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Stacey Abrams Would Totally Be Joe Biden’s Running Mate & She Fiercely Defends Her Political Ambitions

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Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams she would step up to the plate in becoming Joe Biden’s running mate if asked and she fiercely defends her political ambitions in an interview with ELLE magazine. More inside…



A black, female vice president? One who’s all about the people and putting policies in place for the betterment of the country? Bring us the ballot! Well, if we trusted America to give a fabulous black woman like Stacy the respect they deserve.

Joe Biden is the Democratic nominee that will go up against Trump for the 2020 presidential election. But who will be his running mate? He hasn’t made that decision just yet, but tons of people would love for Joe to pick someone like former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

And if Joe calls her up with the opportunity, she will gladly accept. In an interview with ELLE magazine, Stacey revealed she would be honored to be Joe’s running mate. And not only that, she said she would be a GOOD one with stats to back it up.

“Yes. I would be honored,” Stacey told the publication. “I would be an excellent running mate. I have the capacity to attract voters by motivating typically ignored communities. I have a strong history of executive and management experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. I’ve spent 25 years in independent study of foreign policy. I am ready to help advance an agenda of restoring America’s place in the world. If I am selected, I am prepared and excited to serve.”

Last month, former Vice President Joe Biden said he's committed to choosing a woman as his running mate and has mentioned Stacey on the campaign trail as a potential vice presidential pick.

Unfortunately, Stacey - a former Georgia state House minority leader - narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race to Republican Brian Kemp. Following the election, Stacey said she believes it "was a stolen election" based on the way the election was conducted.

However, that loss will not define her political legacy.

“The VP’s job is to be chief lieutenant and partner by taking on the roles and responsibilities assigned to you by the president,” she said. “I am very self-aware, and I know that my résumé...is usually reduced to ‘She didn’t become the governor of Georgia.’ But it is important to understand all the things I did to prepare for that contest. That campaign was not a whim. It was the outcome of decades of deliberate work building my capacity to serve as many people as I could, in the most effective way possible. My responsibility is to be ready to do the job—to have the core capacities that are embedded in the role. I am able to stand effectively as a partner, to execute a vision, and to serve the vision of the president.”

Talk that VP talk!

With the world fighting the Coronavirus pandemic, Stacey shared how she and her family are coping with our new normal.

“We are well,” she began. “My parents and my niece recently moved to Georgia from Mississippi. They now live quite close to both my youngest sister and me. We are all observing social distancing, but my dad is a bit surprised: ‘You’re not gonna give me a hug?’ he said. And I said, ‘Of course not. We’re gonna operate from six feet away.’ I opened the door with the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes I have with me at all times. And I didn’t hang out. I left. Because my parents are older, and my dad is in remission from prostate cancer. We remind him that despite the instinct to help, and to hug his children, the best thing he can do is stay away from us until this has passed. And my niece is 13, so social isolation for a teenager is a very different thing. It’s almost traumatic.”

Most of us all can relate to this.

“Many Americans are now experiencing what poor communities live with daily,” she continued. “We have communities perennially facing lower wages, higher poverty, lack of access to health care, and lack of access to child care. Shift workers, low-wage workers, agrarian workers, and service workers are now being pushed over the edge,” she said.

“We must be intentional about identifying these challenges and concrete about naming and pursuing the solutions. These issues aren’t ancillary. They are central to who we are. The poor deserve expanded and deepened support. The poorest among us are often the people working the hardest. And they deserve to be protected. It is not socialism to have a social safety net.”

Very true.

When asked “When do you feel beautiful?” she served up the perfect response, exuding feelings many young, black women/girls can relate to.

“Actually…that’s not…I don’t think about beauty a lot,” she said while searching for a response. “I was often told I wasn’t beautiful. Not directly. It was more like, ‘This person is beautiful. You’re really smart.’ I’m a sturdy black woman with natural hair. It took me a while to recognize that I am an attractive woman. I don’t look like everyone else. But I do me really well.”

Facts. No one can do YOU like YOU.

“I feel beautiful when young black girls come up to me," she continued. "They are not just excited to see me, but to see themselves in me. When little girls point to the gaps between their teeth because they haven’t had braces. They may come from families that will never be able to afford them, like mine couldn’t. I keep my gap. I could do Invisalign, but my gap is my mother’s gap. It’s my grandmother’s gap. This doesn’t make me less, because my parents didn’t have the money to have my teeth fixed with braces. And it doesn’t make me less when I stand before a nation and deliver the State of the Union response.”

Loving yourself first is most important!

You can read her full interview here.

Would you like to see Stacey Abrams as Joe Biden’s running mate?

Photo: lev radin/Shutterstock.com

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