The Problem With Coronating Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON, July 10 2024-President Joe Biden is insisting that his reelection campaign will go on. If it doesn’t, Kamala Harris is the most likely alternate Democratic nominee. That the vice president should be next in line is nearly an article of faith for many in the party.

Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell last week that “this party should not in any way do anything to work around Ms. Harris. We should do everything we can to bolster her whether she’s in second place or at the top of the ticket.” He’s not the only one; even former President Donald Trump’s campaign has begun attacking the vice president in anticipation of her ascendancy. (from