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Senator Kamala Harris has announced her bid to run for President. In your opinion, does she have a chance?

Asked by chyna (42531points) 3 weeks ago from iPhone

She is running on the Democratic ticket and is a Senator from California. She was a big presence in the Kavanaugh hearings. Does she have a good chance of at least winning the Democratic nomination?

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notnotnotnot's avatar

I wouldn’t vote for her.

elbanditoroso's avatar

No. But honestly, it is WAY TOO EARLY to be even thinking about it.

gondwanalon's avatar

No chance whatsoever. She would have to beat Hilary Clinton in the primary election. That ain’t happening.

kritiper's avatar

It doesn’t matter if she has a chance since she isn’t the nominee yet.

rockfan's avatar

“No chance whatsoever. She would have to beat Hilary Clinton in the primary election. That ain’t happening.”

@gondwanalon Are you insinuating that Hillary Clinton has a chance of winning? That is laughable.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Hillary won’t run. I think she has had enough of the whole political game. She doesn’t need the abuse.

rockfan's avatar

Also, I’d never vote for Kamala Harris. She had the chance to prosecute Steve Mnuchin, but didn’t. Later, Steve Mnuchin donated money to her campaign.

Irukandji's avatar

@rockfan Harris did not have the chance to prosecute Mnuchin or his bank. Federal preemption laws prevent state attorneys general from prosecuting, or even investigating, federally chartered bank. She still needs to answer for the money, though.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I don’t know. I didn’t think Obama had a chance the first time he ran because I’d never heard of him and he had a funny name.

rockfan's avatar

Harris’s office declined to file a civil enforcement action against the bank, despite widespread evidence.

Irukandji's avatar

@rockfan I know. Did I say otherwise? I’m pretty sure I didn’t. What I said was that federal law prevents her from prosecuting Mnuchin or his bank. What her office did instead was make their case in public. While a lot of the general facts were known, her office gathered all of the publicly available documents and publicized them (making what happened easier to discover and much more widely known than it had been previously).

The fact that Harris didn’t violate federal law while she was Attorney General of California does not on its own seem strange or disqualifying. That’s why I think the real question is what she has to say about taking money from Mnuchin after the fact (especially such a paltry amount). If she doesn’t have an answer for that, then we ought to be suspicious.

gondwanalon's avatar

@rockfan Yes you are right. Hilary is a joke. But look who beat everyone in the last Presidential election. HA!

Demosthenes's avatar

No, I don’t think she has a chance. I think the nominee will be more of a moderate.

mazingerz88's avatar

Too early to guess for me. I could say she has no chance but that just might be simply underestimating her.

JLeslie's avatar

I think she has a chance, but I doubt it would be her in the end. It depends who else runs, how the media covers her, and so many other things that it’s almost impossible to predict these things, Especially, this far out.

filmfann's avatar

I like Kamala, and hope she does well. When I was working, my company was forced by her to make changes that were the right things to do.
She had my company by the balls, and forced a great solution, rather than cripple us financially.
I also liked her at the Kavanaugh hearings. I don’t know anything about the Mnuchin scandal.
I am reminded, however, of Shirley Chisholm, who ran for President in 1972, and said she had more opposition to her candidacy because she was a woman than because she was black.

gorillapaws's avatar

If it was between Harris, Trump and Jill Stein, I’d vote for Stein… again. I am not alone.

I judge these candidates by their enemies. The ones that Wall Street, Big Pharma, health insurance companies, defense contractors, private prisons, etc. hates the most have the most credibility. Harris is a “fauxgressive.” She’ll say the right things and then once the general happens she’ll tack hard right and reveal her hand as centrist, just like Beto.

notnotnotnot's avatar

Additionally, she was a goddamn prosecutor. And her record wasn’t pretty. There is a reason she has so many enemies on the left and trans community. Her record should matter for something.

ucme's avatar

I was just about to ask who the hell she is when the story popped up on the news show i’m kinda watching, she seems charismatic, which, in itself, is a definite positive.
The news guy introducing the piece said she was black, a woman & not Hillary appearing to suggest she may be just what the Democrats have been waiting for, but what the hell does he know right?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Kamala is black? I checked. No, she’s Tamil Indian and Jamaican. I would have seen Native American if I had to pick something other than white. I don’t know what difference it makes though.

rockfan's avatar


Personally, I consider Kamala Harris a moderate, when compared to other progressives like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. But I think she’s more liberal than Hillary Clinton and Cory Booker.

filmfann's avatar

Kamala’s father is Jamaican. That probably indicates black heritage.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I said she was Jamacian and Tamil Indian. But she doesn’t look black. She looks Indian. I actually didn’t even think of her ethnic heritage one way or the other until @ucme brought it up.

ucme's avatar

Haha, as usual @Dutchess_III you pour yourself over a thread & mostly get shit wrong.
I only posted what the guy on the news himself said while you went & checked her ethnic origin. So actually it was you who brought it up as a point of discussion, get it right woman.

Jeruba's avatar

A chance? Yes. More than ever, it seems to be true that anyone can run for president. You don’t need qualifications. You don’t need experience. You don’t need character. All it takes, apparently, is money, and other people’s will do nicely. So she has a chance. So do you, if you’re a natural born citizen of the United States, a resident for 14 years, and 35 years of age or older.

I personally would rather have the cashier who rang up my purchases at Target last week than the vicious ignoramus we have now. At least she would know she needs to listen to guidance and advice, would be able to speak to people courteously, and would expect to put in a full week’s work for a week’s pay.

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