Mr. Biden is too old for the job, and fragile. There is a very real chance he will not make it through the term. Mr. Trump is also too old but seemingly robust. But in Mike Pence, Mr. Trump has a vice president ready to take over, if need be. He is a safe pair of hands. Sen. Kamala Harris gives no evidence of being ready to be president.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial, October 31, 2020

Let’s hope and pray that Joe Biden can make it until 2025.

He can keep the seat warm with time set aside for afternoon naps until either aforementioned Vice President Mike Pence or former South Carolina Governor/UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is elected as our 47th president.

Almost DailyBrett watched the October 7 vice presidential debate with more attention than ever. Most pundits dismiss VP candidate encounters as a waste of valuable air time. Your author vehemently disagrees.

As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in its presidential endorsement editorial noted neither Donald Trump, 74, nor Joe Biden, 77, are spring chickens. There is at least a 50-50 chance that geriatric Biden will make it through the next four years.

Some may contend that Pence is the consummate loyal soldier, maybe a little boring. Kamala Harris, who once suggested out loud her running mate was a racist, is a little too irritating reminiscent of finger nails scratching a chalkboard.

The words: ‘mean’ and ‘baggage’ seemingly come up repeatedly when the discussion turns to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, soon one solitary heartbeat away from the presidency.

Her candidacy for president was buried by America’s political class in the fall of 2019. These same pundits are now celebrating her accession to the number two position in the land, mainly based on her multiple ethnicities and gender.

The baggage refers to her outspoken support, and sometimes rescinded backing, of ultra-left stretch goals including the New Green Deal, defunding police, opening national borders and Medicare For All (e.g., nationalizing health insurance, throwing 180 million off private policies).

“I Don’t Believe You Are A Racist.

Kamala’s legendary reputation for meanness was particularly on display at the very first Democratic presidential debate June 27, 2019. She effectively accused Joe Biden of being a racist, allowing herself enough rhetorical room to deny she did just that. Her behavior and persona were proven that night to be diabolical and downright nasty.

Some may want at this point to lob a Misogyny grenade at Almost DailyBrett. Your author did not support Hillary Clinton four years ago, and her spoiled loser behavior since then has reinforced the wisdom of not backing a 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Clintonian Restoration.

A similar likeability concern applies to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (difficult to type these words). Can effective personal public relations counsel save Kamala from her own persona? Will she even listen to PR advice?

Almost DailyBrett applauds the overdue inevitability of a woman leader of the Free World. Watching the measured calmness, ethos, gravitas, moderation and practicality of Germany’s Angela Merkel each night on ARD’s Tagesschau makes your author excited about the prospect of a first of many women presidents.

There is simply no way that a heaven forbid President Kamala Harris would be America’s answer to Kanzlerin Merkel. Her persona is too mean. Her policies and instincts are too radical.

As a Roman Catholic, your author will never forget Kamala Harris attacking U.S. District Court Judge Brian Buescher for actually being a member of (gasp!) The Knights of Columbus. Maybe Ms. Harris should be reminded that Joe Biden is now the second Catholic to ever serve in the White House.

Joe Biden’s foolishly painted himself into gender corner by announcing his choice would only come from a pool of women candidates. The strength of Black Lives Matter, led him to select the very same person who insulted him and tried to lay racist shame at his feet.

Would we be having the same discussion, if pleasant U.S. Senator Cory Booker was the incoming vice president?

Almost DailyBrett wishes for the good health of President-elect Joe Biden and a post Covid-19 recovery for the nation and the world. Having said that, you author and presumably more than just a few are afraid for good reasons of Kamala Harris in the Oval Office, very afraid.

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