In #LeadFromTheOutside, I explore how to be intentional about plans, but flexible enough to adapt. 20 years ago, I never thought I’d be ready to run for POTUS before 2028. But life comes at you fast – as I shared in Q&A w @Yamiche at @sxsw. Now 2020 is definitely on the table…
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) March 11, 2019
She failed last year in a bid to become governor of Georgia, but Democrat Stacey Abrams says she’s considering a run for president in 2020.
In a tweet Monday, she wrote that she had never thought she would be ready to run for president before 2028, but “life comes at you fast” and now “2020 is definitely on the table.”
Abrams was referencing comments at the recent SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, reported Big League Politics.
“In the spreadsheet with all the jobs I wanted to do, 2028 would be the earliest I would be ready to stand for president, because I would have done the work I thought necessary to be effective in that job,” she said.
Abrams was the first African-American woman to become a major political party’s nominee for governor and the first to deliver her political party’s response to a State of the Union address.
She would join a crowded field of Democratic candidates, with more than a dozen big names already in the race.
Big League Politics noted Abrams was bitter about her loss last fall, refusing to recognize her opponent, Gov. Brian Kemp, as legitimate.
She charged that Republicans suppressed votes.
At the Austin conference, referring to President Trump, she said America “cannot have a president for a single population again.”
Bus she said “beating Donald Trump is the wrong mission.”
“When you are focused on your enemy, you are ignoring your allies,” she said. “Our responsibility is to articulate a vision for America where we talk about who we are, what we want and how we serve our people. That is what a president is supposed to do.”
“I don’t want us to elect the best bully, I want us to elect the best person.”
Last fall, Big League Politics reported Abrams was a co-founder of a radical black separatist group, Students For Afrikan Amerikan Empowerment.
The group, inspired by the Black Panther Party, declared in its mission statement during Abrams’ tenure it “shall employ any means necessary to free and protect our people from the evils of imperialism, capitalism, classism, racism, and sexism!”
The group identified Abrams as an “SAAE Founding Member” in a May 2017 post on its Facebook page, which featured support for her gubernatorial bid.