Former presidential candidate Stacey Abrams, Georgia, says she is “honored” to be the Democratic candidate for vice president and sees herself “absolutely” on president’s day
- Abrams makes the statement on ABC’s ‘The View’
- She lost her race against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp 51 to 49
- Said she would be ‘honored’ to walk with the nominee
- Said she wants to hold the presidency ‘someday’
- Explanation comes after African-American candidates dropped out and leading contenders said that diversity will be a priority on the ticket
Stacey Abrams openly claims that she wants to follow the Democratic ticket as the party’s vice-presidential candidate – and says she wants to become “absolute” president.
The former Georgia governor candidate, who lost her 2018 bid by 50-49 percent, told hosts of ABCs “The View,” she would be “honored” to be on the ticket and say it would be a “bad service” for women and minorities to accuse disinterest.
She said it would be a “bad service” for minorities and women to say otherwise.
“The first time I was here, I was asked as V.P. to run. during the primary, “she said during the show on Monday,” and I, apparently famous, said “No,” because you don’t run second in a primary. “
Former presidential candidate Stacey Abrams, Georgia, says she wants to become an “absolute” president
“However, I don’t get that question from people that often, and the answer, of course, is that I would feel honored to be a vice-president with the candidate,” she said.
Abrams said it would be “very annoying for me to say that out loud because no one asked me.” She spoke after candidates in the cut-off presidential field put a premium on putting gender or racial balance on the ticket – at a time when the party might also have an ideological gap between progressives and centrists.
“What I want people to understand is that the problem, as a woman of color, especially as a black woman, is an unusual position to be in,” she continued.
“It would be a bad service to any woman of color, any woman of ambition, any child who wants to think beyond their known space for me to say” No “or pretend,” Oh no, I don’t want it. “”
Abrams says she would be “honored” to be elected as vice-presidential candidate
She said it would be a “bad service” for minorities and women to hide her views
She made her remarks about ABC’s ‘The View’
Abrams was narrowly defeated in her run for the Georgian government in 2018
After several women and minority candidates drop out, prominent white male Democratic contenders may decide to choose a woman, a minority or someone with a different ideological streak as their running partner
She acknowledged: ‘Of course I want it. Of course I want to serve America. Of course I want to be a patriot and do this work, so I say “Yes.” “
She replied, “Oh absolutely,” when fellow host Whippie Goldberg asked if she could see herself looking for president – despite traditional political norms that encourage candidates to be reluctant.
“If someone starts in the mail room and says,” I want to be CEO, “we never say,” Oh my god, that is too much ambition, “she said. “Why wouldn’t we want someone to have the power to solve the problems and brokenness we have? I want to do the right thing and there is no stronger platform than the President of the United States and that is a position I want to maintain someday, “she concluded.
Former vice president Joe Biden said last month before coming to disappointing fourth place in Iowa that he would consider putting Abrams on the ticket.
“There are at least nine women I can think of who are fully capable of becoming president,” he said at the time. Biden continues to pollinate well in South Carolina, thanks in part to the strong support of black voters there. Former New York mayor, Mike Bloomberg, who has won nationwide polls, faces criticism of earlier support for stop-and-fouk policies and allegedly promoting a hostile work environment for women in his company.