by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Mike Miller writes at RedState.com that Vice President Kamala Harris could hurt her boss’s bid for re-election.
Yes, Kamala Harris is arguably the most unqualified person in history to serve as vice president. Even worse, given the reality of 80-year-old Joe Biden’s mental decline, her ill-advised selection in 2020 puts the Democrat Party in a precarious position with respect to the 2024 presidential election.
As conservative columnist Kristin Tate told Fox News Digital, “Kamala Harris is one of the most unlikable and uninspiring public figures in modern political history.” The approval rating of the Cackling Queen of Word Salads™ hasn’t surpassed 40 percent since her first year in office, as noted by Fox. Whether Harris’ incompetence is due to a lack of intelligence necessary for her position, let alone the presidency, medication, or a misfiring brain is irrelevant: it is what it is and she is who she is.
While voters historically vote for the top of the presidential ticket with the veep slot an afterthought at best, the reality of Biden’s declining stamina and mental health — not to mention he’s already beyond his life expectancy — the likelihood of the president dying in office or being ultimately removed if he’s re-elected is probable, which would make the unthinkable a reality.
Former Hawaii Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, now an independent, went bottom-line with Fox on Wednesday: “Kamala Harris is clearly unqualified to be the Commander-in-Chief.” …
… As regular followers have known for years, I’m far from a fan of hyperbole and catastrophizing. Tulsi Gabbard’s … observations were neither; she was dead on target: Kamala Harris in the Oval Office would be a clear and present danger to the United States — handlers or not. Unlike addled Joe Biden, who “governs” by teleprompter and cue cards, Harris would likely at least attempt to assert her new-found authority.
Think about that for a minute.