Unlike other years, this VP debate is the most consequential in years. Well, maybe this year the hype is not the hype.
President Donald Trump, after being released on Monday from Walter Reed Hospital, seems to be recovering well from COVID. But you never know. Who can ever say for certain a president is ever going to serve a full term?
Joe Biden will turn 78 shortly after the election. Some would like to hear Kamala Harris asked tonight whom she plans to name as her VP.
Harris’s Political Instincts Not Great
As Jim Geraghty points out in NRO:
In the first two months of 2019, Harris — then still a hyped early contender for the Democratic nomination — pledged to eliminate private insurance in a CNN Town Hall and then quickly reversed herself, called the alleged “attack” on actor Jussie Smollett as “a modern day lynching,*” and had joked that of course she liked smoking marijuana because of her Jamaican heritage.
“My dear departed grandmothers as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation, and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics,” Donald Harris wrote to the Kingston-based website Jamaica Global Online. “Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty.”
Here’s Harris’s claim that the incident with Jussie Smollett was “a modern day lynching.”
Harris’s Tweet is still up:
.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.
This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 29, 2019