Perhaps it is just me being my cynical self but I smell something fishy here.
It appears as if Kamala Harris is being foisted on us by the establishment.
Yesterday I posted a comment about Jim Clyburn remaining neutral with regards to the South Carolina primary.
Today that article was updated with this little ditty.
“The last time I did get involved, late, on behalf of Hillary,” he recalled. “This time, if I get involved, it will be late. Publicly involved. But my family will know what I’m doing.”
From this article I now see this.
Harris has made it a point to stay connected to her sorority throughout her political rise. She speaks regularly with her line sisters, many of whom attended her book event this month in Washington and greeted her with the sorority’s traditional “skee-wee.” The senator also attended the AKA Boule, a biennial summer conference, last year in Texas.
“That will play in this election, no question about it. I think that people ought to really be aware that that’s a very, very important aspect here in the black community,” House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), who will attend the gala with his wife, said of the black Greek ties. Clyburn is a member of the black fraternity Omega Psi Phi.
It is a foregone conclusion that South Carolina will go Republican in any Presidential election yet we are led to believe this crock.
This coming from a past Clinton supporter who was quoted in the Politico articles.
Last week’s poll of Iowa voters had everyone on the right, left and center going bananas about the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, with talk of new front runners emerging and one-time favorites sinking.
But while an Iowa poll is indeed a great conversational starter, and good fodder for political warriors online, the reality is that Iowa will not decide who takes on Trump in 2020. Instead, the road to heaven, and to that temporary public housing unit at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, runs through God’s Country: South Carolina.
If you plan on being president come 2021, you need to realize a simple fact as soon as possible: whoever wins South Carolina will not only likely be our Democratic Nominee, but also has a very strong chance of being the 46th President.
That’s because one of the core ingredients to being a winning Democratic candidate is winning the most loyal voting bloc in the party: the African-American vote. It’s no secret that South Carolina’s “First in the South” status is key in that regard. Roughly 60% of the voters who will cast their vote in its Democratic primary will be African American, and when you look at the states that follow, a number of them reflect similar voting demographics.
History has taught us that you can win the nomination while losing in Iowa and competing well in other early states, because the battleground, the true battleground, is in the Palmetto State.
One additional bit of information.
Washington (CNN)Fresh off Sen. Kamala Harris’ announcement that she is running for the White House in 2020, the California Democrat heads to Iowa next Monday to face questions from the state’s influential voters at a town hall hosted by CNN’s Jake Tapper.
The CNN town hall at Drake University in Des Moines — which will air at 10 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CT and 7 p.m. PT — will offer Harris her first chance to connect with Iowa’s Democratic caucus-goers after her debut as a 2020 contender. She received a heroes’ welcome from women in the Hawkeye State last fall when she campaigned for down-ballot female candidates in a tour that took her across the state.
None of the other candidates who have announced their presidential ambitions were given a similar opportunity.
Now that I got this off of my chest comments with regards to this are welcome.