Jo Jorgensen and Donald Trump already have their Vice Presidential candidates, but Joe Biden is the last one out of the gate for the three candidates who are expected to be on the ballot in all 50 states for the November 3, 2020 general election. Joe Biden said he will announce his VP pick the first week of August 2020 and speculators everywhere are trying to predict who it will be. Jo Jorgensen’s running mate is “Spike” Cohen and Donald Trump’s running mate is Mike Pence.
Some speculated it would be Elizabeth Warren as they held a virtual joint “grassroots” fundraiser on July 31, 2020. And perhaps it will be Warren as Biden’s pick. No one knows as several women are and have been going through the vetting process.
What is unique about the importance of Biden’s Vice Presidential pick is that there is widespread speculation that there is a higher chance, whoever it is, they may need to step in to replace Biden mid-term. Many conservatives and liberal politicos suspect that Joe Biden is suffering from serious cognitive decline. Even the liberal comedy show Saturday Night Live mocked Biden’s condition during a recent Weekend Update block.
So, if true, that Biden is having serious mental health issues, then voters this election season will give stronger consideration to who could take over the White House, should Biden need to step down for health reasons.
Biden will be 79 years old when and if he takes the Oath of Office for President of the United States on January 20, 2021. For comparison, Donald Trump will be 74 and Jo Jorgensen will be 63 years old when and if either of them take office during the swearing in ceremony on January 20, 2021.
Other names politicos have speculated who are on Joe Biden’s “short list” of Vice Presidential picks include, Val Demings of Florida, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, and a few others. His pick could be one of these or, as has happened often, it could be a complete surprise to many who the pick will be.