. And top advisors and pundits are all saying the same thing – whoever he picks needs to be an aggressive “attack dog.”
The Washington Examiner comments:
Rutgers University’s David Greenberg said Biden would be helped by a vice presidential pick who was “strong on attack.” He based his reasoning on the fact that, apart from the nominating conventions, which this year are in doubt because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and the understudy debate, the running mate “rarely” makes news or influences votes.
“One way to occasionally cut through the news is with well-formulated criticisms of the incumbent — not angry or mean-spirited, but pointed,” he said.
We’ll be the judge of whether things get mean-spirited.
He goes on:
Greenberg told the Washington Examiner there were a number of women who could effectively play the “attack dog” role, including ex-prosecutors-turned-Sens. Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar. Instead, he said the biggest obstacle for the ticket to overcome would likely be the COVID-19 outbreak if the spread of the disease and the response to it were still dominating headlines in the fall.
What the analysts are saying is almost as important as what they are saying: Biden isn’t mentally prepared for a battle.
Whoever he picks as a running mate will be on their own when it comes to dealing with Trump’s famous brawling style.