Kamala Harris announces that she will run for president in 2020.

By |2019-01-21T06:22:04-08:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |19 Comments


Courtesy of CNN:

Kamala Harris announced Monday that she is running for president in 2020, arguing that the time has come to fight against what she views as the injustices of the past two years of the Trump presidency.

In a brief video from her campaign that was released on social media Monday morning at the same time she appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Harris called on her supporters to join with her to “claim our future.”

“Justice. Decency. Equality. Freedom. Democracy. These aren’t just words. They’re the values we as Americans cherish. And they’re all on the line now,” Harris said in the video, teasing her official kickoff in her birthplace of Oakland next Sunday.

“The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values,” the Democratic California senator said. “That’s why I’m running for president of the United States. “I’m running to lift those voices, to bring our voices together.”

Harris is now the fourth woman to announce that she is running in 2020. Which all by itself is pretty big news. 

Harris is one of a handful of folks that I think have a real shot at winning the nomination. 

She along with Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rourke are the only ones that I see going the distance. (Yes I know O’Rourke has not announced, but he likely will so be patient.)

I think that both Kirsten Gillibrand and Tulsa Gabbard are dead in the water, and though I like Julian Castro personally I just don’t find his candidacy in any way exciting. (He would make a solid VP choice, however.)

Now before anybody mentions Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden, keep in mind that if they enter the race the debate stage will look like the political version of “Bring your grampa to work day.”

Their time has passed, and I hope they both realize it before they embarrass themselves. 

Now it is still possible that the eventual Democratic nominee is not yet known to us, and that some charismatic upstart will stick a superhero landing in the political arena, ala Barack Obama, but is that is yet to be seen.

From what I see right now in front of us, it is a very strong possibility that our candidate will be a woman, which during a time of Women’s marches and the #MeToo movement would energize voters in a way that will frighten Republicans to their core.

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19 Comments

  1. Paul January 21, 2019 at 8:41 am

    As a Californian who lives in the SF area, I have always admired Senator Harris. Though I’ve never met her nor attended any of her campaign events, I have heard many times that if she is in a room, no matter who else is in that room, she will be the smartest one. Of the announced candidates, Senator Harris is my clear choice. However, if Oregon Senator Merkley runs, it would be difficult not to support him. In any case, it appears that the dems will have several excellent candidates to chose from. And I agree with Gryphen that neither Biden nor Sanders should run.

  2. anon January 21, 2019 at 8:58 am

    https://www.pbs.org/wnet/amanpour-and-company/video/lindy-west-why-womens-issues-are-considered-taboo-eyorqy/

    ” PEOPLE ARE DESPERATE TO SQUIRM OUT OF ACCOUNTABILITY.

    IT’S NOT EVEN A NEW PART OF THE SEXUAL ASSAULT DISCOURSE MODEL, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, EVEN JUST FOREVER.

    WHEN JUST ANYONE ACCUSES SOMEONE OF RAPE, DISCREDITING THE ACCUSER IS LIKE PART OF THE TRIAL.

    IT’S LIKE THE LAWYER’S JOB.”

  3. anonymous January 21, 2019 at 9:02 am

    https://www.pbs.org/wnet/amanpour-and-company/video/lindy-west-why-womens-issues-are-considered-taboo-eyorqy/

    ” PEOPLE ARE DESPERATE TO SQUIRM OUT OF ACCOUNTABILITY.

    IT’S NOT EVEN A NEW PART OF THE SEXUAL ASSAULT DISCOURSE MODEL, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, EVEN JUST FOREVER.

    WHEN JUST ANYONE ACCUSES SOMEONE OF RAPE, DISCREDITING THE ACCUSER IS LIKE PART OF THE TRIAL.

    IT’S LIKE THE LAWYER’S JOB.”

  4. Anonymous January 21, 2019 at 9:55 am

    At the risk of sounding rude, after GHWB’s memorial it’s about darned time. I have never seen so many age spots on ‘leaders,’ is it any wonder that we get the same ol’; same ol’ from the likes of these codgers. Also too, Republican women sound stupid because they are. There’s nothing more scary than an intelligent woman, just ask bimbo $arah Palin. They scare the crap out of her.

  5. anon January 21, 2019 at 10:22 am

    She isn’t walking around with a giant down syndrome pillow crammed under her shirt, or a drunken underage daughter banging out a harem of fatherless babies.

    So her chances are good. Great, actually.

    • Anonymous January 21, 2019 at 11:58 am

      WGE! WGE!

  6. AK Lynne January 21, 2019 at 10:25 am

    I hope she is on the ticket one way or another. I really like this woman.

