Vice President Kamala Harris tried really hard to impress a group of visiting children in a widely ridiculed YouTube special last week.
Harris’ ongoing failure to win the hearts of Americans is a problem for the Democratic Party.
In the video, released Thursday for Space Week, Harris hosted the five kids at Washington, D.C.’s Naval Observatory, where she lives, and repeatedly expressed over-the-top enthusiasm about being the vice president and the head of the National Space Council.
Money quote: “You’re gonna literally see the craters on the moon with your own eyes! With your own eyes!” Harris said, smiling and gesturing intensely. “I’m telling you, it is gonna be unbelievable.”
- Harris also instructed the children to cherish her wisdom, “Never let anybody tell you who you are, you tell them who you are,” and shared her passion for “exploring the unknown.”
- While the kids were politely enthusiastic, nobody was seen taking Harris up on her offer to give “more advice” if “you just let me know.”
“The Cringe,” commented Jack Posobiec on one of the videos.
Actor Randy Quaid said, “This is her rebranding plan??? What a stupid phony!”
Harris was supposed to be the future of the Democratic Party, but after failing to impress in the 2020 presidential primary, her popularity has plummeted along with the White House’s, as the Los Angles Times documented last week.
- In August, Harris hired a pair of crack crisis communications experts in what “some Democratic strategists close to the White House” told Politico was “a clear indication that the vice president and her top aides recognize they need to course correct.”
- “This is an important moment,” one strategist said. “We have the first woman as vice president and of course first women of color as vice president, and if we mess up this moment, that will set us back for a long time.”
Two years ago this weekend, while running for the Democratic nomination, Harris announced her pronouns on stage at CNN’s LGBT presidential town hall.