Not only will the future VP have some influence on the Biden presidency. She (he promised it will be a she and most likely not be a White woman) could easily end up the next US president herself. Either because Biden might not be able to run out the four years. Or after his term(s), she could easily do the same as Biden did: jump from VP to the real thing.
She would be the best for Israel from all the Democratic contenders who ran for 2020. But that also means that as a lone real supporter of Israel, she will have a tough time against a field of more or less closeted anti-Israel folks in a Biden White House. Will she insist to deal with the Middle East? Could she hold her ground? If you know to pray, go right ahead.
She would guarantee a landslide victory for Biden. But, I don’t think she’s a Democrat enough to turn her back on Trump and the Republican Party.
The first negative report about her is in. And it’s quite a serious one. She has shown a real lack of judgment ten years ago.
My prediction? Biden (like Trump) seems too inflexible to reinvent himself. Therefore, Biden will not pick the VP who’s the most strategic to gain more votes but he will choose the one he feels most comfortable with, if she survives the screening process. That is Pamela Harris.
Yet, it seems that the Biden campaign still doesn’t have its ducks in a row.