  7. nanna January 21, 2019 at 11:13 am

    She’s a great prosecutor, she speaks well, she’s attractive. None of those are necessary qualities in a president. Look at her record of work in the US Senate in the short time she has been a politician. Zip. Instead she has been writing her autobiography and her policy platform. Not wanting to be Debbie Downer but I’m looking for accomplishment and experience in the next POTUS, I’m probably not looking for a pretty face of the right ethnicity and gender who has done nothing of note in her two years in politics.

    I have no particular desire for Elizabeth Warren either, she has stolen Bernie Sanders’ gig and that’ll be fun to watch down the track but Elizabeth Warren has given the country a great deal already and never asked to be a politician. Barack Obama caved to the Republicans who didn’t like her because she’s a smart accomplished woman and so was out of a job. Politics late in life was not her plan but she is indeed a fighter.

    I keep having this feeling that the next POTUS is just thinking about it at this stage.

  8. Anonymous January 21, 2019 at 11:36 am

    So we can expect “Cuckoo Kamala” from the turd? I hate to give him ideas.

    • nanna January 21, 2019 at 2:47 pm

      I’m sure they’ll think up something racist. They can’t help themselves.

  9. Anonymous January 21, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    I hate to say this. But if we could find a younger version of hillary clinton that would be nice. America lost out. That woman was a powerhouse. Thats why putin had her taken out of the presidency. She scares men from all walks of life. They knew things would get better if she had been our leader. I dont care what people say about that woman she had what it takes. The republican propoganda machine saw that 20 years ago and they worked hard to bring her down. I think donalds tabloid even said she was a lesbian. Haha. As if that would have affected her good leadership. Now we have a pussy grabbing, tax evading, treasonous, lying, grifter in the white house. America is changed forever. After putins interuption of our precious yet fragile democracy we may never fully recover if ever.

    • Anonymous January 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      What we need to do is get rid of the electoral college. PERIOD, and fat chance of that! She won by 3 million + votes. That being said, she thought she had it so in the bag that she really did not get out with the people, just courted rich donors. I don’t know where I’m going with this except to say that, like the Saints with that no call blatant interference call yesterday, robbed, and a media more than willing to ascend him into power because “Trump.” This has nothing to do with “We The People” anymore. Vote local, it ascends, they’ll probably come after that as well.

      • anon January 21, 2019 at 8:57 pm

        Electoral college was enacted when there was no infrastructure, in order to ensure representation for all. Now there is infrastructure, and we are all represented. So now it works against the people. The tool no longer is a living useful tool.

        Its a bit like asking where the cassette tape gets inserted into the iPhone. Let it go already.

  10. Anon January 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    OT-FYI “He held the remote control ‘like a pistol’ and yelled for an assistant to get the Republican leader on the phone,” Washington Post writer Philip Rucker said.

    “Paul, do you know why Democrats have been kicking your a** for decades? Because they know a little word called ‘loyalty,’” Trump told Ryan in the book. “Why do you think Nancy has held on this long? Have you seen her? She’s a disaster. Every time she opens her mouth another Republican gets elected. But they stick with her . . . Why can’t you be loyal to your president, Paul?””
    ““I remember being in Wisconsin and your own people were booing you,” Trump said to Ryan according to Sims. “You were out there dying like a dog, Paul. Like a dog! And what’d I do? I saved your a**.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/looking-like-a-dog-new-book-reveals-trumps-bashing-paul-ryan/

  11. $BM January 21, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/disgraced-fox-news-personality-bill-oreilly-says-kamala-harris-lost-vote-president-2020/

    Full steam ahead on 2020 – Kamala Harris announced she will run today. She denied Brett Kavanaugh due process in front of the nation, and in so doing has lost my vote. I could not imagine any American for somebody who does not believe in due process.

    • Beaglemom January 22, 2019 at 4:18 am

      Bill O’Reilly would never have voted for Kamala Harris or for any other Democratic candidate! He’s a right-wing Fox News nut!

      PS To Bill O’Reilly: Kavanaugh got “kid glove” treatment by the Republicans on the committee; Harris was one of the few senators there who challenged him. The Republicans handed him his position on the Supreme Court because he’s a conservative jerk like they are.

  12. PoopTown January 21, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    I don’t get involved until I go to my polling place in November of whichever year the election happens to fall in, then I just vote for whoever has the “D” after his or her name. At least for me, up until that point it’s all just noise. Being an Alaskan my vote is a lost cause anyway because our few electorals always go “R”, but at least I can say I made my voice heard.

  13. Maureen January 21, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Yay! Have appreciated her work skill from the first time I saw her. I realize it’s early, but I’m good with this!

  14. Anonymous January 26, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Harris was one of the first to jump on the bandwagon with Gillibrand to deny Al Franken his due process and call for his resignation. As a former prosecutor she of all people should have known better. She sacrificed Al Franken for the same reasons Gillibrand did: ambition.

    I will not vote for either one. Ever.

    I’d like to see Tammy Duckworth run.

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