Kamala Harris Has Problems: When a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is starting to decline and is risking a major crash, nurses will often describe the patient as “toileting.” It’s akin to saying someone is “going down the drain”.
That is precisely how one must describe Vice-President Kamala Harris’ political standing with the American people.
According to a new Monmouth Poll, Vice-President Harris’ approval rating collapsed to an astounding 37 percent. Just two months ago, a Fox News poll from April assessed that Harris was polling at around 43 percent approval. Since that Fox News poll was conducted, President Joe Biden announced that he was, in fact, running for reelection and he was keeping Harris as his running-mate.
If anything, that news should have boosted Harris’ abysmal standing with the American people. Almost any other political campaign would have received a boost—no matter how small—but the Biden-Harris ticket continues defying all political logic.
In this case, that’s a good thing for whichever Republican, either Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis or former President Donald J. Trump, is the GOP nominee in 2024.
Normally, a president wants his running-mate to augment his ticket; to fill some gap that he cannot or will not.
Sure, Kamala Harris is a woman of color, but even her appeal among minorities is nowhere near what the Biden team thought it’d be. For instance, Harris continually struggles to appeal to African-American men. While she does better with women—especially educated, urban, single women—Harris’ appeal is still much more limited than it should be.
Biden picked Kamala Harris not only for her ethnicity and gender, but for her age as well. She is, by all accounts, the most superficial pick for vice-president in history.
And it shows.
Because, despite her credentials as being highly educated, as soon as Kamala Harris opens her mouth to speak, nothing but gobbledygook spews out, punctuated by a series of uncomfortable cackles.
I’d swear, the vice-president was being dosed with some drug that made her a babbling idiot before every speech she gave.
Then, to add onto her woes, Harris has a shambolic record as vice-president. Nothing in her policy portfolio has eventuated in a major success for the administration she was supposed to give gravitas to by being named as Biden’s number two.
Thus, Kamala Harris brings nothing but headaches to the already troubled Biden presidential ticket.
To be clear, whatever support Biden may have among Democratic Party voters, given the already low approval ratings and controversies surrounding his presidency, it is not a given that the independent voters will automatically side with Biden.
They will be more likely to do so if Donald Trump is the GOP nominee.
Even then, though, looking at the horrendous approval numbers of both Biden and Kamala Harris, as well as the unpopularity of Biden’s policies, the Biden ticket will need all the help it can get to beat the Republicans. Kamala Harris isn’t the assistance they clearly think she is.
But they won’t because of the fear of how badly it’d look in the near-term to replace a female of color with a white, silver-haired, smooth-talking, legendarily heterosexual, man.
Instead, the Democrats will choose mediocrity and weakness—which should be exploited deftly by the Republicans once their primary is over.
With the Biden-Harris ticket, there is no excuse for the Republicans to not defeat them. It will only be because the Republicans nominate a weaker or more controversial candidate that distracts voters away from the fundamental weakness and incompetence of the Biden-Harris ticket.
Republicans should take heed. After all, if the GOP loses to “Sleepy” Joe Biden and Kamala Harris a second time in a row, they don’t deserve to hold power anymore.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.