Is Tammy Duckworth of Illinois Joe Biden’s Running Mate?

In March 1903, Teddy Roosevelt went on a camping trip to Yosemite with famous pioneering conservationist John Muir.  After the trip, TR is reputed to have said that you never know a person until you’ve been camping with them.

I guess going to the field with someone in ROTC counts as well.  You get to know a person you’ve pitched a tent next to.  I was commissioned with Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois in 1992 and she is a smart and brave person who I am sure can help unseat Donald J. Trump.

As a former resident of Illinois and a historian, I believe she is another Illinois dark horse candidate with some mileage, if not as president, then as vice president.  I have studied rise her since Trump’s election and believe she is being groomed for the Oval Office or another important position by the Democratic Party.  Despite her status as a junior senator, she is the go to person for denouncing Trump, particularly by doing it on the Senate floor during Trump’s recent trial.  I think she expressed the American public’s opinion succinctly.

Joe Biden recently took what he called “a gut punch” in the Iowa Caucus.  He repeated in a recent CNN town hall meeting what he has been repeating on occasion since August of 2019 that he would like a vice presidential candidate who is a woman or a person of color.  Not only does Tammy have those two qualifications.  She is also a wounded war vet and a mother.  Who better to have on the ticket against a guy whose greatest exploits were draft dodging and withholding aid from a US ally for personal gain?  Her stand on social issues is also impeccable.

While her rise has not been as meteoric as Abraham Lincoln or Barak Obama, I predict she may be getting ready for a run, with the blessing of many in the Democratic Party leadership.  Frankly, we need another leader badly in America.  Maybe, we need a mother’s touch.

About the Author
Akiva ben Avraham is a former community college adjunct, US Army intelligence analyst and officer, and a caregiver.
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