I know, I know what you are saying “Who is Kamala Harris?” If you watch anything about politics her name has come up lately as she is saying she will take on Donald Trump if he survives into the next political season. The quote below was taken from a piece in the New York Times by David Brooks.
Democratic primary voters may decide that if they are going to take on Donald Trump, they’re going to want the roughest, most confrontational gladiator they can get. After they see how, well, direct she can be, they may decide that person is Kamala Harris…
We in the punditocracy are generally analyzing the Democratic presidential race on ideological grounds: Which minute differences exist in the candidates’ various “Medicare for all” plans. I doubt that is how Democratic voters are thinking. Their immediate problem is Donald Trump, and the culture of shamelessness he has instigated.
To beat Trump, I suspect Democrats will want unity. They won’t want somebody who essentially runs against the Democratic establishment (Bernie Sanders); they’ll want somebody who embodies it (Harris). They’ll want somebody who seems able to pulverize Trump in a debate (Harris).Source: New York Times
To me, even a cursory endorsement by David Brooks is worth a serious look. I would encourage you to read the entire article by clicking on the Source above.
Mrs. Harris sounds like quite a person. She is an elite but fights for her beliefs like a gutter fighter. Her father was a professor at Stanford and her mother, who got her Ph.D. at the age of 25 is a cancer researcher. Not exactly a lower-middle-class family so typical of an up and coming Democrat. She got much of her grit while serving as the prosecutor of San Francisco.
I am going to have to get her book “The Truths We Hold,” to learn more about her. She sounds like my type of politician. She knows her way around the elite but thinks like a prizefighter. What a combination! After I read the book, I’m sure a post or two will come from it. When it comes to making 100% sure that there is a new occupant in the Oval Office come January 20, 2021, you can never start too early. 🙂
I had this kind of feeling in 2008 when a relatively young black man spoke with such elegance about what he wanted to do. The trouble with his time in office was that he was just too naive when it came to the politics side of it. He had big dreams but was not enough of a fighter to accomplish them. It sounds like Kamala Harris has both to the tee.
I guess the big question is, is America ready for a women president, even a black one? I think so but you never know. I know I was put off by Hillary’s attitude of entitlement when it came to occupying the Oval Office. I did hold my nose and vote for her. Maybe I will have both hands free when it comes to pulling the voting lever this time around.
3 thoughts on “About Kamala Harris”
She’s my fav so far. Would love to see ANYONE beat trump, but lots of racists and misogynists in our country still.
2020 One hundred years since the vote. It is the year for a woman President. Let’s hope the Dems come up with someone good.
I am reading her book mentioned in the post. She does sound like a keeper. I will be watching her in the coming months.
100% of our attention has to be breaking the Trump cult and getting the people trapped in it back to something resembling normality. I am currently writing a post about that very topic and should be online in a week or so