Joe Biden is likely to pick Stacey Abrams, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Val Demings, or Kamala Harris as his vice president. Biden said his biggest criteria is that he wants to work with someone who is on the same page as him—someone he would be completely comfortable taking over the office if need be. Each of these women has shown themselves to be capable leaders—who do you want to see as vice president?
Stacey Abrams ran a high profile campaign in the 2018 gubernatorial race for Georgia but ultimately losing it. Since then, she's worked on defending and expanding voting rights. Her warnings about the electoral process were proven right during a disastrous primary election where machines didn't work and lines stretched for hours. Abrams has a high profile among Democrats, but she hasn't held national office.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms got onto the Biden campaign's shortlist due to how she handled the pandemic as well as protests in her city in recent months. She's shown herself to be a strong leader. She opposed reopening when it was unsafe to do so in Atlanta. While many mayors and leaders failed to show any leadership in the wake of protests of the police killing of George Floyd, Bottoms called out the destructive violence while modeling peaceful forms of protest by joining in herself. However, Bottoms has not held higher office than mayor.
Representative Val Demings, formerly a police chief, could be either an asset or a liability depending on how you look at it. For some people, the fact that she is both Black and has worked in law enforcement uniquely positions her to address this moment in history. In addition, Demings is highly popular in Florida, which could give Biden a boost in a battleground state. However, that same experience may drive voters away—under her tenure as the police chief in Orlando, police often worked under a culture of impunity.
Senator Kamala Harris is one of the most high-profile Black politicians today, making her a logical choice to be Biden's running mate. She's shown that she has national appeal through her run for the Democratic nomination, and she's proven herself time and again in the Senate as a deft politician. However, her background as a prosecutor and later attorney general in California could be an obstacle for voters in the aftermath of so many police killings and brutality.