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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:03 PM

On "Morning Joe," Kamala Harris was asked why she would want to be president

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WATCH: Scarborough asks Kamala Harris question that "doomed" Ted Kennedy’s presidential run: "Why would you want to be president?" http://hill.cm/4pfkqFj



____Speaking on "Morning Joe," Kamala Harris was asked by the co-host why she wants to be president...

Harris responded by saying the country is looking for vision and leadership.

"Because I believe our country wants and needs leadership that provides a vision of the future of our country in which everyone can see themselves," Harris told Scarborough.

"So let's start from that, and then think about what we need to do to speak to all of the people of our country, to ensure that we see them, to understand we don't need to accept false choices in terms of how we approach public policy," she added. "I'm a career prosecutor. I've spent my entire life, almost, focused on public safety."

"We can do that and also focus on issues like what we need to do to build a healthy economy," Harris said.


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Reply On "Morning Joe," Kamala Harris was asked why she would want to be president (Original post)
bigtree Jan 11 OP
chimpymustgo Jan 11 #1
bigtree Jan 11 #2
WeekiWater Jan 11 #7
Submariner Jan 11 #3
bigtree Jan 11 #5
crazytown Jan 11 #18
Honeycombe8 Jan 11 #21
Victor_c3 Jan 11 #10
PeeJ52 Jan 11 #25
Wellstone ruled Jan 11 #4
bigtree Jan 11 #8
chimpymustgo Jan 11 #28
Wellstone ruled Jan 11 #29
chimpymustgo Jan 11 #30
Wellstone ruled Jan 11 #31
chimpymustgo Jan 11 #32
bullwinkle428 Jan 11 #6
MFGsunny Jan 11 #9
TeamPooka Jan 11 #11
demigoddess Jan 11 #12
flibbitygiblets Jan 11 #13
NastyRiffraff Jan 11 #14
Honeycombe8 Jan 11 #20
bigtree Jan 11 #15
NastyRiffraff Jan 11 #22
crazytown Jan 11 #16
NBachers Jan 11 #17
Honeycombe8 Jan 11 #19
erronis Jan 11 #23
angrychair Jan 11 #24
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 11 #26
bigtree Jan 11 #27
misanthrope Jan 11 #33
bigtree Jan 11 #34
ecstatic Jan 11 #35
bigtree Jan 12 #36

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:18 PM

1. She was really good. Knowledgeable, conversational, cheerful. I think she's the one!

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Response to chimpymustgo (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:25 PM

2. it was a great view of the senator

...she's hitting her stride after a string of appearances.

I like the way she makes complicated issues conversational.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:55 PM

7. This part is huge.

"I like the way she makes complicated issues conversational."

One of my favorite politicians, John Kerry, struggled mightily at that.

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Response to chimpymustgo (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:30 PM

3. But was she likeable, and does she have

a hidden dance video soon to be exposed by opposition research? A sure fire campaign ender!!11!

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Response to Submariner (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:40 PM

5. you asked

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Response to bigtree (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:14 PM

18. Oh noes

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Response to Submariner (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:20 PM

21. She does seem to be likable. So she has that going for her.

It IS important to the public that they like the candidate. No matter what some say, the people decide for themselves what is and is not important. History tells us that voters liking a candidate removes a hurdle, at worst, and makes a voter inclined to vote for the person, at best.

You either got it or you don't. It can't be faked. Obama, Bill Clinton, Reagan, even GWB, were extremely likable.

Republicans fall in line. Democrats fall in love, they say.

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Response to chimpymustgo (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:38 PM

10. I've been rolling my eyes at all of the presidential candidate posts

I haven’t seen a name that really got me excited yet, until today. Kamala Harris has me excited.

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Response to chimpymustgo (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:54 PM

25. What's she like to have a beer with?

... and does she buy the first round?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:37 PM

4. She is the real deal.

Did a meet and greet here in Vegas with her and Congressman Horsfort. We were set up for fifty people and ended up with well over three hundred or more and Ms Harris was scheduled for 30 minutes and stayed until everyone's questions were answered. I think it was almost two hours and then she did two or three TV interviews after,only one showed up being aired. Only the CBS affiliate ran the interview and it was chopped up from 20 minutes to maybe 30 seconds. The two Sinclair owned stations ran a negative commentary about Harris.

