Following up on my article earlier: V.P. Pick Critical for Clinton
Politico reported earlier today that current Vice President, Joe Biden (D-DE), would have picked Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as his running mate. Biden was a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination, but never entered the race. Biden notes Warren’s anti-bank agenda, and the enthusiasm with the left supports her as he, like Clinton, is a centrist Democrat. Biden believes that Warren should be Hillary Clinton‘s (D-NY) running mate. Warren, to her credit, has played her cards carefully, giving her an opportunity at influence and possible the vice presidency, while generating enthusiasm on her Twitter account.
The revelation of Biden’s interest in Warren is timely: The Massachusetts senator, who has not yet endorsed a candidate for president, has been careful to avoid any statement that would indicate she favored ideological soulmate Bernie Sanders over the more centrist Clinton. But progressives have begun pitching Warren as a possible Clinton vice presidential pick to heal the divisions between the center and left of the Democratic Party after the protracted duel between Clinton and Sanders.
And Warren hasn’t entirely resisted the suggestion — in part, because it gives her leverage to influence Clinton’s potential staffing decisions in the Treasury Department and financial oversight boards.