[Ed. – Whoever he picks, the whole business of preemptively announcing he’ll pick a woman regardless of who’s best qualified for the job will reek of identity politics — a point the Trump camp and Republicans should emphasize.]
While pundits are discussing the options, bookmakers in Las Vegas are setting betting lines for who Biden will pick. Sites listing the odds agree that Sen. Kamala Harris is the favorite.
Popular betting site Bovada puts Harris as the favorite with +200 odds. She’s followed by Sen. Amy Klobuchar at +300 and Whitmer at +500. The odds are lower for Warren at +700 and Abrams at +1,000.
Betting site 888sports also puts the best odds on Harris, according to Bookies.com. That site list Harris as +130 and Klobuchar at +400. The British betting site puts Whitmer at +500, Abrams at +650 and Elizabeth Warren at +1,000.
European betting sites Betfair has a similar spread for possible running mates, according to gambling site Action Network. Betfair puts Harris at +150, Whitmer and Klobuchar both at +500, Abrams at +600 and Warren at +1,000.