Kamala’s Vice Presidency Finished
According to a report by Politico, the fact that President Joe Biden is of old age is leading to increased attention on Vice President Kamala Harris as they both pursue a reelection campaign in 2024. Sadly however, people are beginning to believe that Kamala Harris won’t be able to handle and added pressure and should be replaced.
President Biden, who is 80 years old, holds the record for being the oldest president in the history of the United States. Should he win a second term, he would be 86 years old at the end of his tenure.
Despite Vice President Harris’s low approval ratings, President Biden promoted her in his announcement video when he launched his reelection campaign on April 25.
Republicans have been critical of Harris even prior to Biden’s announcement of his intention to run for another term, and it is expected that this criticism will continue to grow as the 2024 election approaches.
Last month, former U.N. ambassador and Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley made a statement suggesting that if someone were to vote for Joe Biden, they would essentially be banking on Kamala Harris becoming president, as she believed it was unlikely that Biden would serve until the age of 86.
Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, mocked the idea of Kamala Harris holding talks with either Chinese President Xi Jinping or Russian President Vladimir Putin in the event that she were to assume the presidency.
Cruz mocked both Biden and Kamala and said, “Joe Biden is like 142 years old. Can you imagine Kamala Harris sitting across from Putin or Xi and just cackling?”
Focusing on a vice presidential running mate as a key issue in a presidential election has typically not been successful in the past. However, Democrats have cause for concern that this strategy could have more impact in the 2024 election.
As per Politico, supporters of Kamala Harris attribute her low approval ratings mainly to the racial and gender biases she has faced as the first Black woman to hold the position of vice president. They also point to insufficient support from the White House as a contributing factor.