If President Biden is serious about seeking a second term, he must fix the problem of his vice president, Kamala Harris.
Though Biden’s poll numbers are currently not much better than Harris’, latest polling by the Los Angeles Times finds as of this month “41% of registered voters had a favorable opinion of Harris and 53% had an unfavorable opinion — a net rating of -12 percentage points.” One wonders what those 41 percent see as Harris’ accomplishments, because there have been none, as far as I can tell.
Republicans will likely make Biden’s age an issue in the coming campaign and whether Harris is qualified and smart enough to become president should something happen to him. That has always been important in choosing any vice president.
Harris may be unique among modern vice presidents because in addition to what would look like a weak resume if she were applying for a second term, she has the additional baggage of being inarticulate.
Earlier this month at an event sponsored by Essence magazine in New Orleans, Harris said things I defy anyone to translate:
“Culture is (pause) It is a reflection of our moment in our time, right? And, and present culture is the way