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The nation’s first female vice president spoke movingly at her Women’s History Month speech in March. She obviously didn’t.

So, during Women’s History Month, we honour and celebrate the women who have made history throughout time and who saw what was possible without being constrained by what had already been, according to Kamala Harris.

Her remarkable insight extends beyond women and history.

“They are the children of the community,” Harris said. “When we talk about the children of the community.”

Kamala Harris Must Leave

Although breaking up is difficult, President Joe Biden has to remove Harris from the 2024 ticket.

Making the adjustment can be detrimental to him for two possible reasons, to be exact. However, replacing Harris with a capable running partner would have far more positive political effects than negative ones.

Some of us predicted in early 2021 that the vice president’s aides would spread disinformation about President Joe Biden’s mental competence to discredit him. Instead, it appears that information regarding the vice president is seeping from the president’s office.

A White House insider stated, “A point of tension in their relationship is that I don’t think the president sees her as somebody who takes anything off of his plate” owing to a “fear of messing up.” Reuters also reported about a whispering campaign among Team Biden back in March.

Given what occurs everytime Harris speaks in front of an audience or participates in an interview, the dread of “messing up” may be well-founded.

The third episode of Kamala in the White House, at least for this season, was the Reuters story.

From Bad To Worse

According to a February article in the New York Times, Ms. Harris faces the “painful reality that in private conversations over the past few months, dozens of Democrats in the White House, on Capitol Hill, and across the country — including some who helped put her on the party’s 2020 ticket — said she had not risen to the challenge of proving herself as a future leader of the party, much less the country.” The article went on to say that “even some Democrats whom her own advisers referred reporters to for supportive quotes confided privately that they had lost hope in her.”

According to a January article in The Washington Post, Democrats “worry that Harris herself lacks the political skills to win a national race.”

You feel?

Imagine that the elderly Biden gets re-elected in 2024, which would be the best-case situation for Democrats. That leaves Harris as the successor apparent, who is incapable of getting through even a softball interview on the Today programme or a speech, let alone a campaign for president.

Since Kamala Harris cannot win, Biden is running, and this is why so many Democrats are asking him to do so.

But there is no guarantee that Biden will make it to the end of a second term. As Harris has talked about: “The significance of the passage of time, so when you think about it there is great significance to passage of time. There is such great significance to the passage of time when you think of a day in the life of our children.”

To make it more clear, the clock is ticking for Biden, who would be the first president elected in his eighties, making the passage of time much more significant. Voters will consider his running mate more than they would if other presidents run. 

Kamala Harris Will Be an Issue

VPs have previously been a problem. Democrats feared that popular Republican President Dwight Eisenhower might not live to see out his second term in office in 1956. Democrats bet that Adlai Stevens would win over people who would otherwise support Vice President Richard Nixon, who is far less well-liked. It was a failure. Ike was well liked by voters, and Nixon appeared to be quite capable.

However, George H.W. Bush suffered in 1992 as a result of a poor vice president. Dan Quayle could have benefited from being nudged off the ticket, albeit it was a hazardous move.

However, George H.W. Bush suffered in 1992 as a result of a poor vice president. Dan Quayle could have benefited from being nudged off the ticket, albeit it was a hazardous move.

Dan Quayle, unlike Kamala Harris, talked in whole sentences despite all of his issues.

Harris’ historical significance as the first woman and woman of colour to serve as vice president of the United States is therefore one of just two reasons why it would be difficult to remove her from the ticket.

Everyone appears to agree that Biden can’t possibly succeed such a legendary man. Though he can.

One reason is that there are other non-white women who are smarter and better qualified.

a few instances.

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada was successfully re-elected in 2022, a year that was largely Republican. Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois is an Asian American and a native of the Pacific Islands. She is also a veteran with experience in national security. Although it was never likely that former Florida Representative Val Demings, an African American, would succeed in unseating Sen. Marco Rubio, she has experience as the former police chief of Orlando and could be able to aid the Democrats with their law and order issues. Rep. Sylvia Garcia, a Latina from Texas, has also gained popularity recently.

The point is that Biden and Democrats have choices if they feel constrained by intersectional identity politics. They’re not bound to Harris.

However, you still get the perception that Harris is being ignored and may come out as disrespectful. Even in this situation, Harris could probably be convinced to accept the position of chairperson or president of a major university, NGO, or company as a golden parachute. The last two would enable her to assert that she is not running for reelection because she feels obliged to serve the community.

By no means would this create a new standard. Three vice presidents served under Franklin D. Roosevelt. When he stood for re-election, Abraham Lincoln switched.

Voters would generally applaud Biden for taking a risky managerial decision. The VP position should be changed for his own election prospects.

The future of the nation—and, for those who care, the future of the Democratic Party—is at stake here, not the people involved. It merits significant consideration.

It’s also possible to think of it as Harris put it: “We got to take this stuff seriously, as seriously as you are, because you have been forced to take it seriously.”

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Warren stated in an interview with GBH’s “Boston Public Radio” that she genuinely wanted to “defer to what makes Biden comfortable on his team.”

Even though he will be 86 at the conclusion of that term, Biden is running for re-election. Many believe this is because he doesn’t think Harris would win.

She and the Democratic bench are a factor, but I believe his bid for re-election is more about him than about her. Unnamed former White House officials were reported by The New York Post as claiming.

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