‘First, do no harm.” It’s the most elementary rule of medicine and the veepstakes, and it’s why Joe Biden would be foolish to tap Senator Elizabeth Warren as his running mate. Warren, who held off from endorsing Bernie Sanders — her ideological ally and Biden’s last remaining rival in the Democratic presidential primary — predictably indicated last month that she would accept a spot on the ticket were Biden to offer it to her. Such a decision would please a certain segment of the Democratic Party. In both a CBS news poll and a Data for Progress poll of Democratic voters, Warren recently finished well ahead of other prospective running mates such as Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar. However, despite her apparent popularity as a potential VP, picking her would harm Biden in the general-election campaign.
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