Stacey Abrams wants to be your next president

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  1. crosscreekcooter

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    Cory Booker blames 'mass voter suppression' for Abrams defeat in 2018

    2020 Democrat hopeful Sen. Cory Booker calls for a modern-day Voting Rights Act, citing the defeat of Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in 2018. Talk radio host Larry Elder reacts.

    "The View" co-host Sunny Hostin continued pushing the idea that former Vice President Joe Biden has an obligation to choose a black woman to serve as his running mate.

    "Do you think that not choosing a woman of color -- a black woman, actually -- is a slap in the face to the black, female voters who are credited with really reviving his candidacy?" Hostin asked Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams.

    The question came as Abrams touted herself as an "excellent" pick for vice president.
    “We need a ticket that reflects the diversity of America.”@staceyabrams says Joe Biden picking a woman of color as his running mate would signal “that we’re going to reach not just to certain segments of our community, but to the entire country.” https://abcn.ws/2XWT4cL


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    "I think Vice President Biden is going to make a smart choice, and I appreciate the fact that he has lifted up women as being a necessary partner in this," Abrams said, referring to Biden's pledge to pick a female running mate.

    "I would share your concern about not picking a woman of color because women of color, particularly black women, are the strongest part of the Democratic Party -- the most loyal, but that loyalty isn't simply how we vote, it's how we work," she added.

    "And if we want to signal that that work will continue, that we are going to reach not just to certain segments of our community, but to the entire country, then we need a ticket that reflects the diversity of America."
    Hostin previously argued that black women had "earned" a spot on Biden's ticket.

    "As a lot of people say, the VP pick is — it isn’t an incentive. It’s a thank you, and I think it should be a thank you to black women," she said last week.

    "I think black women are going to have to carry the load in this election like they always do. We are their strongest voting base, and half of black women live in states where I think they are going to obstruct the vote. I think there won’t be mail-in voting.

    "So, that means that black women are going to have to risk their lives during this pandemic to vote. They’re going to have to bring their sons and their brothers and their fathers and risk their lives to vote," HERE WE GO
    she argued, adding that Biden's campaign was pulled "out of the grave" due to African-American support in South Carolina.

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    "We’ve earned that spot with our loyalty for decades, and so in my view, he should pick a black woman."

    Hostin previously suggested Biden should choose Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., over Abrams given the latter's lack of political experience.

    "I think that Stacey Abrams, of course, is a good option although she hasn’t held office, and so that concerns me," Hostin said. "I think Kamala Harris is an excellent, excellent choice, but I think it should go to a black woman with experience."

    Abrams has held office, serving for years in Georgia's General Assembly.

    However, Abrams lost her gubernatorial bid in 2018. She later argued that her loss shouldn't define her as a politician.

    “I may not have won the office, but what I was able to earn for the causes I serve has been extraordinary, and beyond anything I could have imagined," she told Elle Magazine. "Apparently, I’m a really good loser."
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    So Abrams should be #2 right behind Biden only because she is black and a woman. Makes sense.
     
    • oxrageous

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      Good God, how embarrassing. The best person for the job is irrelevant, it has to be a certain demographic.
       
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        In another thread a related topic was that Andy Griffith didn’t support Ellie Walker for Mayberry Town Council. I was with Andy’s sentiment then and I’m with it now, though the context is slightly different :)

        Seriously though, like Florida with Gillum, Georgia IMO dodged a huge bullet when Abrams was defeated by a very narrow margin. As the article in the op might suggest, she is more bravado than tangible capability (Trump has the bravado, but his business experience was a large part of his appeal). The US doesn’t need a candidate because they feel they are owed that distinction or that it is simply their turn. To me, that’s about all Ms. Abrams has to stand on...that and her runner-up trophy from 2018.
         
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          Well at least we have narrowed down identify politics. There have been so many w/f vp’s that makes sence...
           
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          *****. Thats all
           
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          That’s the Dems for you...it’s all about “making history”....not being qualified....Obama, first black president....Hilary, first woman....it’s ridiculous....

          The irony is that it was the Republican Party who actually made history by electing an outsider non politician.....I guess the Dems are still feeling guilty all these years later we took their slaves from them
           
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            I wonder. How do you think the left would react if Biden chose a biological male, who identifies as a female (presumably for the campaign) as his running mate. Do you think they’d accept him/her/it?
             
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            Andy caved!!!
             
            • no1g8r

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              You left out another reason she should be picked. As she admitted, she is “a really good loser."
               
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                And obese
                 
                • crosscreekcooter

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                  In the unlikely event that Biden is successful, the not so well concealed elephant in the room is Joe's health. I can't imagine the DNC allowing this to gain any traction.
                   
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                    You can’t? Oh, they’ll do anything to get votes.
                     
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                    I didn’t! ;) And I’m not for selective enforcement either!

                    :)
                     
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                    So the Democratic field had women, a gay guy, a black guy, a communist, and they rallied around and old white guy that can’t remember what he had for breakfast, yet they demand and expect diversity because it’s what their party is all about.

                    But he’s going to exclude men from the VP slot off the bat, qualified need not apply.

                    He’s looking for a woman (preferably one that uses shampoo that smells good). At least he’s more up front about it than Bill was I guess
                     
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                      Democratic voter turnout in the election she lost was actually a nearly all time high. Voter suppression was not an issue, rather, just another excuse by the Dems for losing an election. Her shady financial background and $50,000+ IRS debt had a bigger impact than any imagined suppression issues.
                       
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                        Generally it’s the infrastructure behind the candidate that effectively runs the show. Trump has neutered some of it.
                         
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                          The corona will get her.
                           
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                          Yes it would! That's why I think Maxine Waters make the perfect running mate for a soon-to be octogenarian who is slipping into senility.

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                            She belongs on a depends commercial.
                             
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                              Joe has to be careful not to pick someone who is going to go all 25th Amendment on him as soon as he takes office and start forgetting where he is. The last thing you would call Stacey Abrams is a team player.
                               

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