If you thought Joe Biden, or the occasionally Donald Trump gaffe was the only thing dotting the presidential campaign horizon, I’m sorry, but you’d be wrong. Kamala Harris has shown either that gaffes are contagious from the boss to the underling, or that she has bigger plans than being just the Vice President.
Harris was speaking Monday evening during a virtual roundtable discussion with small business owners in Arizona. And she let the following slip:
“A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States,” she said. She quickly clarified, “The Biden-Harris administration will provide access to $100 billion in low-interest loans and investments from minority business owners.”
A Harris administration? Since when does the Vice President get to call the administration after themselves? Or, as a Daily Caller tweeted, “Oops. Kamala, you weren’t supposed to say that part out loud!”
Of course, ever since, and really even before Biden named Harris as his running mate, a lot of people in the country, both Republicans and Democrats felt that it was an important pick since Biden was so old. The thought was, whomever was chosen to be the VP running mate of Biden, if he were to get elected, would end up being the President during the first term at some point.
More conspiracy-bourne factions felt that even if Biden makes it through the first term, he’s going to have very little to say as to what actually gets done during “his” administration. It would be either the Vice President, or some puppet master somewhere that would be pulling the strings and making him talk.
Harris’ gaffe on Monday night did little to quell those thoughts. In fact, it probably inflamed them to the degree that the White House jumped on the gaffe immediately. Was it a Freudian slip? Was it real? Was it an over-zealous candidate? Who knows? But it certainly didn’t help Biden’s chances here in Arizona!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!