Don’t pick Gov. Whitmer. We need her here badly in Michigan, where she’s doing a great job. Even though our Lt. Governor Gilchrist would be great as governor here, and he would be MI’s first black Governor, he lost his last election running for city clerk in Detroit in 2017. He would be up for reelection in 2022 (and we’ll probably still be dealing with Covid here in some way). It makes me nervous we could go backwards in time with another run by a Bill Schuette or another run by Betsy-wetsy DeVos’ hubbie, who could easily self-fund another campaign for Governor and destroy what’s left of our aging public school system. Whitmer would win re-election hands down if she ran today. The vicissitudes of a tired and drained public from this pandemic going into the future could be dangerous for our state come 2022. At some point, people will be looking for someone to blame. If past is prologue, the actual responsibility for this mess will be politically lied about and propagandized by bad actors in the GOP, as they always tend to do…and some will be more than willing to fall for it.
Republicans are good at thinking ahead when it comes to elections. Democrats would be wise to do the same and plan accordingly for all open seats and office holders at the state and local level.
I hope he goes with Warren or Harris…except MA has a Republican governor so probably no for Warren. It won’t change my vote though. Its Biden all the way for me. I’m just trying to think ahead for the future of the party…as I’m sure Biden is too…I hope.