US Politics

Marion McKeone: Democrats race to reboot Harris to boost Biden’s chance of election success

With 77 per cent of Americans thinking the current President is too old for the job, they need to know that the vice president is up to par

US Vice President Kamala Harris with President Joe Biden: up to now, relations between the two have been characterised as ‘cordial but not especially close’. Picture: Bloomberg

A White House stealth operation has been gathering momentum in recent weeks; the rebranding and rebooting of Kamala Harris’s underwhelming vice presidency.

With polls suggesting three quarters of Americans believe Joe Biden is too old for a second term, and Republican contenders pitching a vote for Biden as a de facto vote for a Harris presidency, there’s a growing consensus amongst Democratic strategists that Harris’s image is in urgent need of burnishing – amid concerns ...