On Thursday, Marianna Sotomayor from NBC reported that Joe Biden was planning to potentially announce some of his Cabinet nominations before the November election:
NEW: At his second virtual fundraiser today, @JoeBiden announced he's already putting together a transition team to vet cabinet members, brainstorm possible new cabinet positions and add talent throughout departments.
Biden said discussions are underway to see whether several Obama White House offices like technology policy and pandemics should be elevated to cabinet level positions. His transition team would discuss that as well as making a climate change position that goes beyond the EPA.
@JoeBiden also did not rule out announcing some cabinet members before possibly being elected president. He said he “would consider announcing some cabinet members before the election,” but quickly clarified that he hasn’t “made that commitment” yet.
The reporting on this makes me think that this strategy is unusual, is this correct? If so, why?