There is a possibility that Vice President Kamala Harris may be on her way off President Joe Biden’s ticket for the 2024 election.
In an article published by conservative commentator Mike Miller for Red State, Miller opines that even if President Biden were replaced by another black woman, she would still be accused of being misogynistic and racist. However, even if she was replaced by another black woman, the president would still face accusations of being a misogynist and a racist.
The argument made by Miller was that the president would be hindered by Harris’ inability to perform effectively, her abhorrent speech-making, and her general unpopularity, all of which play a large part in her being a solid counterpart to the aging president who will be 82 years old by 2024.
“Kamala Harris has been the best insurance policy against being dumped by the Democrat Party that feckless Joe Biden could have. And as his decision to seek re-election looms, Corn Pop’s pal — with a ‘little’ help from his Democrat ‘friends’ — must also decide whether Kamala Harris will be with him on the 2024 ticket if he does decide to run,” Miller said.
It is Miller’s belief that Harris should be replaced, but won’t be, which could lead to a Republican victory unless the GOP screws up by not seizing the opportunity Democrats are serving the right on a silver platter.
But Miller is not the only person to doubt Harris’ ability to attract voters, with some of those naysayers coming from within her own party.
Former secretary of state and two-time presidential loser, Hillary Clinton, has responded to reports (via her team) to an article alleging that she questioned Kamala Harris’ political instincts as vice president.
“Members of Congress, Democratic strategists, and other major party figures all said she had not made herself into a formidable leader,” The New York Times reported of the vice president on Monday.
The Times said that two Democrats it spoke to on the condition of anonymity said they had private conversations with Clinton, where she said that Harris lacked “the political instincts to clear a primary field.”
Although the former secretary of state did not deny that those things had been said about the vice president, a Clinton spokesperson did point out that the two women “built and maintained a strong bond” about being a woman in a position of power and that she has supported Harris throughout the process.
Clinton’s report comes just a few days after another report by The Washington Post, which indicated that some of the top Democrats are concerned about the vice president’s prospects for political success.
“Such concerns about Harris’s political strength were repeated often by more than a dozen Democratic leaders in key states interviewed for this story,” it said. “Harris’s tenure has been underwhelming, they said, marked by struggles as a communicator and at times near-invisibility, leaving many rank-and-file Democrats unpersuaded that she has the force, charisma, and skill to mount a winning presidential campaign.”
“People are poised to pounce on anything — any misstep, any gaffe, anything she says — and so she’s probably not getting the benefit of the doubt,” Jacquelyn Bettadapur, the leader of the Cobb County Democrats in Georgia said. She said that people “don’t know enough about what she’s doing” and “it doesn’t help that she’s not [that] adept as a communicator.”
“Every fiber in my body wants her to be president; everything I’ve ever fought for is for someone like her to be president,” a South Carolina Democratic strategist said on the condition of anonymity. “I think she’s a good person with a good heart who can lead the country. But I don’t know that the people who have to make that happen to feel that way right now. I don’t know that she has what it takes to get over the hump in our present environment.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, who said she supports the re-election of President Joe Biden, did not commit to supporting Harris as vice president for the Democratic ticket despite her support for Biden.
“I really want to defer to what makes Biden comfortable on his team,” she said non Boston Public Radio last month. “I’ve known Kamala for a long time. I like Kamala. I knew her back when she was an attorney general and I was still teaching and we worked on the housing crisis together, so we go way back. But they need — they have to be a team, and my sense is they are — I don’t mean that by suggesting I think there are any problems. I think they are.”
But on Sunday she said that “I fully support the president’s and vice president’s re-election together, and never intended to imply otherwise.”