Many are asking if Kamala Harris is a good VP choice for Biden. Political psychologist Dr. Bart Rossi, Ph.D. joins Wink News to discuss.
Candidate Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate for the 2020 presidential election. No one is all that surprised. In fact, many political commentators, and even political comedians (like Bill Maher) expected Biden to choose Harris. Early in the 2020 campaign, it was Bill Maher who took a jab at Democrats on Friday’s “Real Time” for finding fault in 2020 presidential hopefuls, saying, “Let’s give them a chance; let’s not eat our own the way we nitpicked Hillary [Clinton] to death.”
Also, to no surprise to anyone, President Trump and his allies immediately went of the attack of Harris. In an interview with Maria Bartiromo (Fox Business), reported by Axios, President Trump sounded off about Sen. Harris, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, respectively calling them “mad,” “not even a smart person” and “stone-cold crazy.”
Yet according to recent polling, The Hill reported that the majority of Americans see Biden-Harris as moderates.
Joe Biden has had strong black support before, during, and after the primary campaign. But Kamala Harris may increase that support among black women, the most consistent voting block in America today. But there is much more she can bring to the ticket beyond race. But while black activists praise Biden’s choice, they warn of challenges ahead.
Kamala Harris is the bi-racial daughter of immigrants. Her father was Jamaican and her mother Indian. Seen by most as a moderate, she has a strong resume. She has shown her steel as a Senator, often bringing out her hardline former prosector persona when bantering with witnesses being questioned by her Senate committee. And as the former Attorney General of California, she has the credentials to bring ‘Law & Order’ credibilities to the Biden-Harris ticket.
Joe Biden has had strong black support. But Kamala Harris may increase that support among black women, the most consistent voting block in America today. But there is much more she can bring to the ticket beyond race.
Is Kamala Harris A Good VP Choice
In this segment, Dr. Bart Rossi comments on Kamala’s strengths, what she brings to the ticket, and how progressives and independents may see her.