There wasn’t a single person in America who follows politics seriously, either for a hobby or a living, who watched California Sen. Kamala Harris take the podium and give her first speech as Joe Biden’s running mate and didn’t think they were watching the real No. 1 on the Democratic ticket.
Yes, Harris had bombed out of the primaries, mostly due to her uninspiring presence, a dumpster fire of a campaign organization, an inability to stick to a position, a failure to even conceptualize a winning strategy and a spotty record as both a senator and a prosecutor.
Apparently none of that mattered when it came time to picking a No. 2 for Biden, however — except that No. 2 felt more like No. 1b. All presidential candidates say their running mate would be ready to govern on day one. In this case, with the Democratic nominee falling apart in