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Old 10-22-2018, 10:41 AM
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I'm a huge fan of Kamala Harris, ever since I heard some interviews of her when she was running for Attorney General. She has what it takes to be president. In an ideal world, after being elected senator twice, she'd run for president in 2024 at the end of Hillary's terms.

But we're not in that world. She should definitely run for president in 2020. She's been twice elected to statewide office in the most populous state. She has executive and legislative experience. She's not beholden to any wing of the Democratic party, which means she can unite that party. Republicans will complain about any Democratic candidate; Democrats should pay them no heed.

Even if she doesn't win the primary, a good showing will get her the vice presidential slot, or set up a future presidential run. Democrats will be wasting her talents in the Senate, but I'll be happy to keep returning her there.