Former erotic novelist Stacey Abrams is on a mission. Having never quite gotten over her defeat in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, she’s still dreaming big, claiming in an interview released on Friday that she has a “plan” to be president of the United States by 2040.
“Do you think the country will elect a woman president in the next 20 years?” asked FiveThirtyEight reporter Clare Malone.
“Yes, absolutely,” Abrams responded.
When Malone asked her if she thinks this country would elect a black woman, Abrams gave the same answer.
But then, Malone asked, “Do you think they’ll elect you?”
Abrams replied, “Yes, I do. That’s my plan. And I’m very pragmatic.”
Abrams narrowly lost her election in 2018, and to this day refuses to concede that she lost. Many Democrats, including 2020 presidential candidates have claimed, without evidence, that Abrams’ election was stolen because of Republican voter suppression. Abrams maintained notoriety in the Democratic Party for being a sore loser. Hillary Clinton, who said that if Trump didn’t concede the 2016 election it would be a “direct threat to our democracy” even said this past September that “Stacey Abrams should be governor” of Georgia.
.@HillaryClinton on “voter suppression”:
“We saw what happened in Georgia where Stacey Abrams should be governor of that state" pic.twitter.com/w0IytYU6Ux
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 17, 2019
Abrams has been floated as a possible running mate for one of the old white males running for president. Wouldn’t that be a hoot?
Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis