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What Joe Biden’s VP Pick Will Tell Us About Joe Biden

Dan Drezner reflects on Biden's vice presidential running mate options, via his Washington Post column.

Joe Biden has by all accounts run a very small-“c” conservative general-election campaign to date. He has played it safe in his campaigning, letting President Trump hog the limelight with his acts of self-sabotage. He has quickly squelched ideas that might be popular on progressive Twitter but not with the general populace. Despite polling showing him neck and neck in Texas and Georgia, his campaign has concentrated its advertising on the traditional swing states. He has taken care to secure his left flank by earning the support of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Biden’s campaign has organized its foreign policy team in a manner designed to keep everyone inside the tent with busywork, much like prior nominees.

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