Count Chris Wallace among those who believe that Kamala Harris came across as anything other than completely unlikable at last night’s debate.
The moderator of the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden said that the Biden campaign’s only concern was whether or not people would be able to envision Kamala Harris as “being a heartbeat away from the presidency,” and whether or not she seems “presidential.”
According to Wallace, Harris didn’t do anything at all last night to disqualify herself.
I suppose we shouldn’t expect anything less from Wallace after his own biased moderating against President Trump during the first presidential debate.
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Wallace made the comments at a post-debate Fox News discussion.
Here's what Walace had to say on Fox News, via Breitbart:
“I think going into tonight, the Biden campaign had one concern, and it wasn’t whether or not Kamala Harris was going to be sufficiently likable,” he said. “It was whether or not people were going to be able to at the end of the night to envision her as being a heartbeat away from the presidency, which she in terms of her knowledge, command of the facts, her policy, would she seem presidential? And I don’t think she did anything at all tonight to disqualify herself in that sense. So, if they came into the night leading, I think they left the night — the Biden campaign did — with the lead.”
Of course, Wallace had already made up his mind about Kamala Harris months ago.
he's been defending her since the moment Biden announced her as his running mate, even calling her a "safe choice" and "not far to the left" according to The Hill:
"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace on Wednesday said Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is "a reasonably safe choice" for Democrats, adding that the presumptive vice presidential nominee isn't very far to the left on the political spectrum.
"She is not far to the left, despite what Republicans are gonna try to say," Wallace told "America's Newsroom."
His comments come a day after former Vice President Joe Biden chose Harris as his running mate. After Biden's announcement, President Trump said Harris was his No. 1 pick.
“Despite the president saying yesterday that Kamala Harris was his No. 1 draft pick, that she’s the one he wanted the most, I promise you that there were a lot of people he would have liked to be running against much more," Wallace said.
Other contenders on Biden's VP shortlist included Obama national security adviser Susan Rice, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.).
Harris was seen as a top contender for the Democratic presidential nomination when she kicked off her White House bid in early 2019. But her campaign failed to gain traction, with the California senator dropping out before 2020 as polls showed her far behind Biden, Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Perhaps Wallce should check his own bias before making rediculous analysis on Kamala Harris's presidential abilities.
Consensus is that his moderator abilities were just as bad as his analysis over last night's debate.