Ever since Donald Trump announced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, America has looked to Hillary Clinton to reveal her much-anticipated vice presidential pick, with several top housing names even making the list of potentials.
Clinton is expected to reveal her running mate for the 2016 general election any day now, and both U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., have their names floating around as potential picks.
But according to an article in Quartz by Jake Flanagin, neither Castro nor Warren are no longer on the list.
From the article:
There were many that speculated that Clinton might select Warren in order to shore up the further-left reaches of the Democratic party, voters that united around Vermont senator Bernie Sanders’s primary challenge. Others said she would select Castro, Perez, or Becerra to appeal to Latino voters.
These ideas may well have been part of the strategy to date; but Donald Trump’s selection of Mike Pence as his running mate was a game changer. Given Spence’s establishment bona fides, Clinton aides feel their candidate is now free to choose a more run-of-the-mill running mate, someone that might appeal to the bloc of white, male voters that are overwhelmingly suspicious of, if not outright opposed to, a Clinton presidency.
This isn’t the first time Warren’s name was tossed around as a potential vice president pick. When Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, was still in the running, he also mentioned her as a potential running mate.
And Warren and Castro weren’t the only two housing officials to make the cut. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray was even identified as a possible running mate to Clinton.
However, Cordray responded jokingly to the idea in an interview with CNBC saying, “Standing up for consumers is a full-time job."
So who is left to choose from?
According to the article, “Today’s short list reportedly includes Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack, dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and former naval admiral James Stavridis, and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.”