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Brookings Institution's Elaine Kamarck: The Vice President Needs To Keep Themselves "In The Loop"
Speaking at The Washington Post's PostPartisan VP Debate Pregame Tuesday, Brookings Institution's Elaine Kamarck said that the best advice she would give a vice presidential nominee would be to "do what the president wants you to do" and to keep themselves "in the loop." According to Kamarck, a former Clinton White House staffer, every vice president has to "struggle" to stay informed within the White House. She notes that some traditions, such as a weekly private lunch that has existed between the president and vice president since the 1970's, have helped keep the vice president "in the loop."
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