How Kamala Harris found her groove. And why being vice president is still tough

February 04, 2024

the vice president hollered, and a crowd of 300 or so partisans inside the brightly lighted union hall screamed in affirmation. ::The travels of the vice president are intended to be as frictionless as possible. Read more: Inside Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff's L.A.Equanimity could well be part of the job description. As the first female, Black and Asian American vice president, Harris has drawn extraordinary scrutiny and with it an outsized presumption of what she can plausibly achieve. "And," she hastened, "Vice President Harris."