Stacey Abrams is taking a break from running Georgia to campaign to be former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate. Pretty soon, she’ll be calling the veepstakes rigged, dragging the Democratic National Committee as racist, and claiming to be the nominee anyway. It’s become her signature formula since failing to capture the Georgia governor’s mansion in 2018.
Just a year and a half later, ambition has once again come calling. This time it brings the romance novelist one step closer to reaching her self-inspired destiny of clinching power in the White House. Maybe the 27 lost souls in the Democratic primary have convinced her of her true purpose. Maybe Marianne Williamson has guided her.
If no else could earn the will of the voters over 77-year-old Biden, then the field is too weak. Abrams needs to be on the ticket. Abrams is ready to lead.
“I would be an excellent running mate,” Abrams proudly proclaimed in an interview with Elle Magazine last week. “I am prepared and excited to serve.”
On Wednesday, things quickly turned from Abrams touting her apparent “25 years in independent study of foreign policy” as ample qualification to run the country to making threats if she’s not selected. During an appearance on ABC’s “The View,” Abrams said she was “concerned” about Biden “not picking a woman of color” to join the ticket.
“Women of color, particularly black women, are the strongest part of the Democratic Party. The most loyal. But that loyalty isn’t simply how we vote, it’s how we work,” Abrams said, adding that if Biden wants to win over black voters this fall, the party needs “a ticket that reflects the diversity of America.”
In other words, Biden better pick Abrams or feel her wrath.
If Abrams isn’t the pick, Abrams will still coronate herself the righteous number two nominee regardless. This of course, will come after Abrams repeatedly calls the process a “tainted” and discriminately unfair “erosion of our democracy,” starts a new national organization to take over the DNC, goes on a nationwide media tour to slander Biden as a racist, and slams the Democratic Party as nothing but an institution built to disenfranchise black people.
Abrams has plenty of friends in the media to help with this. After all, CBS’s Gayle King told Abrams Tuesday, “everybody knows you’re extremely qualified.”
King isn’t wrong. Two years as Georgia’s imaginary governor makes Abrams more qualified than half the Democratic Party to run the White House.
Should Biden lose in November with Abrams off the ticket while somehow on the ticket, maybe Abrams then will finally concede defeat. Or maybe not. No election is fair without an Abrams victory. Georgia’s chief executive has already announced preparations for a future presidential run.
One day, she may end up living her dream in the president’s mansion, or she may continue living it up in her fantasies. Either way, she’ll get there, whether it’s in real life or not.
It’s a sad story indeed, but nevertheless, she persisted.