- Jul 6, 2009
- Reaction score
I think Warren is probably a slight net negative in terms of voting outcomes compared to your average VP (I.e., Kamala or Klobuchar). Still, the question is what is the value of a VP? Is it to help you win the election or to create unity within the party and set a future platform?Warren is easily the best option if we are grooming the VP to take over for Biden in 4 years. Unfortunately, we have to win a race first and I don't know if she's the best option for that (we also don't know that she'd be a bad one, given her appeal to progressives).
Outside of her voting rights advocacy, I don't know Abrams political positioning very well. I do share the concern of her inexperience for a potential 2024 run. Her biggest race so far was a gubernatorial loss.
Additionally, does a slight net negative actually cost Biden the election?
I do think, from a policy perspective, Warren benefits Biden more than anyone due to her wonkiness. With that said, I do think Warren could takeover as Senate Majority/Minority Leader, and I do worry that her leaving could result in Massachusetts electing a GOP Senator.
It is a difficult and important choice.