Allegedly, there is talk in political circles that President Joe Biden should replace current Vice President Kamala Harris for the 2024 election. Harris is deeply unpopular with the American public, disappointing what many liberals hoped to be an excellent pick for the vice presidency.
Prior to the 2020 election, Kamala Harris had everything the Democrats were looking for. She embodied the role of a strong minority female in politics who had built a significant reputation. As there was pressure on Biden’s campaign to select a black woman as his running mate, Harris seemed like the natural choice. However, she has not lived up to her expectations.
A critical piece published by Slate title, If Biden Runs Again, He Should Pick a New VP, reports:
“Harris’s presidential campaign will be remembered as one of the worst of that election cycle. Internally, it was a disastrously mismanaged mess. Externally, it offered a series of mixed messages, short-lived slogans, and attempts to backpedal along the ideological spectrum. Her dazzling presence in planned speeches and gotcha moments flickered out when she was forced to think—and relay a coherent policy position—on her feet. It was a spectacular letdown that contained a lesson about electoral politics: candidates who looks promising on paper can easily flounder under pressure.”
“As Joe Biden weighs a run for re-election even as he becomes the first octogenarian U.S. president in history, he should think back on what it was like to watch the Harris campaign flame out. A second Biden term would mean even higher stakes for a vice-presidential pick—not only because Biden is older than he was the first time around, but because the VP serving when he leaves could be the de facto frontrunner in the 2024 Democratic primary. Harris, a proven dud of a presidential candidate who has done little to distinguish herself since is not a good choice for the Democrats’ top billing. For his second term, should he seek one (he shouldn’t!), Biden should tap someone else.”
Biden’s approval ratings have been tanking for well over a year, staying below 45% since late 2021. The success Democrats experienced in the midterms last month, was certainly not at the hands of Biden’s job as president. Kamala Harris’ ratings are even worse than Biden’s, where she currently sits at an approval rating of 40%.
Current betting odds indicate Joe Biden losing his reelection campaign in 2024, with Ron DeSantis most likely to win with a 30.8% chance of winning the presidency. According to Vegas, Biden has a 25% chance and Trump a 15.4% chance. Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris are tied with a 4.8% chance of winning.
If Biden is seriously seeking reelection in 2024, it would be in his interest to reconsider Kamala Harris. Biden is not popular and has drawn question over his ability to lead the nation amid a crumbling economy, high inflation, and geopolitical concerns. Furthermore, there are many indications his mental faculties are rapidly declining in light of countless gaffes and inability to speak coherently in front of the world. Democrats are realizing it would benefit their reelection chances for Biden to have a stronger running mate in 2024.
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