When books about this period in American history are written, August 11, 2020 will be noted as the day that the first black woman to run on a major party ticket was selected. Former Vice President Joe Biden tapped Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate and voters largely cheered his decision. So did The Lincoln Project.
Kamala. It’s time. Let’s go. pic.twitter.com/ZsZVrIiofY
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 11, 2020
After a series of anti-Trump ads by the group of former Republican strategists and current political commentators, the newest ad, released within an hour after Biden’s pick was announced, is more pro-Biden and pro-Harris. Calling them the presidential ticket of “our better angels,” the ad praises both candidates are more qualified, more decent, and more human than Donald Trump will ever be.
The attack ads against Kamala Harris have already been aired by the president on Twitter, as well. The most common attack is related to Harris’s criticism of Biden on the 2020 presidential debate stage for a bussing policy he signed in the 1970s. Democratic voters are unconcerned with that criticism, seeing Harris as someone who will hold Biden’s feet to the fire and be a strong check on racist policies by any current member of Congress when calling them out is necessary. The fact that Biden and Harris are willing to put aside differences for the good of the country makes Trump look weak and petty, as well.
Twitter could not have been more thrilled with Biden’s choice for VP, praising her as a strong debater and eager to see her stand up to Vice President Pence in debates. Read Twitter’s response to the new ad by The Lincoln Project below: