Should Kamala Harris Be Replaced? – Some Democrats have grown embarrassed by Vice President Kamala Harris and want a replacement.
Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, a longtime stalwart liberal Democrat, penned a column last month in which he suggested that his party find standard bearers other than Harris or Biden.
“But I don’t think Biden and Vice President Harris should run for reelection. It’s painful to say that, given my admiration for much of what they have accomplished. But if he and Harris campaign together in 2024, I think Biden risks undoing his greatest achievement — which was stopping Trump,” Ignatius wrote.
Democrats Want Someone Other Than Kamala Harris
Ignatius’s comments were the latest in a campaign by Democrats against the first female and minority to sit a heartbeat away from the presidency.
“Right now, she seems to be an albatross,” CNN quoted an unnamed Democratic Party chair saying back in March. “She’s either going to be a liability or a help. And you better embrace her because it’s not like she’s going to be off the ticket.”
Some joke that Joe Biden can blame his age for his dumb comments or lapses of judgement; however, Harris is decades younger. Her comments suggesting that the U.S. is in an alliance with the “Republic of North Korea” and wistful incomprehensible comments about “culture” are legendary.
“When Mr. Biden has just returned from a war zone and given a prime-time address, what sort of predecessor decides it’s his job to provide a lengthy policy statement of his own a few days later?” Wall Street Journal columnist Holman W. Jenkins writes. “The only solution for Mr. Biden is to fill the vacuum himself—by naming a veep nominee of undoubted forcefulness, seen by all as ready to take over when global events are running out of control.”
Jenkins continued, “Is that person Gavin Newsom, who was in China this week to get his picture taken with Xi Jinping for no reason other than to show some leg for possible Democratic king makers?”
Biden’s Age Undermines His Candidacy
Biden’s age has become all too apparent for the American people. If one looks back to videos from 2008, when he ran for vice president alongside Barack Obama, the difference becomes starkly apparent.
The president frequently looks tired and confused.
“Events have forced off the front pages Mr. Biden’s one big vulnerability, Hunter Biden, at the expense of accentuating another, his age,” Jenkins writes. “I’m not sure the public should be quite ready to write off Hunter’s significance just yet. What Joe did or didn’t do is ancillary. The issue became, overnight, the disconcerting eagerness of our institutions to corrupt themselves in the Hunter mess, from the Justice Department and IRS to the FBI and intelligence services.”
Biden’s weakness with Democrats endangers him to being wiped out by his nemesis, Donald Trump. Despite the effort to tar Trump as a criminal or as corrupt, he is stronger than ever in the polls.
Voters See Trump Indictments as Politics as Usual
Voters who spent years listening to Democrats bleating “Russia,” “Russia,” “Russia” without any hard evidence now hear Biden’s comments about how he wanted to do everything he could to keep Trump from becoming president and dismiss it.
Ultimately, Americans vote for the guy or, eventually, lady at the top of the ticket. They don’t vote for number two. In the end, it will come down to Biden and Trump and who is less unpopular.
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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