(Right Country) – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris as his running mate because she is a woman of color, period. He is quickly learning why that is really never a good policy. After the Vice Presidential debate, a virtual conversation with 13 Michigan voters who previously voted for Barack Obama but then for President Trump in 2016 is revealing that the decision to add Harris to the ticket may be driving voters away in droves.
Rich Thau of the analytics group Engagious conducted the interview with the voters who gave their thoughts on the coming election, after the debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, as part of the Engagious Swing Voter Project.
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The small group dissected the debate performances of both candidates with Thau, and many of them indicated they were skeptical that Biden would complete a full term as president.
That’s where Harris came in with the voters, as the far-left senator from California would take the reins in the White House if Biden were unable to serve.
Eight of the 13 Michiganders who spoke to Engagious watched the debate, and 11 of the 13 said they are committed to voting for Trump.
In one group session, five of six voters who were asked if they thought Biden would be pushed out of office during his first term said they believed he would.
What bothered the Michigan swing voters about Harris, though, was her debate performance — and not for the reason you might think.
The majority of respondents were ultimately fearful that Harris was successful in portraying herself as a candidate worthy of being president.
While many said they thought Harris did well against Pence, they described the emotions of “fear,” “anger” and “indifference” when watching her during the debate.
One voter said she was outright “scared” with regard to the Democrat’s performance, which she said was strong enough that it could lead other voters to choose the Biden/Harris ticket on Nov. 3.
A woman identified as Shelley D. told Thau, “Biden’s not going to make it four years, so Kamala Harris is going to be president and I have zero trust she can be president, so I’m just picking the lesser of two evils at this point.”
The other respondents agreed with Shelley.
There was a near-consensus that Harris did well.
Some respondents told Thau they thought Pence could have done a better job but what bothered them was how other voters might perceive the debate.
As a man identified as Matt T. put it: “I’m fearful of this woman because she knows how to strike chords with the people of America.”
It seems Biden’s head-scratching pick of Harris, one of the most far-left senators in Washington, could be a double-edged sword: She impressed the Michigan voters while leaving them deeply concerned.
Her debate performance, which they felt was strong, did not win them over to Biden.
The takeaway is that they are afraid Harris will convince other swing-state voters that she is worthy of being president.
Kamala Harris is far too radical a candidate for moderate Democrats and she will likely hurt Biden far more than she could help. Also, voters a keenly aware that Biden would never serve out the full four years of his presidency, if elected, and that would mean Harris would become president. Harris is not a likable person, and many are even afraid of her, but she may end up doing good for America by driving voters away from Biden November 3rd.