The_Achiever wrote: Sammy Sofa wrote:
Derwood wrote:I know Kamala Harris is a popular choice, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the country who elected an overt racist over a white woman isn't going to vote for a woman of color in 2020
We're still just removed from Obama and seeing how a PoC actually can drive people to the polls to vote for them. I think one of the Democrats' most easily avoided and ridiculous mistakes in 2016 was double down on the blinding whiteness of Clinton and with Kaine.
Yeah, a real misstep. And I like Kaine.
Yeah, in terms of policy/personality/etc., Kaine was fine, if uninspired, as a VP pick. But coming off of Obama, it was a bad look if you're looking to keep a lot of PoC voters invested in coming back out. Yeah, yeah; I know people will say that Trump being the opposition candidate should have been motivation enough to draw people out, but that's still not a good excuse to go with such an unnecessarily safe pick. Everything was already stirred up just by simply having Clinton running; adding the safest, blandest white dude possible wasn't going to mitigate things along those lines. Intentionally steering away from Sanders or a minority candidate was, IMO, a gigantic misread of the room.