Usually, when a vice presidential candidate is chosen, it is because they are believed to be someone who will not only work well with and complement the would-be president but because, should that president be no longer able to serve our country in the Oval Office, whether, for just a short time or indefinitely, such a person will be able to take up the slack or the reins so to speak, making sure the job gets done and the people of America are served.
Undoubtedly, such was the case when former senator, now-Vice President Kamala Harris, was chosen to join the Biden ticket in 2020.
As someone who was well accustomed to the political world and risen quite quickly in it, she was thought to be a capable leader. In addition, she also checked all the right Democratic boxes. She’s a woman and, more importantly, one “of color.”
Plus, while Biden has long been described as a moderate and could appeal to the central-minded and even more conservative, Harris has never been anything but liberal. It seemed, together, the pair could be a force to be reckoned with, both in the election and during the following years.
Oh, and of course, we can’t forget that at age 57, Kamala is more than 20 years younger than Biden, making her the perfect choice for the oldest sitting president’s second in command. Should he somehow become incapacitated, whether mentally or physically, her much more youthful age and energy should allow her to take over with ease.
But reality has made quite a mess of what should have been the Democrats’ best years ahead.
Joe Biden is clearly on the decline, both when it comes to his ability to serve our nation and how much America trusts him to do so. I mean, he’s literally fallen a few times in public, is constantly forgetting things, and can’t seem to construct a complete sentence or thought to save his life.
On top of all that, the decisions he or his administration have recently made have turned out to be rather disastrous for us all. Our nation is now seeing inflation rates not seen in decades, crime is skyrocketing, immigration problems continue to increase, and don’t even get me started on what he’s done to American jobs.
Needless to say, America isn’t very happy with him, and his poll numbers show it. As I mentioned above, this would usually be the time and place for his second in command to start taking over, to fix his mistakes, mend fences, and show the nation that the Democratic Party has everything under control.
However, as you likely know, Harris’ approval ratings are even lower than Bidens. According to recent pollings, a mere 28 percent of Americans think Harris is doing a good job, and some 47 percent actually think she’s unqualified for her current position.
And given that Democrats are already suffering major losses and are expected to experience many more in the coming months and the midterm elections of 2022, panic is beginning to set in.
Clearly, Biden won’t be able to take on pretty much anyone in 2024, let alone a candidate as strong as Donald Trump or even Florida’s Ron DeSantis. And, with poll numbers such as they are, no one could imagine Harris doing well either, at least not on her own, which she would be expected to as the vice president.
So what are the Dems to do?
Well, it seems they plan to oust her, and sooner rather than later.
The ‘how’ is still uncertain, as she isn’t even out of her first year as veep. But to be clear, it seems the stage is being set, starting with making sure America only sees the worst in her.
For starters, they’ve given her near-impossible tasks, like the immigration problem at our southern border, getting bills passed that would federalize elections, and, of course, we can’t forget how they sent her to France recently to supposedly appeal to French President Emmanuel Macron’s good side.
And while bad press about Biden is pretty much unheard of, there are countless stories about how Harris’ career is failing, her office is “dysfunctional,” and she’s more of a “millstone” than a “milestone” for Biden.
I guess they think if Americans hate her enough, we’ll force her out, allowing them to put a new “rising star” in place to hopefully fix the mess they’ve gotten themselves into. But I think it’s a little late for that at this point.