These centrist neoliberal Dems are more concerned with paying her back for making Biden look bad in the debate than stopping the country's slide.
The loyalty obsession among the leadership is incredible. It really is a club, and everyone is supposed to know their place.
Harris needs to completely redefine the VP office and fill the void Biden is leaving with his rah-rah America is awesome and strong boosterism. The party leaders will never reward her for playing his sidekick anyway. If he can't run, they'll probably push Buttigieg in 2024 over her.
They've convinced themselves the suburbs are all that matter because that's where people with money (donors) live. They're dead set on triangulating themselves into oblivion then turning into pro-democracy minority party when the GOP decides the federal government should be Republican-controlled forever. :/