According to a new report from the NY Post, while Stacey Abrams may be actively campaigning for the role of Biden’s running mate, she may not be getting traction and her methods may be irritating Biden’s orbit.
From the NYPost:
“No one takes Stacey seriously. And her public campaigning for the job seems more like a hostage negotiation than an actual attempt to get the job,” a Biden insider told The Post. “Biden is an old school guy and will always be. Picking Stacey would be like picking [Sarah] Palin. He doesn’t need to throw a Hail Mary. He wants a good governing partner.”
Internally, her star has fallen with the onset of the coronavirus as concerns grow about her preparedness.
“Stacey isn’t ready on day one. Even she knows that and it’s why she’s engaging in this dance. She might get perfunctorily better, but she’s not a serious pick for him. And her campaign is viewed as much as promotion for her book as it is for being chosen as Biden’s VP,” the insider continued, referring to Abrams’ forthcoming book “Our Time Is Now.”
But not everyone agrees. Tad Devine, a longtime Democratic strategist who has worked on multiple presidential and vice-presidential campaigns, says the Abrams’ approach shows personal authenticity.
“I don’t think it’s a liability at all,” Devine said of her public lobbying. “People are desperate for honesty now.”