Kamala Harris has a problem.
She is, if you believe the hype, at the very top of Joe Biden’s list as a potential running mate.
But her record as Attorney General of California is virtually unsalable. to the hard-left – which has largely taken over the Democrat Party.
What to do, what to do?
Well, one thing that might be done is to try and remove information about her record from the public domain. Then, if mainstream media play along (as a great many media venues are sure to do), maybe the sheeple will never know that, if she were a Republican, her record would be attacked and condemned every day.
From Aída Chávez‘s article at theintercept.com, we have this:
Kamala Harris is widely seen as a frontrunner for a spot on the ticket with presumptive nominee Joe Biden, with vetting well underway.
Presidential vetting operations have entire teams of investigators, but for the public, when the pick is announced, the most common source for information about the person chosen is Wikipedia. And there, a war has broken out over how to talk about Harris’s career.
At least one highly dedicated Wikipedia user has been scrubbing controversial aspects of Harris’s “tough-on-crime” record from her Wikipedia page, her decision not to prosecute Steve Mnuchin for mortgage fraud-related crimes, her strong support of prosecutors in Orange County who engaged in rampant misconduct, and other tidbits — such as her previous assertion that “it is not progressive to be soft on crime” — that could prove unflattering to Harris as the public first gets to know her on the national stage. The edits, according to the page history, have elicited strong pushback from Wikipedia’s volunteer editor brigade, and have drawn the page into controversy, though it’s a fight the pro-Harris editor is currently winning.
Harris has been working to distance herself on the national stage from her prosecutorial record in California, which has increasingly become a political liability, while taking a lead on Democratic police reform legislation after the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
It seems logical that hard leftists – who, I assume, hate Joe Biden’s political history – would be more inclined to support/work for/vote for him if he picks a dedicated leftist running mate, on the grounds that, should Biden”s clearly debilitated mental state force him out of office, she (he’s only considering women candidates) would become President.
Does Kamala Harris’s actual résumé – the one that she left behind when it became more politically profitable to lurch leftward – suggest she would be their first choice? Very, very doubtful.
So the answer is to exorcise her résumé from the public eye.
Can her supporters (be assured it’s not just one person) pull this off? Will it work? Maybe yes, maybe no.
I guess we’ll soon find out.