Some more smiling.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Kamala Harris
It’s a long way to November. There’s a lot of crap between now and then.

But a lot of people are smiling this afternoon and evening in reaction to the news that Joe Biden’s running mate will be Kamala Harris. That assertion is not a “all eyes are on” clichĂ© of reporting…I’ve been looking at the faces on the split screens of cable news and scrolling by in the Twitterverse, and so many are unabashedly smiling.

That’s great. We needed a day like this. And I think this puts the Biden/Harris ticket in a powerful spot against two very very misogynistic Republicans, Trump and Pence.

That certainly should mean that she’ll be our next Vice-President, part of a team that has so, so, so much cleanup work to do. I was thinking about how we thought about how Obama had such a tough task, to hit the ground running and orchestrate a stimulus package to clean up the mess of the 2007-8 economic recession. And he did—and he and his VP did a great job patching things back together.

But this America that will be left for the next administration to repair, to re-create, to heal… oh, my.

Harris is a great choice in the face of all that. Another smart Biden decision.