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Kamala Harris – The lady, the leader: Impact she can have on the November elections as Biden’s VP nominee

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Joe Biden, Democratic Presidential candidate for the November elections has finally chosen his running mate for Vice-President – Kamala Harris. The choice, according to experts, is the most logical and smart one and a definite welcome from supporters and Democrats all over.

Harris was Biden’s running mate as a front-runner pretty much since the Presidential candidate announced in March, who was presumptive democratic nominee then, that he would pick a woman to be his running mate on the ticket.

A safe and practical pick, Harris is the likely heir to the Democratic Party. This was also the probable reason that past months saw many candidate alternatives being pushed forward in an attempt to knock Harris down a pointer. But the fact that Kamala Harris can be the driving force behind Biden winning the White House cannot be denied. The strengths she brings to the ticket is unmatched.

Who is Kamala Harris – A Background

The 55-year old biracial California Democrat was born in Oakland, California to immigrant parents, Indian mother and Jamaican father. She was raised by her mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris, a cancer researcher and civil rights activist post parents’ divorce in Oakland. Harris is close to her Indian heritage as well as she is assimilation of the black culture of Oakland where she grew. However she identifies herself as an American.

After her college at Howard University, Harris earned her law degree at University of California, Hastings. Post that she began her career at Alameda County District Attorney’s office. In 2003 she became DA for San Francisco. She was elected as Attorney General of California, the first woman and first black person to do so. In 2017, Harris gained position in Democratic Party as she became California’s junior US senator.

Harris launched her candidacy for Presidentship in beginning of 2019 for 2020 elections. But in December 2019 it slowed down and Harris eventually withdrew her candidacy. In March, she endorsed Biden and said she would do “everything in my power to help elect him the next President of the United States.”

What she brings to the table!

Kamala Harris is known for her attacking stance. The traditional role of a VP is to tear down the opposition and go down and dirty. While the one on top of ticket, the Presidential nominee is who takes the high road rhetorically, it is the VP who has to put on brass knuckles against the opposition. With Harris now on the ticket with Biden as his VP nominee, she will come in with all blazing guns and gusto against the opposition.

Harris shows why she was chosen in the first campaign with Biden

A day after Joe Biden picked his announcement of Kamala Harris as his running mate, the duo held their first campaign event together. On Wednesday she showed and proved why she very much deserved to be on that ticket with Biden.

Harris attacked US President Donald Trump going past his sexist remarks against her as “mean” and “nasty”. The VP nominee shredded Trump’s track record in White House with gliding agility from her experience as lawyer in courtroom. She also delivered random notes of hope and gave those smiles that are expected from female politicians.

At the event in Wilmington, Delaware, Harris said, “The President’s mismanagement of the pandemic has plunged us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and we’re experiencing a moral reckoning with racism and systemic injustice that has brought a new coalition of conscience to the streets of our country demanding change.”

The first public performance showed clearly that Harris would be the formidable adversary for Trump and Mike Pence come November elections. She offers the desired contrast with Joe Biden that’s required for the balance in office.

In her speech at event of Wednesday, Harris didn’t shy away from making a contrast at Trump who called the casualties to pandemic in US as “It is what it is” to Biden’s qualities as that of “empathy, his compassion, his sense of duty”.

Inclusion of California Senator Kamala Harris on the VP ticket as running mate for Joe Biden for November elections is what the diverse American people were waiting for – the hopeful change that can steer the way of country and world in November elections.

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