A former campaign embed and Harris presidential campaign staffers circulated the story of the campaign stop at a New Hampshire farm when Harris discovered she had forgotten to bring her Chucks, but the ground was too muddy to move comfortably in heels. A staffer pulled off her own Converses and gave them to Harris, who wore them through the event, then signed them later as a thank you. … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris goes viral – for her shoe choice
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She continued with a reference to polling tests in the Jim Crow era designed to keep Black people from voting: “From the days of asking how many jelly beans are in that jar ... I think the answer is very clear — because they know when we vote, things change. And therein lies our power, which we should never let anyone take from us.” … [Read more...] about For Kamala Harris, pandemic campaign trail is Zoom stumping and elbow bumping
“[Harris’s] likability factor doesn’t seem to be particularly high,” Schweizer estimated. “I think that’s one of the reasons why she is scarce in the campaign. … From the standpoint of Democrats, it’s a very poor strategy. Voters expect you to go out and earn their votes, and and if you’re not going to work for it, it’s hard to attract people.” … [Read more...] about Peter Schweizer: The Biden Campaign Is Hiding Kamala Harris–Here’s Why
It's not that Kamala Harris hadn't discussed her Black racial identity before. She is a proud Black woman. And like Tiger Woods, Meghan Markle, and, of course, Barack Obama, Harris has come to expect lines of inquiry that necessitate such acts of racial self-disclosure. But Harris's DNC remarks felt like a calculated corrective to a 2019 interview in which she claimed that Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and Cardi B were her favorite artists. What was perhaps merely an ill-prepared response to a softball question became a cringe-worthy meme in which Harris's grasp of hip-hop came across as slippery and her authenticity was called into question. Harris's defenders complained that her "blackness" was being unfairly challenged and critiqued while snickering pundits accused Harris of lying and "playing up parts of her identity to impress Black voters." Before announcing her presidential run, Harris had spoken much more convincingly of her love for Stevie Wonder, Bootsy Collins, and Aretha Franklin. But … [Read more...] about Does Kamala Harris’s music matter?
She continued, “We’re going to rebuild that economy through President Trump’s America First agenda, and I just think it’s ludicrous because their whole platform is about destroying jobs, raising taxes. Green New Deal would wipe out our energy independence and our energy jobs. They would create the slowest recovery in history. Even slower than the Biden-Obama recovery in 2009 and 2009.” … [Read more...] about Loeffler: ‘Kamala Harris and Joe Biden Don’t Know the First Thing About Creating Jobs’