The Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, recently gave a speech to the Howard University basketball team after a crushing 28 point loss. And let me tell you, it was about as inspiring as a wet blanket.
I mean, come on, Kamala. These are college athletes we’re talking about here. They’re not five-year-olds who need to be coddled and told that everything is going to be okay. They’re young adults who are learning the value of hard work and perseverance, even in the face of defeat.
But instead of giving them a rousing pep talk that would inspire them to get back on the court and fight even harder, Kamala gave them a speech that sounded like it was aimed at a kindergarten class. She told them to “keep fighting” and “keep pushing” as if they were in some sort of after-school program.
It’s like Kamala doesn’t understand that these athletes are already fighters. They’ve dedicated their lives to their sport and they know what it takes to win. They don’t need some patronizing speech from a politician who has never set foot on a basketball court in her life.
And let’s not forget that Kamala is supposed to be the second-in-command of our country. If she can’t even inspire a group of college athletes, what hope does she have of inspiring the American people as a whole?
It’s clear that Kamala’s speech was nothing more than a PR stunt