Kamala Harris’ chances of winning the Oval Office are evaporating

Vice President Kamala Harris will likely not succeed President Joe Biden in the Oval Office, according to Joe Concha, an opinion contributor for The Hill

In his opinion editorial, Concha said that Harris was likely meant to be a “one-term president’s successor,” pointing out that the oldest ever elected president will be well past 80 at the end of his first term. 

“The vice president who would take the torch from a by-then-80-something Joe Biden and carry on the administration’s agenda while becoming the first woman and the first woman of color to capture the White House as the nation’s 47th president,” Concha said. 

According to the political commentator, however, Harris’ newly reported 28 percent approval rating means that she is out of favor with only a little less than 3 in 10 voters, and the likelihood of her taking the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination is slim, at best. 

“For context, that’s 10 points below her boss (38 percent approve, 59 percent disapprove). For more context, Harris was at 46 percent approval and 40 percent disapproval upon entering office, per USA Today-Suffolk,” Concha said.”

The commentator said that Harris has a few difficulties in bringing up her approval rating, including her low profile before the public: 

“It’s been 153 days since her last sit-down interview with a major broadcast news entity, in the form of NBC’s Lester Holt,” Concha said. “You may recall that was the beginning of the end of the administration’s confidence in her abilities to handle even the most basic of questions.”

Additionally, it’s being reported that around 64 percent of Americans don’t want Biden to run again, including almost 30 percent of Democrats. While the administration could possibly turn it around, they would have to have a serious increase in accountability: “A pivot to something resembling the middle. But we’ve seen no inclination to make such a pivot, to make staff changes,” Concha said.

“Harris was supposed to represent the next generation of Democrats. She was Plan B for an aging president. At 28 percent approval, it’s hard to see how the VP ever takes the next step to the Oval Office.”