Kamala and Pete.
Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg could agree to run together in 2024 if Biden does not run again, giving the Democratic Party a very strong ticket that would seem like a natural continuation of Biden's first term, writes @LincolnMitchell.@CNNOpinion | https://t.co/VlBR3t2Ueg pic.twitter.com/QMHz9rF2Sm
— Columbia | SIPA (@ColumbiaSIPA) November 26, 2021
A Harris-Buttigieg ticket would showcase two dynamic politicians and represent the breadth and diversity of the Democratic Party, and indeed the whole country, while not veering too far left and alienating key swing voters who Biden won in 2020.
This ticket would be balanced with regards to geography: Harris is unmistakably Californian while Buttigieg is from Indiana, and brings with him a deep understanding of the Midwest.
Harris would be 60 years old on Election Day 2024, while Buttigieg would be 42, so there would be a generational balance there as well. Both nominees represent important Democratic Party constituencies — Harris is an African American and Asian American woman, while Buttigieg is a gay man. This would help mobilize important parts of the Democratic base. However, both politicians are essentially moderates, so it would be hard for the Republican Party to effectively tar them as radicals, socialists, or anything like that — something they would undoubtedly try to do. During, and since, the 2020 election, the right-wing has tried to paint Harris as being on the far left, but that attack never got much traction.
Hell, even Tom Nichols knows this is a stupid idea:
This is like some sort of Democratic Party political death wish written out in op-ed form. https://t.co/4Bbw2Zd8Nj
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) November 28, 2021
Please do. Signed, everyone who wants the Democrats to lose.
— The Virginia Project (@ProjectVirginia) November 28, 2021
A strong ticket? The author is unfamiliar with the American ppl is my guess.
— Dog guy (@Catsorange1) November 28, 2021
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) November 28, 2021
— Mimi (@MadMimi3) November 28, 2021
We like how they’re already giving Biden’s job away … talk about having zero confidence in President Silver Alert. Especially how we were just starting to hear that Joe intends to run again in 2024.
But hey, run Kamala and Pete. Go for it.
This ticket would get absolutely PUNISHED. It would be glorious.
— Nick (@NHTweets22) November 28, 2021
— CrusaderSaracen (@CrusaderSaracen) November 28, 2021
Lol yes do it. Ms. insufferable cackles and Mr. Bumper Sticker reader on maternity leave will go over well.
— hurl (@TheReal_Hurl) November 28, 2021
That would be dreamy! It would be a winning ticket with her approval at 10%
— FallingDebris (@VolatileAmine) November 28, 2021
Very strong? LOL
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) November 28, 2021
DeSantis obliterates this Dem ticket.
— Conservative Man (@conservbrownman) November 28, 2021
Anyone obliterates this ticket. Bring it. Please.
— RabbitHoleRedux (@everSoTweetly4u) November 28, 2021
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