So here’s what I think is going to happen.
Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for President running against the incumbent Donald Trump, has selected Kamala Harris as his running mate — a choice I’m extremely happy with, by the way.Not only is Kamala Harris a very well qualified candidate for Vice President, she is the first black (her father was from Jamaica) and South Asian (her mother was from India) American woman chosen for national office by a major political party. And she is an accomplished woman, having served as San Francisco’s District Attorney, as the California Attorney General, and as a member of the U.S. Senate from California.
Harris’ selection will seal the deal with America’s black voters and will probably bring a lot of women voters with her who might otherwise not have voted for Biden.
So what is Trump’s play? In a last ditch effort to save his floundering campaign and to boost his chances to get re-elected, Donald Trump is going to dump current Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate and will select Nikki Haley to run with him in November.Nikki Haley is no slouch. She served as the governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017 and as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2017 to 2018. She was the first female governor of South Carolina and the first female Indian-American governor elected in the United States.
I have no doubt that Trump believes that replacing Pence with Haley as his running mate will help keep female voters, who might otherwise vote for a Biden-Harris ticket, in his fold. Pence can’t do that and, since Trump already has the evangelical and religious right voters sewn up, keeping Pence on the Republican ticket doesn’t add anything to the equation. Nikki Haley would.
So remember, folks, where you first heard this.