Watch the Media create a negative image narrative. They are doing it with Warren and AOC.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:17 PM

8. it's that kind of campaigning that counters the negativity

...Warren and AOC are both dancing around the nonsense thrown their way.

It's not a fluke that the attacks are well out of step where most Americans live and reason. This republican party is an anachronism, and their stubborn refusal to separate from Trump has mired them in everything the president is being assailed for.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC
To quote Alan Moore: “None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with YOU. You're locked up in here with ME.” 🤣
11:17 AM - 11 Jan 2019

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:21 PM

28. I could really see volunteering for her! She would lead our country out of this crazy, awful

sinkhole Trump his put us in.

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Response to chimpymustgo (Reply #28)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:26 PM

29. Here in Nevada,

her name will be put forward at our next Democratic State Convention unless we do Caucus method again,and at that time our Precinct Chair and I will put her name as a Candidate. BTW,Ms.Harris knows we are going to do this.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #29)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:37 PM

30. How exciting! I expect to do volunteer work in VA and NC.

I think she can win both states!

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Response to chimpymustgo (Reply #30)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:41 PM

31. Here is something

after 56 years ,my Spouse said today she wants to join me as a Volunteer in the next Dem Campaign Season. Blew me away,Granny is going to get involved. Finally things happening in our Country got to her and she said,enough,sign me up.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #31)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:47 PM

32. Love it! I hope you enjoy it, and share your experiences here!

I'm feeling hopeful and excited again - it's a good feeling.

Now it we could just get this scum out of the WH ASAP - (impeachment?) . Okay a girl can dream.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:51 PM

6. K&R. Looking forward to seeing her make some appearances in Iowa.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:23 PM

9. K & R - you go, girl!

THAT'S what competent, fearless leadership looks like.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:50 PM

11. Get on the train, folks. We're building up speed.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:57 PM

12. to do better than trump, why else?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:02 PM

13. So has she announced? Was she asked if she's running?

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:07 PM

14. She has announced

Yesterday or the day before. Recently, anyway.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:16 PM

20. She did? I hadn't heard. I saw her on The View...

and she said she hadn't decided yet.

I thought she might. Looks like she's prepared, so that's good.

And yes, ALL people in the country need a President. Not just 30% of them.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:08 PM

15. not yet

...that's why the question is framed so weird.

But reports came yesterday from several sources...

Sen. Kamala Harris has decided to run for president in 2020 and will announce her candidacy on or around Martin Luther King Jr. Day, probably at a campaign rally in Oakland, sources close to the freshman senator from California tell KCBS Radio.
https://kcbsradio.radio.com/blogs/doug-sovern/harris-ready-enter-race-president-sources-say

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Response to bigtree (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:23 PM

22. You're right, she hasn't quite announced yet

I was wrong. All reports point that she will, but we'll have to wait for the official announcement.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:09 PM

16. Wow

A leader who will carry the people with her. Magnificent.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:14 PM

17. Great interview- Thanks for posting this. Run Kamala Run! Sorry, Berners

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:15 PM

19. Good answer. She's prepared.

Everyone running for President should be able to answer that question. She hasn't even decided yet whether to run.

I think she will.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:44 PM

23. Good segment by Rick Tyler (MSNBC) at 25:00 on (R)s dealing with dump's lies.

I loved the segment with Sen. Harris.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:49 PM

24. Senator Harris is our best candidate for 2020

No ifs. No ands. No buts.

She has none of the history or controversies of many others.
She is well respected and has been a no-nonsense, no-drama Senator.

She checks all the boxes with no serious issues to speak about.

Intelligence. Charisma. Backbone. A stalwart, life-long progressive Democrat.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:00 PM

26. here's an offer...for mitch..

7 years of prison instead of life or worse. We know ya did it.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:18 PM

27. kick

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:06 PM

33. "I can tell you, Joe if you can tell me why you want to look like Gumby."

He's a Trump enabler. Screw him.

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #33)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:17 PM

34. watch the interview

...it's not about Joe.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:19 PM

35. I would be so proud and happy if she ran and won.

Just worried if she can win, to be honest.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #35)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:10 AM

36. watch this space

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