Who Will Vote for Kamala Harris in 2024? – Vice-President Kamala Harris is the most overrated politician of our day.
Billed as the female Obama when she readied her presidential bid in 2020, she ultimately proved to be an early fizzle on the campaign trail.
Harris was such a letdown that she, as the senator from California, had to drop out of the tough Democratic Party primary of that year before the California primary vote took place because it was believed that she would lose her own state.
As I’ve noted in these pages before, had it not been for the intervention of Civil Rights legend, Sen. James Clyburn (D-SC), who ultimately threw the important South Carolina primary vote for Joe Biden in 2020 and brought along with him large numbers of African-American voters to what was then Biden’s ailing campaign, Harris would have disappeared into political obscurity.
But the price for Clyburn’s support of Joe Biden was that Biden had to pick a female of color as his running-mate.
Specifically, at least according to the analysis out there, Biden needed to choose Clyburn’s colleague from the Senate, Kamala Harris.
Kamala Harris is a Letdown
Since becoming vice-president, Kamala Harris has floundered.
Many have argued she was chosen not only because she was a woman of color but because she was younger and healthier than her running-mate. Harris was initially billed as a sober and competent president-in-waiting should something befall the ancient president.
Yet, her performance as vice president over the last few years has been so abysmal that people now look upon her as a burden to Joe Biden rather than a benefit.
Kamala Harris is the feline of politics; it would seem. She has multiple lives. Because even though nobody likes or thinks that Harris is competent, she has been placed back on the Biden ticket for 2024. Things are a little different going into 2024 than they were in 2020, though.
If reelected, Joe Biden will be in his eighties. He already doesn’t look well in public appearances. Biden is so old and weak that the Biden Campaign chose to do a recorded video launch of Biden’s reelection campaign rather than the typical splashy, live events that almost every successful presidential candidate has done at the start of their campaign.
This move does not fill many people with confidence. Especially considering nearly half of all Democrats when polled stated that they did not want Joe Biden to seek a second term in office. Most Americans do not want either President Biden or former President Donald J. Trump to run for office in 2024. What’s more, Vice-President Harris’ approval rating is in the toilet.
Yet here we are.
Biden’s Number Two Will Matter in 2024 to Voters
At this moment in time—with a year before any votes are cast—it looks as though Biden will once again square off against Donald Trump for the presidency, with Kamala Harris at Biden’s side.
In 2024, Biden’s vice-presidential pick will be more important for Americans headed to the polls than what most Democratic Party operatives want to admit.
Even Harris’ benefactor, Sen. James Clyburn, said in an interview on Morning Joe that he realized Biden’s vice-presidential pick will be far more important to many voters in 2024 than it was even in 2020, simply because of Biden’s advanced age.
The question pressing every Democratic Party powerbroker must be: will Americans vote for Kamala Harris in 2024?
Although 2024 is not being framed publicly in these terms, for the Democrats, that’s basically what they’re offering the American people.
We’ve never had a president as old as Joe Biden. Even with his wealth and access to the world’s best medicine, age itself is a factor that negatively impacts the health. Throw in the stressors that come along with being president, Kamala Harris will be on permanent watch for receiving the likely call for her to assume the presidency.
Kamala Harris has underperformed as a candidate on a national level. Since becoming vice president, she has failed to accomplish anything at the policy level. Her appeal, therefore, is limited. Kamala Harris is going to be a significant drag on the Biden ticket in 2024.
The Democrats have significantly erred in picking her as Biden’s heir apparent. Let’s hope the Republicans can exploit this error without making even greater errors themselves.
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 (May 16), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.