I can’t help myself- I am absolutely a fan of Stacey Abrams.
Unapologetically a fan.
I definitely hope that she runs in 2020. This country needs someone like her in political leadership in this country.
She has the way forward. Stop chasing after muthaphuckas who wouldn’t pour water on your if you were on fire. Get to YOUR voters – those that believe as you do and aren’t registered. Or, those who have been voter suppressed, and get them the right ID so that they can vote. Find YOUR voters. STOP chasing after those who are willing to follow every shiny object that the GOP throws into their path, determined to vote against their self-interest, cause, quite frankly, clinging to the Whiteness is the most important thing to them.
And make no mistake, that election was STOLEN from Stacey Abrams by a cheat. Hillary is absolutely right – Stacey should be the Governor right now.
Democrats need to be Democrats. Stand for what we stand for. Stand for it proudly. Go out and find OUR voters and FIGHT for their right to vote. There isn’t one phucking issue that the Republicans stand for that has any kind of merit. Not.A.One. We need to take it to them in 2020, and shove it down their throats. Our values, represented by the policies that we support, are humane and better. They stand for nothing but hatred and fear.
ATLANTA — Pick a strategy Democrats are considering ahead of 2020, and Stacey Abrams’s narrow loss in the Georgia governor’s race serves either as a blueprint or a warning sign.
Democrats are debating how much voting issues can swing an election, whether identity politics are energizing or polarizing, and if it is better to double down on politically engaged women, people of color and left-leaning voters or tack to the center. All of those played out in a fight that catapulted Ms. Abrams to national attention. The open question is what lesson to draw: that her strategy was more successful than any recent Democrat who ran statewide, or that it still was not enough to tug Georgia — and perhaps the country — into the blue column.
For Ms. Abrams, the answer is unequivocal: Her campaign turned out record numbers of black, Latino and Asian voters, and she also won a larger share of the white vote than President Barack Obama or scions of Georgia political royalty like Jason Carter and Michelle Nunn. She actively courted voters and highlighted issues central to an emerging demographic majority that proved elusive for Democrats in 2016.
“We recognized that we could center communities of color, marginalized communities, and talk about their needs without alienating the white community,” she said in a recent extended interview. “That’s been a false narrative that’s been part of politics, especially in the South, for a very long time.”
This, she argues, is a playbook Democrats should follow for 2020, whether or not she runs for president — a choice she is actively considering.
“I need women of color, particularly black women, to understand that our achievements should not be diminished,” she said, particularly that she came so close in a red state. She added, “Now I’m not saying I would be the best candidate, but I’m not going to dismiss it out of hand the way others do.”
ICAM, Ms. Abrams.