Don didn't warn us about Kamala being past her prime
As far as I'm concerned, Don Lemon is just a part of CNN's problems. They have others named Tapper, Wallace, Blitzer, et al. The entire network needs a massive makeover if it wants to be considered a serious news organization again.
Nevertheless, let me confess that I'm angry with Don Lemon. He didn't tell me about the other woman past her prime, V.P. Kamala Harris. Lemon would have done the country a great service if he had warned us about women over 40 when she was picked to run as vice president.
It's been a rough ride for V.P. Harris. She was confronted by MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Friday. It didn't go well:
Vice President Kamala Harris dismissed her unpopularity among Democrats as well as President Biden's as "political chatter" during an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Friday.
"Dozens of Democratic leaders are saying that they not only don't think that he's the strongest candidate, you know, considering the larger field that could be possible given his age and other defects, but they don't think that you're the right person to be on the ticket. Why do you think that?" Mitchell asked.
Harris said it was important to focus on the needs of the American people and not on "political chatter" coming from Washington, D.C.
Later in the article:
Politico reported on Thursday that Democrats are afraid to express concern over Biden's age ahead of the 2024 presidential election publicly because they fear the alternative, Vice President Harris.
One House member told Politico's Jonathan Martin that Democrats should renominate Biden, then instructed the reporter to turn off his phone and demanded to know who else was in the running. The member also said that Harris was not a viable option.
Speaking on Harris, another House Democrat told Politico, "the Democrats who will need to speak out on her are from the Congressional Black Caucus, no White member is going to do it."
I guess we call this an "identity politics" predicament. Or maybe a dilemma. Or maybe a difficult or tangled situation. No matter what you call it, Don Lemon failed us by not warning the country that the 50-something lady from Caledonia was past her prime. Lemon could have saved us from the word salads and passion for school buses.
Good luck, Don. You will need it.
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