We knew it was happening, just not when. Today another person jumped into the deep end of the political pool of Democratic presidential candidates. She has an amazing background and is not someone a person would want to mess with.
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America to make her Martin Luther King Day announcement:
‘Today, the day we celebrate Dr. King, is a very special day for all of us as Americans, and I’m honored to be able to make my announcement on the day that we commemorate him. I am running for president of the United States. I’m very excited about it.’
Harris brings two important characteristics to the political party. She is black, and of course she is a woman. Yet, that was just the beginning of what she has to offer.
The candidate has a first-rate mind, and she was the District Attorney for California which has the third largest economy in the world. Then, she became her state’s senator in 2016.
Harris started out the new year with a book tour about her memoir The Truths We Hold: An American Journey. She also had a companion book for children about the real heroes all around them, such as teachers.
Her slogan is For the People. The senator explained:
‘My entire career has been focused on keeping people safe. When I look at this moment in time, I know the American people deserve to have someone who is going to fight for them… and put them in front of self-interest.’
When asked earlier if America was ready for a woman president, she answered:
‘Absolutely. Listen — I’m not saying that about myself, but I am saying that about the capacity of the American public. We need to give the American public more credit. Give the people more credit. They are smarter than that.’
‘When people are waking up in the middle of the night with the thing that has been weighing on them … they aren’t waking up thinking that thought through the lens of the party with which they’re registered to vote. When they wake up thinking that thought, they are not thinking it through some demographic upholster. When they wake up thinking that thought, it usually has to do with one of very few things: It usually has to do with their personal health, about their children or their parents. Can I get a job? Keep a job? Pay the bills by the end of the month? Retire with dignity?’
Harris ended with:
‘The vast majority of us have so much more in common than what separates us.’
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