From “Pence for Vice President,” an Aug. 11 New York Sun editorial:
Vice President Biden has chosen the junior senator from California, Kamala Harris, to be his operating mate. That makes a ticket the place the vice presidential candidate appears, at the least to us, to be of a extra presidential persona than the elder statesman from Delaware. The extra typical formulation is the younger, bold govt kind on the high of the ticket.
To see how odd this ticket actually appears, think about that in 2008 the ticket had been Biden-Obama. It might have gone down in flames. The trailblazing persona, the artistic spirit, belonged to the youthful man. Then once more additionally, too, the identical could possibly be stated of that 12 months’s Republican ticket, which featured, in Senator McCain, an end-of-career candidate for president and, in Governor Palin, a charismatic younger govt for vice chairman. They misplaced.
We don’t wish to make an excessive amount of of this. Nor can we thoughts saying that it’s not tough to see how Mr. Biden ultimately picked Ms. Harris over the others within the discipline to which he had, in a second of weak point, restricted his seek for a operating mate. . . .