After narrowly losing the race for governor in November, Stacey Abrams has gained a lot of popularity amongst the Democratic party. Now, the politician may be potentially running for the top spot to serve as president, saying she’s “just as capable” to run as other candidates who have announced that they are running.
Though she did not win her gubernatorial race, she noted on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, that she believes that her campaigned was successful in “transforming the electorate” in Georgia last year. She also didn’t “rule out” the thought of running in the upcoming 2020 election.
Recently, Abrams has been dancing around the thought of running for president.
At the SXSW festival earlier in March, Abrams said that she did consider that 2028 would be the earliest she would run, but after making the statement she said she may run in 2020.
“[Twenty] years ago, I never thought I’d be ready to run for POTUS before 2028,” she wrote. “But life comes at you fast … Now 2020 is definitely on the table.”
Abrams, made it important note on CBS This Morning, that although she has been appreciative of people encouraging to run for different political offices, her “responsibility, though, is to make sure I’m running for the right reasons and at the right time and this is not the conversation I was having with myself last year.”
Abrams has also been scouted by Democratic activists to either run for Senate or run again for governor. Even Chuck Schumer, Senate minority leader, told The Associated Press, that he has been encouraging her to run against Republican senator, David Perdue in 2020 in Georgia.
Abrams did reveal on the television show though that she has had meeting with almost all of the candidates that are running in the upcoming election including, Joe Biden, although she tried to block any suspicions of running with him as Vice President in the race, noting that they discussed many topics, and that was not the “core issue.”
Overall, Abrams noted that race for president is about “reasserting who we are as a nation, our capacity for cohesion and our ability to talk about marginalized communities and those who are outsiders without excluding the majority.”