Pelosi Doesn’t Endorse Harris – Dems Lose Faith in Re-election Chances
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the latest Democrat to show doubt over her party’s re-election chances in 2024. On a Wednesday CNN appearance, Pelosi repeatedly dodged questions from Anderson Cooper about whether Kamala Harris was best suited to be Joe Biden’s running mate. The former Speaker refused to commit to an answer.
“Is Kamala Harris the best running mate for this president?” Cooper asked.
“He thinks so, and that’s what matters,” Pelosi replied.
Pelosi praised Harris for winning her longshot election to become California Attorney General in 2010. Still, when Cooper asked his question a second time, she again stopped short of an endorsement.
Pelosi’s tone has become common among prominent Democrat figures over the past month. With each passing day, the defects of the Biden-Harris ticket are becoming too great to ignore, and supporters are increasingly skeptical of their chances in next year’s election.
Biden’s age, frailty, endless gaffes, and Harris’s low favorability ratings have left many Democrat voters in doubt.
Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius–who is reputed to be one of Biden’s favorite commentators–threw in the towel this week and authored a scathing piece against the President.
“I don’t think Biden and Vice President Harris should run for re-election,” he wrote.
“It’s painful to say that, given my admiration for much of what they have accomplished. But if he and Harris campaign together in 2024, I think Biden risks undoing his greatest achievement — which was stopping Trump.”
In July, Politico columnist Jack Shafer penned a similar column entitled “Why Democrats Should Primary Biden,”
“He’s a stiff when speaking at the lectern. When not a stiff, the 80-year-old can be a dolt… No president since the equally doddering Ronald Reagan has held so few press conferences.”
Minnesota Democrat Congressman Dean Philips told NBC News in a recent interview that “there are other candidates who have a far better chance and don’t have the actuarial risk that the president has.”
“Why does everyone have blinders on? Why are we essentially being led to this cliff without knowing what’s on the other side?”
Even Donna Brazile, the former Democratic National Committee Chair, expressed concerns over Biden’s age and performance and warned Democrats to rally behind his ticket. In an interview with ‘This Week’ on ABC, Brazile said,
“I’m not sleeping at night thinking all is well, OK? I have nieces and nephews who say, ‘Well why should I vote for this guy? He’s a little old.’ I say, ‘Your papa was old too, and look what he did to help you.’ So I think the Democrats have to continue to make the case. Democrats should be concerned.”
Criticism against Biden has mounted since August, when his son’s plea deal with the Department of Justice unraveled. Hunter Biden was formally indicted on Thursday due to special counsel David Weiss’ investigation. Biden faces several federal gun charges.
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