In a candid discussion with CNN, Vice President Harris acknowledged the challenges lying ahead for the Democratic ticket in the upcoming election. Responding to a series of poll results indicating former President Donald Trump’s edge over President Biden in potential electoral scenarios, Harris emphasized the necessity for the current administration to actively work towards winning the electorate’s favor once again.
“As we approach the election, it’s clear that we must vigorously work to secure our re-election—nothing is given,” Harris stated during the phone interview with CNN on Sunday. She reflected on the essence of democracy, where leaders must continually prove their worth and effectively convey their achievements to the public.
Harris outlined the administration’s commitment to not just broadcasting their successes but also listening to the citizenry’s concerns. She hinted at plans to connect with a broader audience, including leveraging TikTok as a platform to reach younger voters and discussing their extensive list of policy accomplishments.
The Vice President acknowledged the communication hurdles faced, referencing a recent incident where a direct address to the Democratic National Committee was switched to a more informal ‘fireside chat’ format. This strategic move was attributed to concerns about Harris’ ability to connect with the audience in a traditional speech setting.
Focusing on the administration’s efforts to engage with African American voters, Harris mentioned the challenge of condensing their extensive achievements into a concise message that resonates with the electorate.
Addressing the question of generational representation, Harris argued that the youth of the nation will be the ultimate beneficiaries or bearers of the consequences of this administration’s actions, underscoring the importance of their stake in the upcoming elections.
As November looms closer, Harris expressed confidence in the work ahead, reinforcing her belief that the Biden administration will secure victory through diligence and connection with voters across the spectrum.