President Joe Biden will be nearly 82 years old when he’s up for re-election. That may be a problem considering Vice President Kamala Harris would be next in line to replace him.
“The View” co-host Meghan McCain thinks Harris would be easily beaten by Floridan Gov. Ron DeSantis if it came down to them in 2024, Fox News reported. While Joy Behar blamed it on her being a black woman, McCain pegged Harris’s unlikeability as the problem.
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“What’s different about her we haven’t seen before? What could it be?” Behar mused before settling on her race and gender to explain her tanking poll numbers.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked McCain if she thought Harris “stumbled coming out of the gate” instead. “I think she stumbled when she was running for president. She dropped out before Iowa,” McCain said. “She was a very early dropout. She wasn’t resonating with voters way before President Biden was elected.”
McCain also pointed out that media covered for her. This was the same media that excoriated former President Donald Trump for his “kids in cages” at the border while giving a pass to the Biden administration and particularly Harris.
“She’s made a lot of tactical errors and you don’t have to just take it from me, because I’m obviously a biased actor given that I’m a Republican, but places like Politico and Axios reported how disappointed the White House was on her first foreign trip,” McCain pointed out. “She did [an] interview where she was laughing about the border when she was asked, ‘Are you going to visit the border?’ And she said, ‘I also haven’t been to Europe,’ and laughed very uncomfortably,” McCain recalled.
“Her laugh has become a way for people to take hits at her because it’s uncomfortable to watch … and I always thought she needed more media training than she had,” McCain said. “The problem for Democrats going into 2024 is if President Biden chooses not to run for re-election, she’s just not going to be a strong enough candidate to run for president,” she pointed out.
“And if people don’t want to listen to me and think it’s all about race and gender, that’s fine,” McCain added. “Honestly, it’s everyone’s risk to take, but Ron DeSantis would put her in the ground. I mean, it would be [an] election for Republicans. Republicans would love nothing more than to run against Vice President Harris,” she said.
Harris is unpopular because she is unlikeable, regardless of what excuses others want to use. McCain is right that Republicans would eagerly run against her, especially with a candidate like DeSantis.