Vice President Kamala Harris has been seen as the heir-apparent to Joe Biden, but some prominent Democrats are beginning to express doubts about her political talents. According to a recent report from The Washington Post, over a dozen party leaders have expressed their concerns about Harris’ ability to capture the party’s imagination and win a presidential campaign.
The worries about Harris’ future prospects have been compounded by polls that show Democrats are increasingly concerned about Biden’s age. Additionally, the emergence of formidable potential rivals, such as Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and California Gov. Gavin Newsom, have made the VP’s path to the White House even more difficult. A primary poll in New Hampshire showed Harris garnering only five percent of the vote compared to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who polled at 25 percent.
The VP’s office has also been plagued with substantial turnover, including multiple speechwriters and a chief of staff. This is seen as a reflection of Harris’ apparent lack of self-confidence, which has led to a toxic work environment.
The VP has been trying to prove her political mettle by taking on high-profile roles in the Biden administration, such as leading the White House’s efforts to tackle the ongoing immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. However, it remains to be seen if these efforts will be enough to convince party leaders that she is the right person to take over Biden’s mantle.
As the 2024 presidential election draws closer, Democrats will be closely watching Harris’ performance in the Biden administration and her ability to win the hearts and minds of the party. If she can prove her political talent and charisma, she may still have a chance at becoming the face of the Democratic Party in a post-Joe Biden future.
The preceding article is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Daily Caller