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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Kamala Harris is the Only Plan B

Our most recent book is titled Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics. The 2024 race has begun.  It is a fight between two very old men.

After Biden's bad debate performance on Thursday, there has been talk about replacing him on the Democratic ticket.  There is only one option.

Eugene Daniels at Politico:

Some allies of the first Black and South Asian woman to be vice president fumed Friday about the lack of attention Harris drew as a possible replacement — not a surrogate — for Biden, passed over in the Beltway chatter for the likes of Newsom, Whitmer and even Govs. JB Pritzker of Illinois and Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania.

“The fact that people keep coming back to this is so offensive to so many of us,” one veteran Democrat and Harris ally said. “They still don’t get that the message you’re saying to people, to this Democratic Party, is, we prefer a white person.”

Owen Tucker-Smith and Sabrina Siddiqui at WSJ:

The Biden-Harris campaign has raised a considerable amount of money toward his re-election, and campaign-finance experts say that cash can’t simply be transferred to another candidate if Biden drops out—unless that candidate is Harris, who would just inherit the campaign committee. Were Harris to assume the top of the ticket, funds donated toward the Biden-Harris campaign would be at her disposal since she and Biden were running together.

Should Harris succeed Biden, “she would maintain access to all the funds in the committee and could use them to advance her presidential candidacy,” said Shanna Ports, senior legal counsel at the Campaign Legal Center.