Washington Post Columnist Kathleen Parker Recent Piece Is Getting A Lot Of Eyeballs

Hello everyone! Let’s talk about the latest political buzz that’s making waves across the nation. There’s a surprising twist in the air, folks.

Imagine former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stepping in as President Biden’s running mate instead of Vice President Kamala Harris. Sounds wild, right? Well, that’s exactly what Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker suggested on Friday.

As we edge closer to the November election, things are looking a bit shaky for Biden. His polling numbers aren’t too reassuring, and some political analysts, journalists, and columnists are sounding the alarm, urging for bold moves to fend off former President Trump. Parker’s suggestion is one such bold move. She asks, “Why not replace Harris with Clinton?”

Now, Clinton is 76 years old, and one might think she’s ready to retire. But Parker argues that Clinton might still have that fire in her belly, feeling that her work isn’t quite finished. Clinton, Parker points out, holds significant respect and a “relative centrism” within the Democratic Party, making her a strong contender to replace Harris.

Why does Parker think this is necessary? According to her, Harris is a “significant obstacle” to Biden’s chances of winning in November. Harris’s polling numbers haven’t been great, and her performance in office has been described as “lackluster.” This, Parker believes, could push more independents and disenchanted Republicans away from voting for Biden if Harris remains on the ticket. It’s not about her sex, race, or any demographic factor, but rather about perceived competency.

“More independents and disenchanted Republicans might swing for Biden if it weren’t for the prospect of a President Harris — not because of her sex, race or any other demographic category, but because of her competency, or lack thereof,” Parker wrote.

Parker doesn’t stop at Clinton. She throws other names into the ring, like Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth as potential replacements for Harris. But there’s a big question looming over all of this: how risky would it be for the Democrats to replace Harris? Some fear that such a move could alienate Black voters. Parker herself notes that it’s uncertain if Harris ever truly drew in Black American voters, despite some celebrations of her rise by Black women.

Interestingly, Parker isn’t alone in suggesting changes. Earlier this year, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat floated the idea that Whitmer or Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro could step up if Biden were to step down.