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Kamala Harris Blames Her 'Race and Gender' for Her Failing Campaign

Presidential candidate questions if America is ready for her

 on 30th October 2019 @ 11.00pm
2020 candidate addresses  elephant in the room  on her electability in run up to election  © press
2020 candidate addresses 'elephant in the room' on her electability in run up to election

California Sen. Kamala Harris’ has weighed in on her faltering poll numbers by asking if America is “ready for a woman and a woman of color to be president of the United States.”

In an interview with Axios on HBO posted on YouTube on Sunday, the senator called the issue of her electability the “elephant in the room.”

“There is a lack of ability or a difficulty in imagining that someone who we have never seen can do a job that has been done 45 times by someone who is not that person,” she said.

Harris rejected the notion that America is ready for a black woman to be president, even after electing Barack Obama to the office in 2008.

harris rejected the notion that america is ready for a black woman to be president © press
Harris rejected the notion that America is ready for a black woman to be president

“America was ready for a black man to be president of the United States,” Harris’ interviewer pointed out.

She replied, arguing that Obama faced a similar difficulty.

“This conversation happened for him,” the senator said.

Harris defended her statement with a story from her time campaigning for Obama before the Iowa caucuses.

The Democratic candidate said she was asked to visit a “senior African-American residential home” in a last-minute effort to secure more votes for Obama.

She added she was s greeted at the door by an elderly woman who told her, “they’re not gonna let him win.”

harris called the issue of her electability the  elephant in the room © press
Harris called the issue of her electability the 'elephant in the room'

Obama won not only the Democratic primary but the presidency as well.

But the California Democrat concluded her story with an implicit comparison to her own campaign.

"I say all of this to say to you; I’m aware of the challenges,” she said.

Earlier this month, Harris (D-CA) got an unexpected response when she asked a crowd if America is "ready" for her presidency.

Some of the audience members shouted back, "no," leaving the California senator stunned.

Harris was speaking at a town hall event in Reno, Nevada, telling attendees that she wanted to "engage in real talk" about her campaign for the presidential race.

"In this election, in the last couple- I mean, maybe couple of months, certainly a few weeks, there's this whole conversation that has been coming up about electability focused on our campaign," Harris said.

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