Voters remain displeased with Vice President Kamala Harris’ performance in her role. The latest Real Clear Politics Average of Polls placed Harris’ approval rating at 38% and her disapproval rating at 52.6%
Those who told Fox News in Nashville they didn’t like her, the site of the Covenant School Massacre, struggled to think of a better alternative to her on the Democratic ticket.
“I really don’t know,” a woman who simply identified herself as Anna Marie said. “[Robert F. Kennedy Jr.] probably would be better than either one of them two. So, I don’t know, I’m from Illinois and look what we got.”
Others flat out did not want to see Harris remain on the ticket.
“She shouldn’t even be considered. She never should have been considered,” he said. “She didn’t do well in the presidential election when she was running, and I believe there’s only one reason she is vice president — a woman and her color,” a Nashville visitor named Bill said.
Insiders from both parties also have been less than pleased by Harris’ job performance.
She’s been called a “work in progress” by President Joe Biden. The president has lamented that she has not taken more off his plate, White House officials have told the press under condition of anonymity.
A White House official told The Daily Mail about Harris’ abilities:
“If he did not think she was capable, he would not have picked her. But it is a question of consistently rising to the occasion. I think his running for re-election is less about her and more about him, but I do think that she and the Democratic bench [are] a factor.”
Kamala Harris also has faced ridicule from foreign media and leaders.
Her speaking engagements have been matters of embarrassment in the opinion of many. Last September, Sky News Australia host Rita Panahi mocked Harris for saying the U.S. had an alliance with the “Republic of North Korea.”
“Kamala. What did she just say? The U.S. shares a strong and enduring alliance with North Korea. Are you an insane person? The United States has never shared an alliance with the mad, murderous Communists of North Korea,” Panahi said.
During her visit to Ghana last month that country’s President Nana Akufo-Addo smacked down her attempt to drive a wedge between his country and China. It sent the message that Harris is not respected abroad.
“There may be an obsession in America about Chinese activities on the African continent, but there’s no such obsession here,” Akufo-Addo said.
Her comments defending LGBT rights received a similar cold shoulder from the speaker of Ghana’s parliament, Alban Bagbin.
“What Kamala Harris do…we no for tolerate dis things, that be undemocratic… That someone go dictate to me what be good and what be bad?” Bagbin said.
On other occasions, Harris’ speaking abilities were mocked as a “word salad.” She made one such example when attempting to commemorate Women’s History Month in March.
“During Women’s History Month, we celebrate and we honor the women who made history throughout history — who saw what could be, unburdened by what had been…,” Harris said. “We see the suffragists, the riveters, the marchers, the mothers and sisters and aunts and grandmothers and daughters, all the giants upon whose broad shoulders we stand.”
Twitter pundits savaged her.
“Throughout history is considered by some the best time to make history,” PJ Media columnist Stephen Green wrote.
Harris has shaped up to be the most ridiculed vice president since Dan Quayle, who infamously told a school student to add an “E” to the word potato.
Despite her public perception, Harris remains the most popular alternative to Biden among Democrats as a presidential candidate; consequently, she is unlikely to go anywhere in 2024 as long as Biden stays on the top of the ticket.