America Hates Harris
Democratic strategists are hatching a new plot to shore up floundering Vice President Kamala Harris. Joe Biden’s VP has just become the most unpopular Vice President in half a century. Dan Quayle must be thrilled. There’s even posthumous hope for Spiro Agnew.
The White House plans to keep Harris under wraps in the run up to the 2022 mid-terms, with polling suggesting she’ll hurt her party’s chances in the important vote. There’s also a plan to try to make her look more “presidential” by dispatching her on a series of high profile visits to important foreign capitals. There is fear, however, that with more exposure, her disapproval numbers could actually increase. Her dismal performance is being discussed in op-Ed sections of European papers today.
Harris was massively unpopular during the Democratic primaries, never managing to poll higher than single digits. She only gained traction when she shrewdly played the race card on Joe Biden, a risky, self-serving move that won her an undeserved spot on the Presidential ticket.
"She only gained traction when she shrewdly played the race card on Joe Biden, a risky, self-serving move that won her an undeserved spot on the Presidential ticket."
I disagree that it happened that way. The rape and race cards (both deserved) got Harris to about 2% at her best. Biden had promised a "woman of color" which narrowed the field to a few named and qualified people, most of which had scandals or didn't want the job. I think it was Harris by default rather than winning the slot.