Kamala Harris Not Adding Anything to Dem Ticket: Many would argue Joe Biden put Kamala Harris on his ticket in 2020 to bolster him with minority and female voters.
However, she has turned out to be more of a punchline than an asset to his presidency.
The president remains underwater as Democrats go with her on the ticket, once again reminding everyone that people vote for the top of the ticket instead of the bottom of the ticket.
Harris’s infamous word salads, such as her effort to wax poetic about “culture” during a conference in New Orleans in July and her horrid cackles, leave people comparing her with Dan Quayle. The former Republican vice president was infamous for making dumb comments.
She has also been described by those who have worked for her as a “soul-crushing” boss.
Democrat Leaders in Denial About Kamala Harris
Despite this, Democratic leaders in Congress claim she is the best possible candidate in the same way they have refused to publicly call for Joe Biden’s retirement.
“The Biden campaign reportedly contacted both [Rep. Jamie] Raskin and Pelosi. The Maryland congressman revised his remarks to say that Harris is ‘unquestionably the best running mate for President Biden in 2024,’ while the former House Speaker’s office pointed to the favorable things she said about Harris in her initial interview,” National Review editor Rich Lowry writes in a Boston Herald commentary. “What Raskin and Pelosi clearly know, if they can’t say it out loud, is that Joe Biden botched his vice-presidential pick; it is the worst pick in half a century and easily one of the worst in the last 80 years.”
Lowry notes that Biden is the weakest incumbent since George H.W. Bush lost in 1992. Biden’s inability to put Donald Trump to bed in the race despite his multiple indictments and lost lawsuits testifies to this.
“Typically, a vice president’s popularity matters only for his or her own political ambitions; this time, it could make a difference in the presidential race because her standing is, in a word, abysmal,” Lowry writes. “In the new NBC News poll, the theme of which is that Biden and Trump are both abidingly unpopular, Harris is right there with them. At 31%, her positive rating is lower than both of theirs, and her negative rating, 51%, is higher than Biden’s.”
Lowry continued, “The bar Biden needed to clear in his vice-presidential pick wasn’t high. He either needed a political nonentity or a popular entity who ideally had some governing credibility; instead, he went with the unpopular nonentity.”
Trump Gains Among Minorities Calling Harris’s Place Into Question
Democrats typically poll at 80-90% support among black voters, but Trump has gained among non-whites, according to The Washington Post. If Joe Biden truly wanted Kamala Harris on the ticket to help with minority voters, that plan is not working out so well.
“Multiple polls in recent weeks have shown Trump performing historically well among Black and Hispanic voters in head-to-head matchups with President Biden, helping put him neck-and-neck with Biden in a way he rarely was during their 2020 matchup,” the Post said. “Across five high-quality polls that have broken out non-White voters in the past month, Trump is averaging 20 percent of Black voters and 42 percent of Hispanic voters.”
The Post continued, “But Democrats clearly suffered with non-White voters in 2022, for one main reason: lower turnout. And that’s certainly a prospect that looms large for Biden.”
Barack Obama’s comment about how Joe Biden can [mess] things up continues to prove correct. If trends continue, he could end up seeing Donald Trump back in the White House in 2025 and with him out for revenge.
Democrats are going to have to think long and hard about keeping Biden AND Harris.
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.
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