How would you guys feel if he changed course and didn't pick a woman?
I agree with @United78 that it could be his “No New Taxes” moment and cost him this election: I think part of his surge leading up to Super Tuesday was his making this commitment to select a woman for VP.
And for all of Biden’s gaffes and missteps, he has effectively created an image of consistency.
Elizabeth Warren has pivoted one too many times this election cycle to the point that I don’t think she would bring in more voters than she would cost the campaign.
My sense of things is that the Democratic Party’s strategy for Presidential elections is to pick a VP who is safer than their nominee for President: Tim Kane to HRC. At the same time, they don’t want a candidate who will upstage Biden. I think Stacy Abrams could definitely have that effect if selected.
Of all the candidates in the primary, as well as Moderate Republicans such as Kasich and Condoleezza Rice, Kobluchar is the safest choice, IMHO.
Any Kobluchar is a Midwesterner, not a “Coastal Elite.”
During the primaries, she was criticized for her role as a prosecutor in a case involving a Black woman where there were accusations of mishandling of evidence and testimony. In her customary one debate with Pence, I don’t think this would be used against her: it could backfire and create a perception among Moderate Republicans that she is “tough on crime.”
Kobluchar has been consistent in supporting the shoring up of the Affordable Care Act over adopting Medicare for All.
She also has more name recognition and personality than Tim Kane did in 2016. Kobluchar is folksy to the point of eye rolling—google for videos or memes of “Klobuchar Snow Woman”—but not controversial.
Lastly, if Biden left office before the end of his term, the perception is that things would continue policy-wise with Klobuchar as President.