[Ed. – Not that we are advocating for Harris or any of the women of color Biden narrowed his pick to, Brown is missing the point that a Biden veep is almost certain to complete his presidency.]
Brown wrote that the vice presidency would likely hinder any further political ambitions for Harris.
“Historically, the vice presidency has often ended up being a dead end. For every George H.W. Bush, who ascended from the job to the presidency, there’s an Al Gore, who never got there,” Brown wrote in an op-ed for the San Francisco Examiner.
Brown, who served as mayor from 1996 to 2004, has said he briefly dated Harris while she was an Alameda County, Calif., deputy district attorney. As Speaker of the California Assembly, he later appointed her to positions on the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and the California Medical Assistance Commission.