The group of Democrat players who have been chosen by Joe Biden to present him with viable choices for a running mate include a former senator who is now a Hollywood lobbyist and a member of Congress who has years of personal ties to China. So much for the common touch.

In this time of Chinese perfidy over the coronavirus and the loathing of Hollywood by Middle America, Biden may rue their counsel.

The group includes former Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Rep. Lisa Rochester (D-DE), Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Biden aide Cynthia Hogan.

Said a Biden staffer, “Selecting a vice presidential candidate is one of the most important decisions in a presidential campaign and no one knows this more than Joe Biden. These four co-chairs reflect the strength and diversity of our party, and will provide tremendous insight and expertise to what will be a rigorous selection and vetting process. We are grateful for their service to the campaign and for their leadership.”

“Strength and diversity”? Translation: Quota system and aggrieved party festival.

Dodd left the Senate and became the CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (lobbyists for Hollywood and the film industry). Rochester spent years in China, her husband worked there, and returned to this nation in 2012. Garcetti is a second generation high level member of L.A. politics. Apparently the city government there is run on the hereditary system. He is a Navy vet.

Hogan was an Obama assistant, then was handed off to Biden, then to Apple, then to the NFL, then back to Biden.

The process will be interesting, as many Democrat female pols want the job, as they assume they can beat the president over crisis response and the economy. Full well knowing of Biden’s issues on mental clarity and alleged sexual assault, some of them still likely think the VP slot is a fast ticket to the Oval Office. It is reminiscent of the scenario behind the 1944 Democrat choice of Harry Truman as the VP nominee for F.D. Roosevelt’s fourth term. Roosevelt won, was inaugurated in January of 1945, and died in April. Truman then became president.

This piece was written by David Kamioner on April 30, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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