Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams may bypass a Senate run in 2020 and gun straight for the White House, announcing to supporters that she is seriously considering running for President.
Abrams contradicted her own assessment at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas, on Monday, when she indicated the earliest she would run is 2028.
“In the spreadsheet with all the jobs I wanted to do, 2028 would be the earliest I would be ready to stand for president because I would have done the work I thought necessary to be effective at that job,” Abrams said.
Later in the day, Abrams tweeted that “2020 is definitely on the table.”
On the heels of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat, and a party currently cheering for Beto O’Rourke to pull them out of the Trump blues, Abrams, who lost her gubernatorial race in Georgia during the midterms, would make an excellent addition to a tradition of offering up electoral losers as the face of the Democrats.
In #LeadFromTheOutside, I explore how to be intentional about plans, but flexible enough to adapt. 20 years ago, I never thought I’d be ready to run for POTUS before 2028. But life comes at you fast – as I shared in Q&A w @Yamiche at @sxsw. Now 2020 is definitely on the table…
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) March 11, 2019
What Her Campaign Might Look Like
Townhall columnist Beth Baumann said Abrams speech “came off as selfish and rather narcissistic” adding that her stories and statements were “bizarre” and “based on lies.”
Shortly after that, she was featured in a celebratory photo of her speech with another 2020 candidate, Kamala Harris. The photo included a possible opioid addict passed out on a bench in the background.
Are you guys gonna address the opioid crisis — in your picture?
— Debra Heine (@NiceDeb) February 2, 2019
Additionally, Abrams, like many in her party, fully supports allowing illegal immigrants to vote in elections. We can bank on her appealing to that demographic, no doubt.
Brian Kilmeade gets incredulous about Stacey Abrams and Bill de Blasio each promoting the idea of granting non-citizens the right to vote in local elections. “Where do we come in as Americans?” pic.twitter.com/01NDR08bL3
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) January 14, 2019
What Her Defeat Might Look Like
Following her loss in 2018, Abrams refused to call Georgia governor Brian Kemp’s tenure “legitimate” and continually claimed he won due to widespread “voter suppression.”
President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was mostly non-partisan and focused on unity.
Stacey Abrams’ response is nothing but partisan and she’s still whining that she lost a free and fair election.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 6, 2019
Fox News reports that Abrams “would face withering attacks from Republicans accusing her of being, in essence, a sore loser.”
Isn’t that the Democrat party in a nutshell since 2016?
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