After last week’s debate, Democrats who had been hoping for a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris “dream ticket” may have had their hopes dashed by Harris’ planned attack on Biden.
Democratic presidential-candidate Kamala Harris’ planned attack on fellow Democrat Joe Biden at last week’s Democratic debates is not sitting well with many in the party, according to Politico.
Many are viewing Harris’ attack as low and too calculated (which it was), Politico reported.
One major Biden supporter from California who declined to be named for publication said Harris’ direct attack on Biden was a mistake that would haunt her.
“It’s going to bite her in the ass,” the supporter noted. “Very early on there was buzz … Biden-Kamala is the dream ticket, the best of both worlds.’’
After this week, “That shit ain’t happening.”
Although Biden supporters are critical of Harris’ attack, a newly-released Quinnipiac University poll of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters showed that Harris’ attack helped propel her to a statistical tie with Biden as frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.
Harris’ attack gave her a double-digit jump since Quinnipiac’s poll last month, putting her at 20 percent support to Joe Biden’s 22 percent, according to NBC News.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont were in third and fourth place in the poll, with 14 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, was in fifth, with 4 percent support.
“We can be proud of her nonetheless, but her ambition got it wrong about Joe,” former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, the first African American woman to serve in the Senate who has endorsed Biden in the 2020 primary told Politco. “He is about the best there is; for her to take that tack is sad.”