VP Harris Acknowledges Challenges In Re-election
Vice President Harris addressed recent polls showing former President Donald Trump leading President Biden in hypothetical election match-ups and pledged to "earn their re-elect" in an interview with CNN on Sunday.
Harris acknowledged the concerning polls but emphasized the importance of earning the trust and support of the American people in a democracy.
"We’re going to have to earn our re-elect, there’s no doubt about it," she remarked during the phone interview. "In a democracy with free and fair elections, it's the responsibility of the candidates to effectively communicate their accomplishments and what they stand for."
The recent NBC News poll showed Trump with a slight lead over Biden in a hypothetical 2024 match-up, while other polls also indicate a similar trend. However, Harris remained confident and determined to win the trust and support of the American people.
"I have a great sense of duty and responsibility to do as much as I can, to be where the people are and to not only speak with them, but listen to them and let them know what we’ve accomplished," she stated.
The CNN interview also addressed the challenges of communication and messaging, as the Vice President's team had to replace her scheduled speech at the Democratic National Committee meeting with a 'fireside chat' moderated by her outside adviser and former DNC chair Donna Brazile. Sources involved in the decision revealed that Harris' team was concerned with her ability to effectively deliver her speech.
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Harris also acknowledged the challenges of reaching out to younger voters, saying that their list of accomplishments may be too long and they have to prioritize which messages will resonate with them. However, Harris stressed the importance of their generation in the future of the country.
"It is they who are going to either benefit from or pay the price," she stated.
In response to a question about why younger people should see themselves in a president who is older than many of their grandparents, Harris emphasized the impact of future policies on the younger generation and their role in shaping the country's future.
Harris' comments come in the wake of her previous statement in early November that she and Biden have a lot of work to do in order to earn their re-election.
"The president and I obviously have a lot of work to do to earn our re-election. But I am confident we're going to win," she said.
As the Biden-Harris administration continues to face challenges and opposition, Vice President Harris is determined to win the trust and support of the American people and secure their re-election through effective communication and engagement with voters.
In the end, it is the American people who will ultimately decide the outcome of future elections, and it is their trust and support that the administration must continue to earn.