Did they really say that?
CNN editor Chris Cillizza recently stated that he believes Biden will be “step[ping] aside” to boost his running mate, Kamala Harris.
Joe Biden made the pick that maximized his chances of continuing to make the race a straight referendum on Trump while also selecting someone whose resume suggests being ready to step in, if and when Biden decides to step aside. | Analysis by @CillizzaCNN https://t.co/Ek4d6sfGfT
— CNN (@CNN) August 11, 2020
Cillizza basically stated that Biden chose Harris to do his job for him. Cillizza wrote:
At 55 years old, [Harris] represents a younger generation of leader — something that Biden, who will be 78 on Inauguration Day 2021, said was a major factor in his choice
What that all means is that Biden wants the race to be about him as little as possible.
What Biden did is make the pick that maximized his chances of continuing to make the race a straight referendum on Trump while also selecting someone, in Harris, whose resume suggests will be ready to step in if and when Biden decides to step aside.
Another reason why Cillizza probably believes that Biden will be leaving Harris in charge was the way Biden worded the announcement of his running mate. He worded it in a way that suggests that Harris will “lead this nation starting in January 2021.”
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