Democrats have been quick to throw their weight behind Kamala Harris.
It seems like they want Joe Biden to be less of the center of the campaign, given his many gaffes.
But Harris might not be the star they are hoping for. During the primaries, she got a brief bump (for attacking Joe).
That didn’t last very long. She was voted to leave the race began voting began.
Just look at how badly it went for her:
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) emerged as former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate on Tuesday. But her presidential campaign was a disaster: even in her home state, Harris struggled to build support, finishing at 7% in California last year.
As a presidential candidate, Harris could not get 7% from her own state.
That’s far-left, Democrat-run California, for those not keeping score.
She enjoyed a short-lived bump during the debates last Summer. But she was quickly eclipsed by other candidates as the race wore on.
That’s pretty bad, considering nobody running on the left had any star power.
In fact, 15 Democrats did better than her in the primary race. That includes Joe Biden, Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, Elizabeth Warren, Mike Bloomberg, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Tom Steyer, Deval Patrick, Michael Bennet, Andrew Yang, John Delaney, Cory Booker, Marianne Williamson, and Julian Castro.
You probably didn’t even know some of those people were running!
Yet they polled better and earned more votes than the current VP running mate.
Some have speculated that Harris was picked by the campaign over identity politics. That might be the reason why.
Biden has troubling winning over women and minorities, after his long history offending both groups.
Allegations of his inappropriate behavior still linger as well as his constant insults to the black community.
Few people seem to think Harris is “likable” in any way, shape, or form. She couldn’t get support from women or black voters.
She’s a California Democrat who couldn’t get a lead in her own state. And it’s not like Biden needed California, considering it is a Democrat stronghold.
On top of that, Harris came off mechanical and awkward during the debates.
Do you think Kamala Harris is going to help or hurt Biden’s campaign?
- Biden’s running mate finished with 7% from her own state during the primaries.
- She dropped out early, as 15 other Democrats did better than her.
- Harris has a controversial record and appears uncharismatic on camera.