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Vice President Kamala Harris may be dreaming the impossible dream as she looks to, again, revamp her image.
In the one year since she became the vice president, she has had more resets than a child playing Nintendo in 1988.
But the fact is, her poll numbers are sinking quicker than the Titanic, many believe she has been abandoned by President Joe Biden and her public image has taken a beating which, for a woman who won no delegates in the 2016 Democrat presidential primary, does not bode well for her political future, and it is something her team is looking to change, The Washington Post reported.
She has hired Jamal Simmons, a seasoned political operator and familiar face on cable news, to oversee her communications. She has returned to President Biden’s side for big events. She is mulling a heavier media schedule after months of looking warily at such engagements. She is looking to benefit from an extensive schedule of midterm campaigning that aides hope will revive Democrats’ faith in her political skills and popular appeal.
And after a year during which Biden often seemed to put Harris in charge of intractable, no-win issues, she is suddenly at the center of what, for the moment at least, is the administration’s top priority — voting rights. When Biden recently made two of the highest-profile speeches of his presidency on the subject, at the U.S. Capitol and in Atlanta, Harris spoke first and introduced him.
To put it bluntly. Harris is less popular than ants at a picnic and the prospects of her being the head of the Democrat Party are looking bleak, which is why the name of Hillary Clinton has been bandied about as someone who can come in and save the party from Biden and Harris.
“Given the likelihood that Democrats will lose control of Congress in 2022, we can anticipate that Mrs. Clinton will begin shortly after the midterms to position herself as an experienced candidate capable of leading Democrats on a new and more successful path,” experts, who talked to The Wall Street Journal, said.
If Biden won the 2024 presidential election he would be 81 on day one. That would make him the oldest president in history.
Think back to the 1980s when the late President Ronald Regan was mocked on shows like “Saturday Night Live” for being too old, and then consider he was 77 years old on his last day in the White House.
And some believe, after a recent interview where Clinton appeared to take a swipe at the current White House, that she could be positioning herself to take the place of the unpopular President Biden on the Democrat ticket.
During an interview with NBC’s Willie Geist, which will air in full on his podcast ‘Sunday Sitdown,” Clinton seemed to suggest the White House is not “stable” and “sane.”
Clinton’s comments came in response to Geist asking about the progressive wing of the party costing Democrats in swing elections in next year’s midterms.
“So what do you see as the state of the Democratic Party right now?” Geist asked.
“I think that it is a time for some, you know, careful thinking about what wins elections and not just in Deep Blue districts where a Democrat and a liberal Democrat or so-called progressive Democrat is going to win,” Clinton said.
“I understand why people want to argue for their priorities, that’s what they believe they were elected to do. So, look, I am all about having vigorous debates. I think it’s good and it gives people a chance to be part of the process,” she added.
“But, at the end of the day it means nothing if we don’t have a Congress that’ll get things done and we don’t have a White House that we can count on to be sane and sober and stable and productive,” Clinton said.