In the USA, Joe Biden has found his running mate. Senator Kamala Harris is on the platform. It's a dream ticket for Democrats, a nightmare for the White House.
Kamala Harris is a sitting U.S. senator. The daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, Harris was born in Oakland, California. The first black woman, an Indian American on a major party ticket. Harris could be the follow on President if Biden wins the election. Aged 77, he is expected to serve just one term.
Californian Senator since 2017, Harris was Attorney General in the State. A formidable intellect, skilled in interrogation and debate. "She takes pleasure in campaigning, making speeches, waving, laughing, smiling and pressing the flesh", according to the Washington Post. The October VP debate with Mike Pence should make for great television.
Joe Biden has answered the call from the Democratic party. He ticked all the boxes, the party had demanded. A progressive, minority woman, who could succeed him as President in 2024, if not sooner! Trump reacted by calling the Senator a "nasty woman", a "very, very nasty woman", who was very disrespectful to Joe Biden in the primaries.
The Trump camp are struggling to position the Biden Harris ticket for attack. Birtherism returns, the suggestion Harris may not be eligible for office is met with derision from mainstream media and the democratic party.
Trump is behind in the polls. The election is just 80 days away. The momentum is swinging to the Biden Harris ticket. Markets are adjusting to the prospect of Joe Biden in the White House. With Harris on the platform, the Presidential campaign just gathered additional momentum ...
Trump complained this week, the water pressure from shower heads is too low. It is playing havoc with his hair style. "I don't know about you, but it has to be perfect. Perfect". The President explained.
Ah yes, soon we may have to say good bye to our White House WTF feature ...
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