Joe Biden reacts to half a minute of Kamala Harris looking right at him as she waves her hands and scolds by… staring ahead and smirking. For a laugh, mute this video clip and then watch from 1:15 to 1:40. No thanks!
His reaction is one many men watching the exchange can relate to, and it doesn’t bode well for Harris. Who wants a harridan harping at them day in and day out for the next four, eight, or forty-eight years? I’m beginning to think there aren’t many–not enough to make it happen, anyway.
More troubling for Harris’ prospects are just how stubbornly supportive Biden’s black support is. YouGov released another poll today showing Biden’s continued dominance among black voters. Among those who plan to vote in their states’ primaries next year, black support for the top candidates breaks down as follows:
Biden — 45%
Harris — 12%
Warren — 8%
Sanders — 6%
Only 22% of black respondents say they “don’t know” what their opinion of Harris is. For Biden, Warren, and Sanders the figures are 13%, 24%, and 16%, respectively. Most blacks know who all of these candidates are, yet Harris still can’t make a dent in Biden’s black support, let alone kick off a preference cascade.
This is quite alarming for her prospects–and correspondingly good for his. If Harris is unable to become the black candidate, Biden will enjoy the honor. Neither Sanders nor Warren have a chance in hell of taking it from him. While it’s conceivable former president Obama endorses Harris before the primaries are over if she is running competitively, it is virtually unthinkable that he endorses Sanders or Warren over Biden.