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Francis Wilkinson

Kamala Harris Can Be Joe Biden’s Biden

The presumptive Democratic nominee needs someone who makes voters comfortable with an old white guy at the top of the ticket.

The first of many rallies together?

The first of many rallies together?

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Joe Biden is getting a lot of unsolicited advice about a running mate. Here’s mine: Find yourself another Joe Biden.

When Barack Obama was cruising to the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2008, he chose someone who buttressed his political weakness. Obama’s overriding political weakness wasn’t hard to pinpoint: He was a mixed-race intellectual whose father was from Kenya.