Who should presidential candidate Joe Biden choose as his running mate?

Two of the women who should be considered clearly stand out


MIchelle Nguyen

Biden is currently on the search for his vice president. Among his top 10 choices are Amy Klobuchar and Stacey Abrams.

The presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president, Joe Biden, should have by now a list of the top 10 people he is considering to choose as his vice presidential running mate.

And this list should include all women.

This is what many pundits believe, and some have even compiled their own lists of the top 10 female candidates that he should consider as a running mate. Most of these lists include: Stacey Abrams, Tammy Baldwin, Val Demings, Tammy Duckworth, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Catherine Cortez Masto, Elizabeth Warren, and Gretchen Whitmer.

After weighing the pros and cons of these 10 women, it’s clear that the two best vice presidential candidates that Biden should consider are Abrams and Klobuchar.

Many people have been talking about Abrams lately, and how she’d be a great choice for Biden, especially because she’s a creative thinker. But I don’t see Abrams as the greatest option. I prefer Klobuchar.

Abrams was the house minority leader for the Georgia General Assembly [the state legislature] and state representative for the 89th house district from 2007 to 2017. She was the  house minority leader from 2011 to 2017. Abrams has an impressive resume with degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and Yale Law School. 

Abrams has a plan she wants to implement known as the Georgia Economic Mobility Plan, which would provide increased employment, skills training, prevent wage theft, and implement a statewide income tax credit. She has also helped provide Georgia with the money they need for infrastructure such as highways, office buildings and run-down buildings, which the state often isn’t able to afford. 

Klobuchar, on the other hand, is one of Minnesota’s two senators. She managed to build a reputation for setting aside partisanship to help strengthen the economy and support families that aren’t economically stable. As stated by The New York Times, “Ms. Klobuchar has focused her early proposals on reliably bipartisan concerns like infrastructure and privacy protections for personal data.” 

What I appreciate most about Klobuchar is the fact that she works with both Republicans and Democrats, in order to get the job done. 

Klobuchar has led efforts over the years to strengthen our election security. She introduced the Election Security Act in 2019, which would require paper ballots and introduce cybersecurity election measures.

Klobuchar wrote in an article on Medium, a website that allows the public to publish articles, that her former 2020 Democratic nominee bid included policy proposals to increase voting rights, such as automatically registering all eligible voters and banning voter purges because of inactivity in voting.

Klobuchar graduated Magna Cum Laude from Yale University and the University of Chicago Law school. She has served on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee. Klobuchar also serves as ranking member of the Rules and Administration Committee.

With such experience in a wide variety of committees, Klobuchar would make a great vice president for Biden. Her background provides the United States with a stronger insight on who she is and what she has accomplished during her years.

Between the two main vice presidential candidates Biden has been looking into, hopefully he’ll really do the research to make sure they’ll be fit enough to help him make the best decisions if he wins the presidency in November.