World Comment: Vice Kamala Harris - a courageous choice

11:32  12 august  2020
11:32  12 august  2020 Source:   dw.com

Give Kamala Harris a Break

  Give Kamala Harris a Break In attacking her record on crime policy, critics ignore how politics actually works.Biden had previously vowed to choose a female running mate, and the typical vice-presidential pick is a senator or governor. Harris is the sole Black woman in either category. In one sense, therefore, she clearly benefits from the new political reality that the Black Lives Matter movement has created. But that new political reality has also amplified criticism from progressives. In yesterday’s New York Times, the reporters Danny Hakim, Stephanie Saul, and Richard A. Oppel Jr.

By choosing Senator Kamala Harris as America's next vice president he's underscored his own judgement and character,' Obama said in a statement. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham shared: 'Senator @ KamalaHarris will be a formidable opponent. She is smart, aggressive, and has fully

Senator Kamala Harris spent most of her career as a prosecutor and has been a reliable ally of the Democratic establishment.Credit Jenna Schoenefeld for The New York Former Vice President Joe Biden has finally announced his choice of a running mate: Senator Kamala Harris of California.

After much back and forth it is clear: Kamala Harris is the US Democrats’s vice-presidential candidate. In choosing Harris, Joe Biden made a risky but historic decision, says Carla Bleiker.

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Joe Biden's vice-presidential candidate has been discussed as heatedly in recent weeks as it was recently over the Democratic presidential candidates themselves. British bookmakers, who otherwise take bets on royal baby names, would have enjoyed the passionate guesswork. With Senator Kamala Harris , Biden and his advisors have now chosen a woman who was one of the hot favorites from the start.

The Kamala Coalition

  The Kamala Coalition It’s difficult to imagine Democrats nominating two white men for president and vice president ever again.By selecting Harris, Biden has positioned the Democratic Party for a profound generational and demographic transition, and he’s addressed the fundamental incongruity of his candidacy: the inherent strain of a nearly 78-year-old white man leading a political coalition that relies on big margins among young voters, people of color, and women.

Some will like Kamala Harris because she’s a woman. The fact that Biden began this process in March announcing he would be limiting his choice to those Americans with two X chromosomes, and then the added pressure for that already limited choice to be a person of color, makes Harris seem

Obama praised Biden’s choice of Harris , even citing it as proof that “By choosing Senator Kamala Harris as America’s next vice president, he’s underscored his own judgment and character.” Obama also praised Harris ’s identity and biography as a political strength. “Her own life story is one that I and

. @JoeBiden can unify the American people because he's spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he'll build an America that lives up to our ideals.

I'm honored to join him as our party's nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.

- Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 11, 2020

Controversial candidate

Harris is also a risky choice. The Senator from California, who ended her own presidential candidacy in December 2019, stood out during the primary debates, especially with her sharp attacks against Biden . Her criticism: Biden did not distance himself enough from former Senate colleagues who once supported racial segregation in the USA.

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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris host first campaign event: Live updates

  Joe Biden, Kamala Harris host first campaign event: Live updates It is the first public appearance of the duo since Biden picked Harris as his historic US running mate on Tuesday.The event is taking place at a high school in Biden's hometown of Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday, and the candidates are expected to lay out their vision for how to defeat US President Donald Trump and then lead the country through a pandemic, its economic fallout and a long-simmering reckoning with racism.

Kamala Harris (D-CA) for former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate, ex-President Barack Obama released a statement lauding the choice . "Joe Biden nailed this decision. By choosing Senator Kamala Harris as America’s next vice president, he's underscored his own judgment and

Kamala Harris , who was chosen by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to be his running mate. Palin included a picture of her with In addition to her warnings Tuesday, Palin provided Harris - a sitting U.S. senator who ran for president earlier in the cycle - with some 'fun terms' she'd learn on

It is not all that unusual that a pre-election opponent becomes a "running mate". But: Harris offers political opponents a lot of attack surface through their previous career. During her time as California's attorney general, she was too brutal and not always fair in the fight against crime, according to her critics. Even during her own presidential candidacy, she was accused of having failed to adequately investigate some cases in which black people were shot dead by police.

That makes them a risk to Biden. After all, it is not just Donald Trump's campaign team who will pounce on Harris's past. Even liberal Democrats at the left end of the party spectrum, with whom Biden is already in a difficult position, do not like to see Harris later trying to portray a "progressive lawyer".

Bei den Debatten der demokratischen Präsidentschaftskandidaten gingen sich Biden und Harris noch scharf an © picture-alliance / AP Photo / P. Sancya In the debates of the Democratic presidential candidates, Biden and Harris took on each other sharply

Kamala Harris takes aim at Trump in first speech as Biden's running mate

  Kamala Harris takes aim at Trump in first speech as Biden's running mate Kamala Harris said Donald Trump "cares more about himself than the people who elected him" in her first appearance as Joe Biden's running mate.The Democratic candidate for vice president criticised President Trump's handling of the economy and the coronavirus pandemic in her speech in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday.

Peebles: Kamala Harris was the best choice for Biden. The Peebles Corporation president Don Peebles Today, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden , announced that his vice -presidential pick is Sen. Ultimately though, Harris was the smart choice and the right choice

California Senator Kamala Harris will be joining him on the ticket. The presumptive Democratic candidate announced his VP running mate Tuesday, and the choice is historic. Biden appeared to signal Harris as his running mate back in July, when a reporter got a peek at his cheat sheet during a

Historical decision

Nevertheless: The decision for Harris was a smart move by Biden. Harris is a charismatic speaker who can sweep audiences and generate much-needed excitement among the Democratic electorate. And she is the first black candidate for the office of vice-president of one of the two big parties. A historic moment for a country in which racism and the systematic disadvantage of black Americans are currently the dominant issues. Of course, Biden also hopes to win over even more black voters.

It is considered likely that due to his old age, Biden would only rule the White House for one term and then clear the way for his Vice President. Kamala Harris could then become the first woman president of the United States. But that is still a long way off. Now the first thing for the Biden-Harris team is to win the election in November.

Author: Carla Bleiker (Washington)

Donald Trump says he won't pursue Kamala Harris birther conspiracy .
President Donald Trump announced Saturday he will 'not be pursuing' baseless claims that Sen. Kamala Harris is ineligible to run for vice president.Trump clarified on Saturday his presidential campaign won’t advance a new 'birtherism' theory, after he repeatedly questioned President Barack Obama's place of birth, which was Hawaii.

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