Lower-tier Presidential candidate Kamala Harris likes to ask the question “Are voters ready for a woman of color as President?”
But that’s the wrong question.
If Kamala Harris had an ounce of self-reflection she would be asking herself, “Am I ready?”
That’s the question Kamala should have asked herself three years ago.
And the answer is obvious to everyone but Kamala Harris.
Harris, who just three years ago was running for the US Senate, is the one who isn’t ready to be President.
I’ve always believed that the only reason Kamala Harris ran for the Senate in 2016 was to position herself to run for the White House.
Shortly after Harris joined the Senate I noticed her penchant for staging what can only be described as sound-bite-ready speeches during hearings. In fact, six months after Kamala was sworn in, I called her “the resume-packing future Presidential Candidate.”
Kamala Harris is working her ass off to build a foundation for her 2020 run for the White House.
She reminds me of the high school senior who signs up to build houses for Habitat for Humanity.
That kid doesn’t give a tinker’s fart about building homes for the needy. He’s just indulging in a little resume-packing for when he applies to college.
Likewise, Kamala Harris isn’t interested in getting to the truth. She isn’t at all interested in getting her questions answered. And, really, she isn’t interested in being a United States Senator.
That’s not the point.
Everything she says as she preens and grandstands is all about running for President of the United States.
And in this desperate attempt at a little resume-packing, Harris goes out of her way to be as insufferable and obnoxious as humanly possible.
Hey, you don’t expect her to shut up and actually get her questions answered do you?
She needs to keep talking, talking, talking. Because somewhere in all that talking, she hopes to glean a few sound-bitable nuggets to use in campaign ads.
I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we learned that already last night her staff was poring over the video from yesterday’s hearing in search of just the right soundbite to file away for 2020.
And did you notice she always has a pen in her hand?
If I had to guess, I’d say that when Kamala isn’t prattling on like a peevish crank at the Returns counter of Walmart, she’s scribbling on a notepad — important things like “Madame President” and “President Kamala Harris” along with crude doodles of the Presidential Seal.
I wrote that in early June 2017.
And not one thing that has happened in the last two years has changed my mind.
If anything, Kamala’s flailing campaign itself proves my point.
The Senate was a springboard to launch this idiotic run for the White House.
But Kamala isn’t ready to run for President.
And it shows.
But since the only reason she ran for the Senate was to give herself a national platform from which to launch her 2020 bid, Kamala has no choice but go through with it — ready or not.
See, here’s my theory. And I’ll take this to the bank.
Remember back in 2013 when Barack Obama appeared at a fundraiser in San Francisco along with then CA Attorney General Kamala Harris? Sure you do. That was when Obama called her “the best looking Attorney General in the country.”
At that fundraiser, Barack couldn’t say enough about Kamala Harris. He sang her praises. And I think that was deliberate.
I think Obama-aligned political operatives, big-money donors and campaign people believed Kamala would be the perfect heir to the Obama Legacy.
But outside of California, nobody heard of her. They needed to give Kamala Harris a national platform from which to kick off her bid for the White House.
Then in January 2015 the stars aligned when Senator Barbara Boxer announced she would not seek reelection in 2016.
And Kamala got just the boost she needed to launch herself onto the national stage.
So Harris ran for Boxer’s seat. She raised a whopping fifteen million dollars — outraising her competitor (Democrat Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez) by eleven million bucks.
That shows you just how much the Obama infrastructure was supporting her.
But the goal was never to serve as the junior Senator from California. The Senate seat was incidental — merely a means to an end. The goal was the Presidency.
Which explains why Kamala officially launched her quest for the White House after only serving one year in the Senate.
It was always about running for President.
Problem is, Kamala Harris wasn’t ready.
Her very limited tenure in the Senate consisted entirely of grandstanding, endless filibustering, and, most notably, smearing Brett Kavanaugh in hopes of getting some sweet, sweet soundbites to use in 2020.
Strip all that aside, and what are you left with?
You’re left with a candidate who is not ready for national office. She is inauthentic, belligerent, unsure, and unable to articulate a coherent message.
Or, as Daniel Greenfield put it today at Front Page Magazine, “What happened? Kamala opened her mouth.”
And there’s no there there.
From Greenfield’s column:
Instead of laying out a vision, the former socialite relied on the personal charm that made her a hit among San Francisco’s wealthy lefties. But the transparent phoniness that won over her old social set hasn’t translated well to a national stage. And her constant transformations, pretending that she’s about to move to Iowa, and then complaining that Iowans are racist, just make it obvious how fake she is.
Those Obama-aligned big money donors who heaped mountains of cash into her campaign before her January launch might as well have set fire to it for all the good it’s done.
Harris spent that money setting up campaign infrastructure in all the early primary states. And now because donors don’t want to pour good money after bad, Kamala’s coffers are running on fumes. So she’s “restructuring” by closing campaign offices, firing staff and pinning her hopes entirely on the Iowa caucus.
Where, by the way, she’s running at 3%.
Is it any wonder that Kamala is crying racism?
What else can she do but claim that voters aren’t ready for a woman of color to be President?
She certainly isn’t going to admit that the only one not ready is Kamala Harris.
From Greenfield’s column:
Trying to pretend that she’s polling at 3% because Obama voters aren’t ready to vote for black people, and women aren’t prepared to vote for women, and black people aren’t willing to vote for black people, is exactly the reason why even Democrats hate her. Voters have gotten tired of the lies, the flip-flopping, and the constant racial appeals as if she had come out of a ghetto in Detroit, Newark or Chicago, instead of being a privileged woman who grew up with her Indian scientist mother in Canada.
You really should read all of Greenfield’s column. Because he nails it.
Kamala has been planning this run for the White House since 2015.
So despite the fact that she’s plummeting in the polls and hemorrhaging money, Kamala still isn’t ready to call it quits.
But ready or not, if she keeps bleeding donors and polling in the single digits, the decision to drop out might not be hers to make.
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