How Should Hillary Clinton Choose a Running Mate? Start With Chemistry
There are many good choices out there but in my opinion it’s too soon to make this call, but not too early to look at some potentials. Each will have a plus and minus column, and those pluses and minuses will be stacked against focus groups, national polls, as well as swing state divides a bit closer to the election, and probably post GOP convention, before the running mate is picked. While I agree that chemistry is highly important so too are the other considerations.
Ambitious Democrats like Mr. Booker have started to audition as their presumptive presidential nominee considers who should join her on the national ticket. There is much for Mrs. Clinton to consider, including competence, agreement on policy and geography.
Yet Mrs. Clinton’s advisers and those who have gone through the process emphasize an equally important, if more elusive, quality: chemistry.
Mrs. Clinton needs a No. 2 who can ease into the insular and often distrusting Clinton orbit. And a running mate whose company Mrs. Clinton genuinely enjoys could help present a joyful picture to voters, after a primary season that was sometimes dreary.