by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Peggy Noonan doesn’t always get it right (no one does) but when she does, liberal heads explode. Case in point, her column this week for the Wall Street Journal. Noonan hits the nail on the head with her brutally honest assessment of Kamala Harris as vice-president. Leftists are in need of a safe space.
The purpose of the column is to point out that Kamala is rightly being criticized for her unseriousness and incompetence in office. Americans are worried about that because it is a threat to our country. She is a heartbeat away from being the most powerful politician on earth and we have no confidence in her ability to handle that. Sleepy Joe may not be able to fulfill his full term in office – not just because we can see him mentally slipping – but because the reality is that he is the oldest person to serve as president and he’s 79 years old. He has a medical history that may be problematic as he ages. Things happen, even with the most healthy among us. So, it is Kamala’s job to rise to the occasion and show America and the world that she can step in if anything happens.
We’ve seen the stories about Kamala’s bad poll numbers. She polls lower than Biden. It is unusual for a vice-president to poll lower than the president. Her staff is leaking stories of her bad management style and top staffers are leaving. The story that she doesn’t properly prepare for meetings by studying briefing books put together for her by her staff is particularly disturbing. Kamala brought in some outside help to turn around the problems in her office but so far none of their advice is working out.