Stacey Abrams's VP Push Glorified, Rebuked by Opposite Sides of Media

Headline Roundup May 26th, 2020

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams's push to be chosen as Joe Biden's 2020 running mate has received starkly different forms of attention from either side of the political media spectrum.

Many left-rated voices have praised Abrams as a trailblazing vice president candidate. Many right-rated voices have offered substantial critiques of her political credentials. Certain left- and right-rated voices have also criticized each other's coverage of Abrams; critics of the left say they've unjustly exaggerated Abrams' status for political purposes, and critics of the right suggest racism may be a reason for their disapproval of her candidacy.

Stacey Abrams's VP Push Glorified, Rebuked by Opposite Sides of Media

From the Left

Stacey Abrams has a theory about how Joe Biden can beat Donald Trump: Pick her as his running mate.

“We have to win the election. And I would point out that I ran the most successful campaign to engage the communities we need to build the broadest coalition necessary in 2020, because what we are going to see on the ground is that this is going to be a campaign unlike anything that’s been run before,” Abrams told me.

Abrams pointed to her run for governor of Georgia two years...

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From the Center

Who is Stacey Abrams?

The 46-year old Georgia politician, who in 2018 became the country’s first female major-party African-American gubernatorial nominee, is one of the names being discussed prominently as Joe Biden’s potential 2020 running mate. But how you answer that first question may depend largely on your news preferences or political biases.

If you only read left-leaning news media, you may think Abrams is destined for influence in American politics, and symbolic of the new wave of progressive policy and diverse leadership. If you only read right-rated media, you...

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From the Right

No one has ever wanted to be vice president as much as Stacey Abrams.

The Georgia Democrat, best known for her failed gubernatorial candidacy in 2018, has launched a full-fledged campaign for the vice presidency in recent weeks, telling every news channel that will book her why she thinks she’s cut out for the job. And in doing so, Abrams has proved why she’s not.

Abrams’s media tour began back in February when Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, first mentioned his campaign was looking at Abrams. When asked if...

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