It’s book week at the Spiering household. My book Amateur Hour: Kamala Harris at the White House was released on Tuesday and for the last few days I’ve been virtually and physically running around and promoting it to the public.
Finally, all of the research and reporting I’ve been working on for the last year has an outlet. It's been a lot of fun and a real blessing to talk about it. Thank you to everyone who picked up a copy.
There’s a lot in the book. The details about her parents and their radical intellectual roots, the truth about her dating relationship with Willie Brown, then the most powerful politician in California who was twice her age.
How that opened the doors to her career in California one-party politics, her “frenemy” relationship with Gavin Newsom, and her attempt to play the next superhero of the Anti-Trump Democrat party after she entered the Senate.
I detail her struggles in the first three years of her vice presidency and how few Democrats in Washington even like her.
But one theme I keep coming back to is this: Kamala Harris could be your next president.
If Joe Biden wins reelection, it's only a matter of time before Team Biden and the Biden family will finally admit to the American people that he has lost his ability to lead the country.
When that happens, Harris will take his place. Everything we've seen in her first three years, her tumultuous relationship with her staff, and her struggle to communicate beyond the word salads would be in the spotlight.
It's too late to replace her either. Biden made his decision to keep her on the ticket or face real anger from black voters he tried to impress in 2020.
Besides, if he did replace her, it would only prove to the country that he made the wrong decision in the first place.
That’s why Joe Biden is running for reelection: he and his team believe that Kamala Harris could never run and win a presidential campaign of her own.
Americans saw how poorly she ran for president during the 2020 Democrat primary, failing to connect with Democrat voters, and wasting $40 million on her failed campaign that ended before the first Iowa caucus.
Democrat voters never got to deliver their verdict on Harris, but her campaign was a train wreck.
Republicans would be wise to remind voters exactly what they are getting if they reelect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
If Biden wins reelection in November, it might not be long before one of the most inexperienced, incompetent political figures in modern history could succeed him as the 48th president of the United States.
All she has to do is wait Joe out.
Charlie Spiering is a Wyoming native who works in Washington, D.C., where he opines about the White House, Congress and national politics. A former writer for Breitbart News, The Washington Examiner and columnist Robert Novak, Spiering frequently returns home to the family farm in Powell to escape the insanity of Washington. He can be reached at: Charlie.Spiering@gmail.com