Stacey Abrams, on former VPOTUS Biden’s shortlist to complete the Dem ticket, has made it well known that though this is not a spot for which she can actively campaign, she would have no problem stepping up to the plate if asked to do so.
Yes. I would be honored. I would be an excellent running mate. I have the capacity to attract voters by motivating typically ignored communities. I have a strong history of executive and management experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. I’ve spent 25 years in independent study of foreign policy. I am ready to help advance an agenda of restoring America’s place in the world. If I am selected, I am prepared and excited to serve.
Sounds like campaigning to me. Perhaps this “open secret” strategy works for her. It’s no secret that she is the only shortlister doing it at the moment.