Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden finally announced on Tuesday his running mate will be California Senator Kamala Harris, who also ran for the highest office in the land. Poker Twitter was quick to chime in on the decision.
Biden promised his base he would nominate a woman for VP. Harris had long been one of the favorites to serve as the former Vice President’s running mate. US Senator Elizabeth Warren and Susan Rice, President Obama’s National Security Advisor, were also among those in consideration.
Should the Biden/Harris ticket defeat Donald Trump, in November, Harris will become the first African American woman to serve as VP. She is already the first African American woman on a major party ticket. Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, is the only black president in history.
What Do Poker Players Think About Harris?
Poker Twitter is already discussing and debating Biden’s VP selection. Matt Glantz, who preferred Rice, simply wrote, “Fml,” an acronym for (bleep) my life.
“Joe completely trusts Susan to run the show. He can just sleep all day and she can let him know what’s going on over dinner every so often. She’s a badass negotiator and smarter than Trump and Biden put together. This is a win for everybody except China,” the always opinionated Glantz wrote less than 24 hours ago.
Dan O’Brien also needed just one word to describe the Harris pick — “disaster.” But Twitter user @PatBarr52364730 disagrees and wrote in response to Glantz’ post, “great choice! Kamala can scare the crap out of Donnie with legal facts and subliminal threats. Of course, Donnie won’t comprehend any of it.”
Biden’s selection shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to betting experts. As of yesterday, most online sportsbooks had her as the even-money favorite with Rice second at 5/2. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closed at 4/1, depending on the sportsbook.
David “ODB” Baker made his opinion on Biden’s pick via a meme.
DNC always chooses this path pic.twitter.com/FhedMPhH1q
— David Baker (@audavidb) August 11, 2020
“There’s an argument to be made that Kamala could hurt with the younger and entitled and lazy crowd. Her prosecution background has to be suboptimal in this climate,” @KindaCoolKy wrote.