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If Biden steps aside, could an all-female ticket energize the Democrats ahead of the convention?

Vice President Kamala Harris, right, holds a roundtable at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Feb. 22, 2024, as part of her Fight for Reproductive Freedoms tour. Harris was joined at the event by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, left. (Photo by Andrew Roth/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

After a lousy debate performance Thursday night, President Joe Biden is now facing questions about whether he should step aside and let other Democrats run against former President Donald Trump in November. Should there be a shake-up before the Democratic National Convention in late August, the potential for an all-female ticket might just be what the party needs, says Costas Panagopoulos, head of Northeastern University’s political science department. 

“An all-women ticket would be exciting for many voters, and especially women in the aftermath” of the Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade and sent abortion decisions back to the states, Panagopoulos says. Such a ticket could include the likes of Vice President Kamala Harris, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he says. 

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