Although she is not on the top of the ticket, there is a chance that Vice President Kamala Harris may have to step in for Joe Biden, who is the oldest man to run for reelection in history and, therefore, might be unable to complete his campaign.
If that is the case, Harris has some problems she needs to fix – fast.
Kamala Harris vs. Donald Trump
A hypothetical poll from 2022 pitted Harris against Trump and found that not only does her lead against her as he does Biden, but Trump’s lead against Harris is in the double-digits.
In fact, according to one unnamed Democratic Party operative based in New Hampshire, Harris isn’t “even going to clear the******* field” in 2024, if she must be the nominee.”
Kamala Harris: A Big Letdown
The fact is that Kamala Harris has proven herself to be an extreme liability to Biden.
She was placed on the ticketless because Biden wanted her and more because Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) – according to many experts – forced Joe Biden to pick her as his running mate in a likely exchange for Clyburn swinging the critical Democratic Party South Carolina Presidential Primary in 2020 for Biden and helping Biden gain support from the African-American community.
Another reason Harris was chosen was because she was a woman, and she was younger than Biden.
None of these facts are helping Harris, though.
First, she comes off as a giggling ignoramus in public. Second, she was given an extensive policy portfolio by President Biden—from the border to the Russo-Ukraine War—and she’s dropped the ball on all these issues in a major way, prompting the president to become more involved in ways that he did not want to be. Third, Harris turns off many African-American men which could devastate her if she needs to run on the top of the ticket (since the Democrats largely depend on massive minority voter turnout to boost their chances each election).
Kamala Harris has been a grave disappointment to the country. She is America’s first female person of color to make it to the vice presidency, something that should be truly celebrated and historic.
Yet, her time in office has been marred by failure and humiliation. Harris has demonstrated a striking inability to accomplish just about any task.
Should she have to run in Biden’s place, she will be bringing far more negatives to the ticket than positives.
What Are the Democrats Thinking?
The Democratic Party must be aware of her weaknesses. Yet, they’ve looked the other way as Biden named her again to be his number two. Americans should be questioning why this is the case. What do the Democratic Party’s powerbrokers know that we don’t? Or are they simply foolish—and desperate—enough to remain on autopilot, even as Trump’s threat to their hold on power increases daily?
One thing is clear, though, if Harris is the top of the ticket at any point against Donald Trump. She loses soundly.
Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who recently became a writer for 19FortyFive.com. Weichert is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as a contributing editor at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (March 28), and Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (May 16). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.