It’s probably not a good sign if your running mate is talking like this.
Maybe Joe needs to get a food-taster.
Before she won the veepstakes, some of Biden’s allies were trying to stop Senator Kamala Harris(D-CA) from becoming Joe’s running mate because they were concerned that she was “too ambitious.”
Biden has said in the past that he was a “transition” candidate and he was looking for a running mate that could take over the reins if needed because he’s “an old guy.” He’s since pulled back on that and said that he would run for a second term if elected.
After that, Joe tweeted that he chose Kamala because she’s “ready to lead on day one.”
If @KamalaHarris and I are elected, we’re going to inherit multiple crises, a nation divided, and a world in disarray. We won’t have a minute to waste.
That's exactly why I picked her: She's ready to lead on day one.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 12, 2020
He might be more right about that than he imagined.
One slip-up during a short address to Latino voters in Arizona on Saturday may have proved that the anti-Kamala crowed was right to be concerned.
She said, “A Harris administration with Joe Biden” by mistake.
Kamala Harris lets the truth slip: "a Harris Administration together with Joe Biden" pic.twitter.com/XdqyU4Kh6S
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) September 15, 2020
Was it a Freudian slip, or did they just put the teleprompter too far away?
In a slightly longer clip you can see that she tried to fix the flub, but it was too late.
"A Harris administration… together with Joe Biden as the President of the United States… the Biden-Harris administration." pic.twitter.com/jzGKrlkDGo
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) September 15, 2020
“As part of our Build Back Better agenda, we will need to make sure you have a president in the White House who actually sees you, who understands your needs, who understands the dignity of your work, and who has your back,” Harris said in a five-minute virtual address to the group, according to the Arizona Republic.
“A Harris administration together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States, the Biden-Haris administration will provide access to 100 billion dollars in low-interest loans and investments for minority-business owners,” she added.
Here is a much longer clip of her remarks:
In the longer clip, it seems that Kamala seems to be having trouble reading the prompter.
The Biden campaign seems to rely heavily on teleprompters including using them for scripted questions from voters.
In this clip, Joe asks his staff to move his teleprompter closer.
What do YOU think?
If I were Joe, I wouldn’t take any chances. After all, Kamala just held a fundraiser with Hillary, and we all know how odd it is that people who oppose the Clintons often wind up dead.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 14, 2020
Watch your back, Joe!