Is White House Kamala Harris' goal?
Washington: With not one but two new books out, coupled with a frenetic series of interviews that saw her alternately sharing a laugh, solemnly contemplating “the soul of the nation” or relating poignant memories of her immigrant parents, one could be forgiven for suspecting that Kamala Harris is about to join the Democratic field seeking the presidential nomination in 2020.
For political observers, that much is obvious - you can almost see their eyerolls - since Harris's are the classic moves of someone preparing a White House run.
“I might,” she said, just a bit coyly, before bursting into contagious - and revealing - laughter in an appearance on Thursday on the set of celebrated comedian and CBS television host Stephen Colbert. The coming days should bring a more definitive answer.
If she does announce her candidacy, the 54-year-old California senator would be aspiring to become not only the first female president of the United States but also the first black female.
Harris often proudly recalls her past as a prosecutor in California when she fought big banks in the midst of the financial crisis in order to benefit families.