It’s not a secret at this point that Vice President Kamala Harris is not only stunningly unpopular, but she is extremely unlikable to boot.
As New York Post opinion writer Miranda Devine pointed out, Democrats have a serious issue brewing regarding Harris’ presumptive nominee status for the 2024 presidential election, assuming Presiden Joe Biden is a one-term president. Harris’ popularity situation has reportedly plummeted to the point where staffers for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been consulted for lessons in likeability.
Devine held nothing back as she — very fairly — excoriated the vice president for not living up to the media hype thrust upon her in the lead-up to the 2020 election.
“The problem for the Democrats is that she is unelectable. It’s the fake laughter, the handmaidenly comportment around Biden, the car-crash interviews and the complete inability to succeed at any of the tasks she has been handed, from immigration to vaccination,” Devine wrote.
Devine went on to suggest that while many Democrats are wary, at best, of Harris’ chances to beat a strong Republican opponent in 2024, should she replace Biden on the ticket, identity politics could ultimately force Democrats to go with her, regardless.
“Harris knows the top prize is just waiting to plop into her lap and she doesn’t have to try very hard to score the nomination because she has the big gorilla of identity politics at her service. Good luck to any Democratic challengers in 2024 who aren’t female and black. It’s all about the precedent,” Devine wrote.
It’s also important to remember that Harris was forced to drop out of the 2020 race for the Democratic nomination before even the first vote was cast in the primaries, frankly because she had little to no appeal as a president.
Devine added: “One of the reasons Harris flamed out before the primaries was her singularly cringeworthy media performances. They are so woeful, they are almost endearing.”
Only time will tell if Harris ends up on the next presidential ticket, but it’s not a stretch to presume that top DNC officials and other power-players in the party are already scrambling to find someone who has a more realistic chance at standing against a Republican like Donald Trump or Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2024.