Could Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., be generating some-more early hum than former President Barack Obama did some-more than 10 years ago?
If assemblage is any indicator, a answer could be yes.
The California senator officially entered a 2020 ravel on Sunday with a speech outward Oakland City Hall. Ian Sams, Harris’ press secretary, tweeted that some-more than 20,000 people showed adult to see a event.
“NEWS: More than 20,000 in throng during @KamalaHarris launch speech. Thousands some-more still in lines for overflow,” Sams tweeted Sunday.
Compare that to Feb 2007, when then-Illinois Sen. Obama announced his candidacy for a Democratic assignment in Springfield, Ill. Braving freezing-cold conditions outward a Old State Capitol, somewhere between 15,000 and 17,000 people showed adult for his debate strictly imprinting a commencement of his campaign. Furthermore, a East Bay Times reports that when Obama hold a debate eventuality in Oakland a month later, he drew between 12,000 and 14,000 people in a accurate same spot.
Obama went on to best Hillary Clinton in her initial bid for a Democratic assignment before violence Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in a 2008 ubiquitous election.
Politico’s Christopher Cadelago reported that Harris’ debate perceived RSVPs for a convene in Oakland from all 50 states.
In her debate Sunday, Harris not usually cursed a male who would be her ubiquitous choosing competition if she wins a Democratic assignment — President Trump — though also called for a lapse to politeness and tracking down a essence of a “American dream.”
“We are here since a American dream and a American democracy are underneath conflict and on a line like never before. And we are here during this impulse in time since we contingency answer a elemental question: Who are we, who are we as Americans?” she said. “So, let’s answer that doubt to a world. To any other. Right here. Right now. America, we are improved than this.”
Harris, a former profession ubiquitous of California who like Obama is African-American and is using for boss as a first-term senator, mostly has been compared to a 44th president. She has even been dubbed a “female Barack Obama.”
Also like Obama, she has already been theme to conspiracy theories about her eligibility to turn president.