Kamala Harris Says She Will Make a Decision About 2020 ‘Soon’

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) further teased her 2020 presidential run announcement on Tuesday, almost joining what is looking to be a large and competitive Democratic primary.

“I’m pleased to announce on ‘The View’ that I’m not ready to make my announcement yet,” Harris teased on “The View” on Tuesday afternoon.

Harris said the main reason she’s holding off on a decision is due to her family. Harris is married to lawyer Douglas Emhoff and is the stepmother to his two children.

“The whole family pays the price and goes through the process,” she explained. “[…] So we’ll make a decision, and we’ll make it soon.”

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But Harris has put out plenty of signs that a 2020 run is imminent. She recently published two books — one memoir and a children’s book. Her book tour starts Wednesday in Washington, D.C., and will make stops in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Her interview on “The View” on Tuesday is just one of many scheduled media appearances this week. According to Politico, she hit up “Good Morning America” and NPR on Tuesday as well and is set to appear on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Thursday.

Harris’ media blitz will end on Jan. 13, and in her home state of California no less. If she announces a run then, it will be two weeks after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced her presidential run. Warren is the biggest name officially in the game so far and already got a head start by doing a three-day tour in Iowa.

But many more Democrats are expected to follow Warren’s lead. Along with Harris, a couple of senators have their eye on the Oval Office, including Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke may throw their hats in the race as well.

As IJR Red reported last month, Harris is focusing on the fight with Trump.

“Let’s be honest,” she said on MSNBC. “It’s going to be ugly.”

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WellHungChad
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Run ! Klamidya! Run! At your bequeath, I’ll have bumper stickers made for all of your fans to post on their FRONT bumpers!!!

Screwtape
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Run, Kamallama, run. You’re a women of color, though Shmucktacus’s gayness and mental illness (T-Bone?) score more intersectional points.

Look at it this way. Being on the national stage will raise your visibility for future political ambitions. If at first you don’t succeed, there’s always the next time. q.v. Hillary

WellHungChad
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Before I vote for “her” I need to know if she’s “sis” or “trans”! After all, if she’s “sis”, “she” can’t possibly know what a difficult life a “trans-she” has to endure in order to be accepted in a binary-sexual world of Luddites who deny global warming!!!

Screwtape
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I’m pretty sure she’ll adapt her platform to cover all that.

Madison Dibble
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My guess is that the decision is made and she’s just waiting to find her moment. I think it will be a crowded field in 2020 for the Democrats, but she will likely be a front runner.

Rocky Drummond
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There is a classic line in “The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly” that covers this well. “Die Hard” didn’t do it quite the same.

https://youtu.be/JrYtD7gSWsI

Screwtape
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Shorter version. “Let’s do it.”–Gary Gilmore. (some question if this was the inspiration for Nike’s motto. I suspect it is. )

Screwtape
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I agree that the field will be vast and vastly entertaining.

Rocky Drummond
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Just like the 2016 Republican primary? That was fun. At the moment, only a couple of Democrats have committed to running, however.

The funny thing is only one survives, in the end. It doesn’t matter how many start. Lots will drop out before it is finally over. It’s a non-issue.

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