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Saturday, July 4, 2020
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THE CHOICE OF TAMMY DUCKWORTH AS A VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TO JOE BIDEN

Senator Tammy Duckworth

ccording to Wikipedia, Tammy Duckworth is an American politician and former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who has served as the junior United States Senator for Illinois since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she represented Illinois's 8th district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017. Before election to office, she served as Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (2009–11) and Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (2006–09). Duckworth was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, defeating Republican incumbent Mark Kirk.

Tammy Duckworth is a colorless and racially-bridge-builder, and a candidate who is expeditiously qualified to be the President of the United States of America, anytime, and any day. The choice of Tammy Duckworth as Vice President will help Joe Biden a great deal for the GOP to fall with shame ("yakata") in the Fall (November 3, general elections).

It is worth to note and to expect that Democrats don't make the mistake of a Black VP candidate at this more polarized period in American history. That will be easy for the Grand Old Party-GOP to further polarize the field of politics---and then amount to Democrats literally and needlessly stabbing itself in the heart or foot. POTUS has exhausted all dirty instruments in his dirt political arsenal. The only dirty political instrument left for the GOP now is a race issue and cultural wedge to divide people.

The Democratic Party has a lot of incredible and quintessential personalities in its political fold to be Vice President and President in case of the President's death or incapacitation. In this polarized period and uncertainty, the political shopping cart and choice of Joe Biden's Vice Presidential candidate should be trimmed down to Senator Tammy Duckworth. Just like other women democrats, Duckworth is eminently qualified to be Vice President of the United States.

Auspiciously, Democrats are at a delicate and vantage political territory now! They must walk a fine line to sail through the stormy cloud and hurricane of trumpism to safely land at acceptable and decent shores. Republicans are good at manufacturing and cooking conspiracy theories and division, and they are ready to unashamedly play a race card like they're used to do, always. They’re ready to sway or swindle the minds of unsuspecting and susceptible White Americans with some radical political promises.

With every sense of decency, we have millions of White and Black voters who don't tolerate any form of racism but are very decent Americans. All the Democrats need is now is to avoid what I call race-baiting instruments. Race issues and extreme ideologies are readily available political instruments and weapons. Republicans use race-baiting all the time to disrupt the minds of the White American voters in every general election. The good news is that majority of the White folks and voters are looking for decency, change, amity, and an end to culture war and institutional racism in the United States.

Moreover, choosing a Black VP candidate by Joe Biden might be a political miscalculation and mistake. It might encumber the Democratic Party’s chance of Oval Office---even at the down Ballots in all states of the federation. If Joe Biden chooses a black candidate, this dreaded political clime may be ceded again to the current divisive man again. I strongly hope and pray that this author is proven wrong. While elections have consequences, the voters' choices matter, and their collective choice will determine the impending consequences. We must choose and vote responsibly! November is not too far, but the consequences of our collective decision will undoubtedly be too long to fathom!

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