Joe Biden took his time selecting a running mate, which seemed prudent. But he came up with Sen. Kamala Harris of California, which seems anticlimactic. And, worse than that, weak.
Let’s set aside what sort of vice president and president Ms. Harris might make — the campaign will reveal the best and worst of her and voters will decide for themselves.
What does it say about Mr. Biden as a leader?
It does not say much, or at least much that is good.
Mr. Biden started the vice presidential selection process by putting himself in a box. He pandered. He said he would pick a woman.