Will Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) be Joe Biden’s running mate? There was a hint of such on Wednesday.
Fox News reports, “At the virtual fundraiser earlier in the day, Harris appeared on video from Washington, blasting President Trump as a ‘complete failure’ and, in an effusive introduction, asserting that Biden would be the right president at a time when people ‘need to have hope…need to have faith.’ (Harris, just last year, publicly accused Biden at a presidential debate of supporting what she suggested were racist school busing policies.)
“The former vice president responded in kind, praising Harris for running a ‘helluva race’ and reminding attendees that ‘we go back a long way, a reference to Harris’ friendship with Biden’s late son, Beau. Harris was California’s attorney general at the same time that Beau Biden held the post in Delaware.
“Biden added: ‘I’m so lucky to have you be a part of this partnership going forward. Working together, we can make a great deal of progress… I’m coming for you, kid.’” Quick, Kamala, hide your hair!
What would Harris bring to the table as a VP nominee? On the upside she’s attractive, relatively articulate, black, and a female. That’ll help with female and minority voters. It won’t be dispositive, but it will help.
On the other side of the ledger, she’ll make no difference in a state win, as California is a Democrat lock. She folds under pressure, is a leftist with a record as San Francisco D.A. that is open to attack by the president for being harsh on minorities, and Mike Pence would make quick work of her in any debate.
She just might (they have other people in mind) satisfy the AOC/Sanders hard left on the VP choice. Thus, there are worse choices. But she won’t be a great boon to Biden’s chances.