Vice President Kamala Harris might be on her way out of President Joe Biden’s ticket for the 2024 election.
According to conservative pundit Mike Miller for Red State, even if President Biden were replaced by another black woman, she would be accused of being sexist and racist. Even if she were to be replaced by another black woman, the president would be accused of being a sexist and a racist.
Miller said that the president will be hampered by Harris’ incapacity to function well, her repulsive speech-making, and her overall unpopularity, all of which contribute to her being a solid counterpoint to the aging president, who will be 82 years old by 2024.
“Kamala Harris has been the best insurance policy against being dumped by the Democrat Party that feckless Joe Biden could have. And as his decision to seek re-election looms, Corn Pop’s pal — with a ‘little’ help from his Democrat ‘friends’ — must also decide whether Kamala Harris will be with him on the 2024 ticket if he does decide to run,” Miller said.
Miller believes Harris should be removed but will not be, which may lead to a Republican triumph unless Republicans mess up by failing to seize the chance Democrats are handing the right on a silver platter.
Miller, though, is not the only one who doubts Harris’ ability to attract voters, with some of her detractors coming from inside her own party.
Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and two-time presidential loser, has replied (through her staff) to claims that she questioned Kamala Harris’ political instincts as vice president.
“Members of Congress, Democratic strategists, and other major party figures all said she had not made herself into a formidable leader,” The New York Times reported of the vice president on Monday.
According to the New York Times, two Democrats who spoke on the condition of anonymity said they had private meetings with Clinton during which she believed Harris lacked “the political instincts to clear a primary field.”
Although the former secretary of state did not dispute that such things were said about the vice president, a Clinton representative stated that the two women “built and maintained a strong bond” about being a woman in power and that she has backed Harris throughout the process.
Clinton’s allegation comes only a few days after The Washington Post reported that several of the top Democrats are concerned about the vice president’s electoral chances.
“Such concerns about Harris’s political strength were repeated often by more than a dozen Democratic leaders in key states interviewed for this story,” it said. “Harris’s tenure has been underwhelming, they said, marked by struggles as a communicator and at times near-invisibility, leaving many rank-and-file Democrats unpersuaded that she has the force, charisma, and skill to mount a winning presidential campaign.”
“People are poised to pounce on anything — any misstep, any gaffe, anything she says — and so she’s probably not getting the benefit of the doubt,” Jacquelyn Bettadapur, the leader of the Cobb County Democrats in Georgia said. She said that people “don’t know enough about what she’s doing” and “it doesn’t help that she’s not [that] adept as a communicator.”
“Every fiber in my body wants her to be president; everything I’ve ever fought for is for someone like her to be president,” a South Carolina Democratic strategist said on the condition of anonymity. “I think she’s a good person with a good heart who can lead the country. But I don’t know that the people who have to make that happen to feel that way right now. I don’t know that she has what it takes to get over the hump in our present environment.”
Despite her support for President Joe Biden’s re-election, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has not committed to backing Harris as the Democratic ticket’s vice president.
“I really want to defer to what makes Biden comfortable on his team,” she said non Boston Public Radio last month. “I’ve known Kamala for a long time. I like Kamala. I knew her back when she was an attorney general and I was still teaching and we worked on the housing crisis together, so we go way back. But they need — they have to be a team, and my sense is they are — I don’t mean that by suggesting I think there are any problems. I think they are.”
But on Sunday she said that “I fully support the president’s and vice president’s re-election together, and never intended to imply otherwise.”