[June 30, 2022] Before the last U.S. Presidential election, I summarized 20 proposed traits a senior leader must possess; traits that would make them successful. They don’t need them all, but they will fail if they are off-target on most. I’m not going to go over all today to compare VP Kamala Harris point by point (you can do that on your own), but I want to highlight one of the most important ones and put it up for debate – be a “great communicator.”
On Monday this week, I watched a CNN interview with VP Kamala Harris. The interview was typical, primarily to allow the White House to convey its main points.
CNN’s Dana Bash wanted to quiz Harris about Roe v. Wade. Honestly, CNN is on the “woke” bandwagon and wanted to give Harris a chance to publicly bash the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling.1 It was a senior leadership opportunity for Harris. As my childhood friends call it, CNN was lobbing one softball question after another, hoping Harris would “get angry” to fire up the liberal base and clarify what the White House wants to deliver and as a firm message.
Don’t get me wrong, being in a senior leadership position isn’t easy and requires being ready to explain yourself in terms the average person can understand. My favorite Harris quote from the interview:
“As a woman myself. And a daughter of a woman. And a granddaughter of a woman.”
Well, at least one person in the White House knows what a woman is. The quote stands alone among many similar.
Harris made the point that in the U.S., every “person” has the Constitutional right to an abortion. Then she went on another journey about how kids were impacted by the end of Roe v. Wade. I’m unsure how that could be; maybe I’m just missing her logic. As a side note, I’m sure every kid in America is pretty happy they weren’t aborted.
“You know, I’ve thought about it as, you know, a parent [Harris’ husband has two children from a previous marriage] … and as an aunt of pre-school children.”
And, as usual, Harris smiled weirdly, cackled weirdly, and made weird talking points. And every Democrat consultant in the country had the same thought. Are we stuck following this nincompoop?
Harris is no great communicator in VP Kamala Harris.
- CNN’s television and news media reporters were enraged about the Supreme Court ruling. Their anger spilled over into their news coverage. If you read anything, even not on the subject, you had to read their opinion in every sentence. News to them is not news but a chance to give their opinions disguised as reporting.
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