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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:39 AM

 

Joe Biden vowed to pick a woman for vice president. Why not a Latina?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/joe-biden-vowed-pick-woman-110119053.html

IMO if Biden is to do this it would require close coordination with AA leaders as the overwhelming support from them justifiably wgives them the right for a Black VP. Yest a Latino would hopefully galvanize another part of the electorate to dump Trump if the Blacks maintain their support in large numbers.

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Now that Joe Biden has pledged he'll select a woman as his running mate, one of the questions being asked is why not a Latina for vice president?

Latinas are about half of the 60 million Latinos in the country and 18 percent of all women in the U.S. They have held a number of local, state and federal offices even though they are underrepresented at all levels, including in Cabinet-level appointments.

"Latina American public servants across the country have an unparalleled track record of getting things done for their communities, states and the country. It's about time we see that leadership in the White House," said Rep. Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif., chair of Bold PAC, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus' political action committee. The committee has backed Latinas to help get them elected to Congress or other public office.
Image: Catherine Cortez-Masto, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Veronica Escobar (Getty Images file)
Image: Catherine Cortez-Masto, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Veronica Escobar (Getty Images file)

By 2060, Latinas will be more than a quarter of the population, according to Catalyst.

After the former vice president's pledge during the last debate, the names that quickly emerged in media and political circles were those of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., former Georgia legislator Stacey Abrams, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. It took a few days for some Latinas to become part of the discussion.

Asked whether a Latina is being considered, the Biden campaign told NBC News in an emailed statement that Biden would run a vigorous vetting process, having been through it himself in 2008.

Biden has said he's considering at least seven women.




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Reply Joe Biden vowed to pick a woman for vice president. Why not a Latina? (Original post)
UncleNoel Mar 2020 OP
violasays Mar 2020 #1
IluvPitties Mar 2020 #5
hangaleft Mar 2020 #2
Dem4Life1102 Mar 2020 #3
StevieM Mar 2020 #4
dweller Mar 2020 #9
hlthe2b Mar 2020 #6
squirecam Mar 2020 #7
hangaleft Mar 2020 #8

Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:05 AM

1. Latinas can be black

 

It’s an ethnicity not a race. Amara La Negra, Gina Torres and Celia Cruz (from the grave) say hi. As does my late Afro-Cuban grandmother. If they mean why does it need to be an African-American woman, they need to say so. They don’t because they like having this idea that all Latines look somewhere between JLo and the woman from Modern Love.

To my knowledge, there are no prominent Afro-Latines in politics. If there are, I’m sure they’ll be on the shortlist.
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Response to violasays (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 10:07 AM

5. As an Afro-Latino

 

I thank you for this post!
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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:23 AM

2. I nominate Soledad O'Brien!

 

So, she has no experience. She’s smart and charismatic.

Won’t ever happen, but I would love it. I’m an O’Brien groupie
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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:24 AM

3. Sure if it makes sense

 

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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:49 AM

4. I think he should strongly consider Hilda Solis, the former Secretary of Labor. (eom)

 

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Response to StevieM (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 10:51 AM

9. you and me StevieM

 

i wrote her in as 'other' on a Biden email poll for vps...
choices included Kristen Gillebrand, and too many others to recall now that would never appeal to me

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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 10:16 AM

6. I think they should be considered absolutely. But, of those mentioned and whose backgrounds

 

I've explored a bit, none stands out TO ME as uniquely qualified to assume the Presidency if required. And, THAT is what is going to be needed on day one. No more opportunity for the VP position to serve as a four-year training ground as has been the case in previous decades. That doesn't mean that any of those suggested Latina politicos could not be excellent, just that I don't view their breadth of experience sufficient now more so than any other time in history. I compare them to a Kamala Harris, an Elizabeth Warren, an Amy Klobuchar and a few others previously mentioned and I just don't see the same breadth of experience.

I am interested in others that people feel should be considered, however.
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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 10:21 AM

7. I'm tired of people wanting the VP pick based upon skin color.

 

Pick the woman best suited for the job. No matter her skin color.
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Response to squirecam (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 10:24 AM

8. Sacrilege!

 

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