Beto is such a flyweight that I was incredulous at the headline “Biden, Beto, or Biden-Beto Is the GOP’s Worst Nightmare.” But I read it anyway, and I think Jonathan V. Last is correct.
Apart from being younger, Beto’s no less qualified for the President than Trump is. Pair him as Vice President with Biden, and they take away the callow factor and upend two key parts of Trump’s re-election strategy:
- He gets lucky and draws a challenger who is either a radical leftist, deeply unlikeable, or both.
- He holds his 2016 states with similar margins.
The majority of other candidates fit the “radical leftist” label or plausibly can be made so to appear.