(PatrioticPost.com)- In an op-ed at 19FortyFive this week, Harry Kazianis suggests that Joe Biden never would have been the 2020 nominee if Kamala Harris had more political savvy than she does.
Earlier this month, the New York Times published a report on how many prominent Democrats are losing confidence in Kamala’s ability to lead the party.
According to the Times, during the fall, “a quiet panic” began setting in “among key Democrats” worried about what would happen if President Joe Biden decided not to run for reelection. The Times spoke with dozens of Democrats, both in Washington and around the country, who said they didn’t think Kamala could win in 2024 but were unsure how to “sideline” her without offending some segments of the Democrat base.
Some of the Democrats who spoke to the Times said they have become frustrated that Kamala is unable to define her tenure in office and believe she has failed to rise to the challenge of becoming the future leader of the party.
In his column, Kazianis highlights the moment during a 2019 Democrat debate that should have put an end to Biden’s candidacy if someone more competent than Kamala Harris had been behind it.
The debate moment, which caused quite a stir at the time, was when Kamala blasted Biden over his position on busing.
According to Kazianis, Kamala’s “that little girl was me” prepared remarks during that debate should have finished Biden’s quest for the White House, adding that it showed that, when she wants to, Kamala could appear “focus, prepped, and ready for action.”
But because Kamala cannot keep that kind of focus and prep, she failed to capitalize on that moment.
Kazianis argues that things could have turned out differently in 2020 if Kamala Harris had a better group of advisers and staff.
However, at the end of the day, the larger problem for Kamala Harris is Kamala Harris.
One of Kamala’s 2020 staffers told Kazianis that Kamala alone is the one who can “make herself great.” The question, however, is whether she is capable of getting out of her own way.