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Biden Picks Running Mate
News Bytes 08/12/2020 24 Comments

Yesterday, Joe Biden named a presidential running mate. First-term California Senator Kamala Harris is his choice. She makes history as the first black woman on a major party’s presidential ticket.

Fifty-five-year-old Harris was born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother. Early in the presidential race, she campaigned for the White House. She ended her bid last year but quickly became a top VP contender.

Harris has been the California attorney general and a district attorney in San Francisco. During her presidential run, some liberals and younger black voters felt she wasn’t strong enough on issues of police brutality and racism in the legal system.

In a tweet, Biden called Harris a “fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants.”

Biden points to Harris’ somewhat middle-of-the-road record on issues such as healthcare and her background in law enforcement. He also acknowledges the vital role black voters have in his bid to defeat incumbent President Donald Trump in November.

“Together, with you, we’re going to beat Trump,” he said yesterday.

A woman has never served as president or vice president of the United States. Two women have been nominated as running mates on major party tickets: Democrat Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and Republican Sarah Palin in 2008. Their parties lost in the general election.

This year’s vice presidential pick carries increased importance. If elected, Biden would be 78 when he’s inaugurated in January—the oldest president ever. If he doesn’t run in 2024, his running mate would likely become a front-runner that year.

Harris joins Biden at a moment of national crisis. The coronavirus pandemic has contributed to the deaths of more than 166,000 people in the United States. Business closures and disruptions have caused severe economic problems. At the same time, many Americans are protesting racism and police brutality.

(Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and then-candidate Senator Kamala Harris shake hands after a Democratic presidential primary debate on September 12, 2019. AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

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First comment!!

Hey! they posted a second article for today! And I didn't know Joe Biden was so old!

Also, I just figured out how

Also, I just figured out how to post links, and this article is kinda related to this... https://teen.wng.org/node/2728
It's also pretty sad

Janna (Daniel's sister)

Joe Biden should be in Hospice Care not President.

I... like Joe Biden

I liked him when he ran before, closed borders, right leaning, great man, but then something changed obruptly, and he became all socalist. @Daniel G That is harsh but it is kinda true. I think that we should let younger people run for president, cause then they have more knowledge on the current times, and not just rich people sitting on their private island disconnected . Right now, I do not support democrats at all. I do think people who vote democrats have great intentions, caring for the poor etc.. etc.. but Republicans care for the poor in a diffrent way, they care less. I think that people who are poor should get little/no help, cause then they will just sit back and let money from the goverment suppor them and go buy drugs/ cigerettes. I have seen it beofre. I think we should be going for the leg up approach, providing jobs or helping them get a job. Of course this does not apply to people with a dissabilty that prevents them from working. Did you know joe bidens son was feeding US secret information to the chineese comunist party because his dad was vice president? Quote from Biden: " "No, because I trust my son," Biden alleged. For the record, Hunter seems like the least trustworthy person in the entire world."

That's great that there could

That's great that there could be a black woman for vice pres. But yeah like Daniel G said he'sss a little, well, old. He can't really even talk right! It's kinda depressing. But then again, the only people who get picked to run for each party are usually old white men. LOL. Though, that's not really funny...

Honestly

I honestly don't care if the VP is black, I don't care if only white people run the goverment. I just care about the decicions they make. In fact only %12.3 of americans are black, so if people want every workspace to be half and half black and white, then there will be some, um, logistical problems.

this is Mylee

my dad hates Biden. My dad is a firefighter and the National Fire association is taking money and giving it to Biden and for abortion. My dad wants to get out of the association. So please pray.

This is London

i dont even know this joe bidden guy oof. men have always been president and vice presidents it would be different if it was a girl. but we are equel so just as long as they know what is right for are country .

This is London

i dont want it to be them .

WHAT?!?!?!?!!?

I thought they were enemies!?!?! What I dont want Joe as our president.

Let thy will be done on earth

Let thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. God knows what is best for America. I'm a Conservative so I want Trump to win the election, but God knows what is best for America. Let His will be done.

@Nadia A

They don't agree on 90% of issues the party made him pick her because she is a black woman and in their world, that means they have tied up the black and female votes.

Slow Joe and Phoney Kamala

It would be very foolish if we elected this dynamic duo of disaster. Do these people realize what happened the last time we elected someone just because of their race and not because of their merits?! That right our country went down the toilet! We need someone who is decisive, someone with a great mind, and most importantly someone who demands respect from the leaders of the world. Slow Joe has none of these important things required to lead our great country. The Dems haven't had any of these things in their candidates for a long time now they need to either step up or quit trying to get these fools into the most powerful office in the world. Now, of course, their are many other things required to make a great president but these are just some of the top few I thought of off the top of my head.

how about liberal joe and

how about liberal joe and commie kamla?

@ HESPERUS D

Slow Joe and Phoney Kamala are their official names given by Trump himself.

Holy moly

This is going to get ugly....... Really fast......

God bless America

@Janna(Daniel's sister) I agree wholeheartedly LOL

I agree with Gracie M

I really don't want Joe to become president. and I think they are standing a little close. and yeah, he is old.

I agree with you @Riley D.

I agree with you @Riley D. They are standing QUITE close to each other. First of all, aren't people supposed to be social distancing? And, I thought they were enemies. Didn't she say some pretty mean stuff about him? I don't think he should have picked her to be his running mate if she had strongly disliked him months before. That's just my opinion though.

@Riley D

;)

@ Asher

Aye.....

When i first saw this article

When i first saw this article my first thought was... That picture is disturbing LOL.

Yeah i really hope "Slow Joe" does not get in office, if he did america would pretty much die :(

I completely agree Janna G

Biden will probably have some "Health Problem" (*input sarcasm*) and then his "vice president" AKA Clown will take the office

@Davd

I thought the same thing about the picture!

Add on

Also, she is technically not African-american type black. Biden says he picked a black woman. ok, he did, but the majority of the blacks (who are causing riots) are African American! Jamaican father, Indian mother!

I don't know what to say...

I don't know what to say...

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