Another unforced error made as Vice President Harris tries to restore her image.
“I fully appreciate, there is a level of malaise,” she said, referring to the ongoing slog through the Covid pandemic that President Biden failed to make go away.
She’s old enough to be aware that one of Jimmy Carter’s worst moments was his famous “malaise” speech.
Carter, who would soon be succeeded by the sunny Ronald Reagan, reminded everyone how terrible everthing was. He never actually used the word “malaise,” saying instead that the nation was suffering a “crisis of confidence.” But it came to be known as the “malaise” speech.