I tend to look at these things from an election perspective. Going by hard numbers and not by the heart or wants or from a partisan angle. Fact is, regardless of the reason Harris isn't liked, She'd have a very hard time beating Trump today with her numbers.
Of course we don't know what her number will be come 2024. But I don't think they'll change much. My question is, do you want to win an election or do you want to make a statement? Me, I'm all about winning elections.
I think or at least I thought the Democrats had learned a valuable lesson from 2016. That's why the Democrats went with Biden, Biden was a safe bet to beat Trump. A lot of the others weren't. Biden made sense to me. That is from winning an election standpoint. Maybe not from an ideological, from stances on the issues or anything else. But Biden gave the Democrats their best chance at defeating Trump. Biden was acceptable to independents where many others weren't. The final results prove that, independents voted for Biden 54-41 over Trump. One also has to keep in mind that independents make up 40% of the electorate today.
Hillary wasn't acceptable to independents, Biden was. Hillary lost independents and the election, Biden won independents and the election. Quite simple really.
The bottom line, Harris isn't able to attract independents to vote for her in the numbers needed. At least as of today. Why, from winning an election standpoint, why is totally irrelevant. This goes back to winning an election or just making a statement.
My advice for democrats in 2024, come up with a fresh young face, if from flyover country so much the better. Fresh young face, from flyover country, Tammy Duckworth, get it?