A few others might eventually make their way on there, if only as panders. Gretchen Whitmer, the governor of Michigan, is an obvious possibility. Word is he’s looking at Rep. Val Demings too. Stacey Abrams will be mentioned because, for reasons not quite clear to me, Stacey Abrams is always mentioned.
But Biden is a creature of the Senate. Of course he’s going to start with, and likely finish with, senators in his search.
Friends and aides are whispering to New York magazine that he’s been thinking about his VP choice a lot lately while the country has been busy thinking of, well, survival. The final short list is a work on progress, they say, but Warren, Harris, and Klobuchar are no-brainers. Biden appears to have three core criteria in making his choice. The veep has to be a woman, as he pledged at the most recent debate; she has to be ready to be president on day one, which means experience with high office; and she has to be someone with whom he’s comfortable ideologically.