Is Joe Biden already sick of his time in the White House?
During a recent interview for The New York Times, former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd and longtime confidante to President Biden admitted he may not run for re-election.
“I’m hoping the president runs for reelection,” Dodd stated, “but for whatever reason that might not be the case, it’s hard to believe there would be a short list without Kamala’s name on it. She’s the vice president of the United States.”
Times reporter Maggie Haberman expressed shock at Dodd’s statement.
“Dodd quote in here is pretty stunning to hear,” she tweeted, referring to the article. “Usually this kind of thing isn’t said out loud.
Dodd’s claims that Vice President Harris would be considered to run for president contradict reports by White House insiders that there’s a growing stalemate between President Biden and Harris as her approval numbers continue to sink.
According to The New York Post:
Despite their public show of unity, Biden and his right-hand woman have a dysfunctional relationship that has reached an “exhausted stalemate,” CNN said based on interviews with nearly three dozen insiders.
At a time when the president would usually be expected to promote his vice president as a future replacement in the White House, Biden has instead been sidelining Harris as a potential liability, the report said.
She is increasingly being pushed aside into inconsequential jobs and left out of key meetings as her poll numbers sink even lower than the president’s and the Democratic base appears to be giving up on her, the report said.
Her alienation is so clear, her defenders told CNN they have even passed around an Onion story headlined, “White House Urges Kamala Harris To Sit At Computer All Day In Case Emails Come Through.”