Joe Biden maybe the leader in the polls…..
(Biden can’t make up his mind still?)
Bernie Sanders maybe polling in second….
(The guy is finally gonna run as a Democrat?)
If things keep going like they have in the last few weeks?
She’s gonna catch the two other guys…
She seems to have the ‘right stuff’….
And she is 180 degrees different than Hillary Clinton….
Even if still has some detailed answers missing….
Kamala is here. The news spread quickly on Friday evening through the lobby of a downtown Des Moines hotel, where out-of-town progressives attending a political training and Iowans there for a construction-related gathering were having drinks. Heads turned, as toward a Hollywood star. Because a celebrity was in their midst, walking toward the elevator banks. The following morning, she was spotted in the hotel gym at around 6 a.m., reportedly working out on a stair machine. The exercise regimen, positively Obama-esque, was also the subject of much talk.
Kamala is, of course, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, the closest thing the Democratic presidential primary has to a frontrunner. Nor are the Obama similarities confined merely to an apparent attention to physical fitness. She is, like former President Barack Obama, biracial, the daughter of academics from India and Jamaica. Like him, she served for about two years in the U.S. Senate before declaring for the presidency. And her celebrity, like his, is such that many refer to her simply on a first-name basis.
A weekend swing through the Des Moines area — in preparation for next year’s Iowa caucuses, now a mere 11 months away — highlighted Harris’s strengths and weaknesses as a candidate. Comfortable in crowds, she is capable of soaring rhetoric, even if that rhetoric is perhaps not quite of the same caliber as that which Obama displayed in 2008. But in more intimate settings, she sometimes avoided specifics, leaving some Iowans unsatisfied….
“What she said connected with the room full of Democrats,” said Kevin Heisler, who came to the rally with his wife. “The answers that she gave were great for the audience she had, including me.” But like a number of other potential voters who spoke to Yahoo News, Heisler said he was not ready to proclaim Harris his favorite, an understandable hesitation considering that the Iowa caucuses are to take place in early February 2020…..
image….Sen. Kamala Harris in Ames, Iowa…..Charlie Neibergall/AP