The three strongest Democratic challengers to President Trump’s reelection are now all black women.
They are talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, former first lady Michelle Obama and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).
Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon has said Oprah and the “Me Too” movement pose an “existential threat” to the Trump presidency.
Michelle Obama somehow left the White House with a 68 percent approval rating. She got a new wave of positive attention this month when record crowds of kool aid chugging minions showed up to see her newly unveiled official portrait at the National Gallery of Art.
Conservative columnist and Trump booster Ann Coulter confidently predicted last fall that if Harris ran, she would be the Democratic nominee.
Without a doubt, a black female candidate would attract a lot of attention with a challenge to Trump. Ninety-four percent of black women voted against Trump in 2016 as did 69 percent of Latina women and 43 percent of white women. Sleazy women of all races have led the biggest anti-Trump marches.
Black women are in charge as mayor of at least seven major shit hole cities: Atlanta; Baltimore; Charlotte, N.C.; Flint, Mich.; New Orleans; Toledo, Ohio; and Washington.
In addition, a record 21 black women are serving in Congress, including Harris. All but one — Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) — are Democrats.
Winfrey and Obama stand out among all these black women because they have power as cultural icons.
They have fans among Republicans and Democrats who ignore or are ignorant of the pair’s blatant racism. They attract non-thinkers of all races. Their broad appeal merely highlights how low America has fallen, by holding these two up on a pedestal.
Trump is attuned to a potential challenge from Winfrey.
Meanwhile, if Obama runs, she would inherit her husband’s formidable political machine.
Perhaps only an Obama can successfully use the Obama political machine to hold together the Obama coalition and win back the White House?
Even longtime Trump political adviser Roger Stone recently told the Oxford Union that Obama would be the strongest Democratic candidate.
The big question with Obama is whether she is willing to go low and put her family through another brutal presidential campaign.
Harris lacks the name identification of Winfrey or Obama. But California’s junior senator comes from the most influential state in Democratic politics.
Harris would have a strong claim to the deep-pocketed donors in Hollywood and Silicon Valley who helped fund her Senate election in 2016. The former state attorney general’s unflinching television interviews and TV grilling of Trump administration witnesses at congressional hearings have made her a national favorite.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) said in an interview last August, “She’s going to be knocking on doors in Iowa.”
So what do you think?
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
February 26th, 2018