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Will Joe Biden and Kamala Harris defeat Donald Trump?

Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris to be his running mate for the 2020 Democratic presidential ticket. Harris is a deft and fierce politician. As Senator, she  famously questioned figures like Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, showing her unmatched skill as  speaker and thinker. Not only does she have political skills, Harris is a tested candidate. She's proven herself both on the campaign trail and in office—and the fact that she had her own campaign means it is unlikely opposition research would turn up surprises as the election gets nearer. 

Harris faces criticism not only from Republicans, but also from the left flank of the Democratic party. Republicans dislike her for her questioning Kavanaugh, saying that she went too far and attacked him personally. Left-leaning Democrats say she is the wrong pick for this moment. Her experience as state attorney and prosecutor show she is not the right person to lead America forward in the middle of a crisis around policing. 

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Harris was described as the "safe choice" for Biden. Which may be true, but it's only true because Harris is the most obviously qualified person for that position out of a wide field of extremely strong candidates. She's shown her strength on a debate stage—she often commandingly debated other presidential hopefuls in the lead-up to 2020 and made a name for herself questioning witnesses like Attorney General Bill Barr and Justice Kavanaugh during Senate hearings. 

She will have no trouble going up against Mike Pence during the debates. She's clearly aligned with Biden as a centrist candidate. Her background as a prosecutor and state attorney undermines Trump's attempts to portray himself as the law and order president. She's a deft politician. Here's how Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post describes her strengths:

Biden said he wanted someone to help him govern and who was “simpatico” with him. Harris certainly checks both boxes. They are both center-left Democrats. She has been immersed in criminal justice matters her entire life. And she was front and center during the Black Lives Matter protests following the killing of George Floyd.
The adage still holds that a vice president cannot win an election, only lose one. Certainly, Harris will not lose any voters for the ticket. She will be prepared for the debate. We know she can throw punch after punch. (Just ask Attorney General William P. Barr and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.) The media vetted her for a year during her presidential run. She is expert and effective on TV. She is unlikely to be tripped up by an aggressive interviewer or a heckler.
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There are two camps that are critical of Harris—Republicans and left-wing Democrats. Republicans are painting her as a "radical liberal" as Representative Liz Cheney (R) puts it. To pro-Trump Republicans, Harris is the epitome of everything currently wrong with the Democratic Party. Republicans also oppose Harris based on how she questioned people like Justice Kanavanaugh—her prosecutorial style was too aggressive for President Trump and his supporters. 

Those who oppose Harris from the left argue that her background as a district attorney, then state attorney, shows that she is the wrong person to lead the United States right now. The country is facing a reckoning over law enforcement. Harris' record shows she was not a progressive prosecutor who worked to change the system from within, but rather she was a centrist prosecutor who did her job well. 

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Will Joe Biden and Kamala Harris defeat Donald Trump?
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#BidenHarrisWillWin
#KamalaHarrisABadPick