Traditionally, the way to be selected as a running mate is to pretend that you don’t care but your “flattered to be considered.”
If Joe Biden submits to a pressure campaign like this, it would only be another sign he’s not the right guy for the top job.
For her, it increases her visibility and helps everyone pretend that she should be a serious candidate for the job, when her main qualification is losing a race for governor.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams is ramping up her pressure campaign to be Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick.
According to Politico on Tuesday, Abrams has been calling Democratic power brokers and asking that they tell the Biden campaign she should be chosen as his running mate.
Abrams’s efforts to win the veepstakes is nearly unprecedented in modern politics, with some Democrats saying her actions appear desperate.
In multiple media appearances and interviews in the last month, Abrams has said she’s interested in the role. She has described herself as an ” excellent” pick for Biden and said on The View earlier in April that she would have “concerns” if Biden didn’t pick a woman of color as a running mate.
Abrams has cited her experience in the private sector as well as her “independent study” of international affairs as qualifications for the role. Her only experience in public service includes being minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives.