Thursday, January 24, 2019

Kamala Harris


Almost 6 years ago, on April 11, 2013, I wrote a post “A Name to Remember”. It was about Justice Srikanth Srinivasan. In that post, I had also mentioned that (a practically unknown at that time) anytime in the next 25 years Kamala Harris may contest for the President of USA and may even win.

Kamala’s mother, Dr. Shyamala Gopalan, is from Chennai.

Day before yesterday, Senator Kamala Harris announced that she is officially entering the race for the President of the United States in 2020. She is one of the more than a dozen candidates from the Democratic Party.

She has a similarity with President Obama. Obama was a first term Senator and ran for the President. Kamala Harris is also a first term Senator.

Obama was the first African-American to be elected as President. Will Kamala Harris be the first woman (and Indian origin) to be elected as President? Stay tuned.

17 comments:

  1. I read this news SG and immediately thought of your blog. You were spot on....good going

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    1. Thanks for your comments Dee. And, thanks for remembering my 6 yearn old blog post.

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  2. Hope she wins, if possible from the Democrats side ;)

    Is this Indian origin applicable to people who were not born in India too?

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. In USA, it is difficult (not impossible) to defeat a sitting incumbent President. Just fyi. Anyone whose ancestors are originally from India are considered Indian origin.

      Bill Clinton still claims he is Irish even though his mother's grandmother came to USA from Ireland.

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  3. I have been reading oflate every news about Kamala Harris and wish her success in this daunting endeavour.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Mr. KP. Kamla's grand father Mr. P.V. Gopalan, a former diplomat, lived in Besant Nagar, Chennai. In her younger years, Kamala used to come to Chennai and stay at Bensant Nagar a lot of times.

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  4. Wow! Great news for Bharatiyas, even if she wins or not. Amazed about your thoughts and happenings! What a match!

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sindhu. You are correct. Great news for Bharatiyas.

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  5. Let's see . I am waiting ( kathi movie dialogue)

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    1. Thanks for your comments Shilpa. Hahaha. You remember that dialogue.

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  6. Wow! You anticipated this move years ago!! That's impressive!!

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    1. Thanks for your comments and appreciation Shilpa.

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  7. Interesting. Well, good luck to her!

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  8. Hope she wins! I had been reading about her for sometime now and you had anticipated her progress long back, great! Waiting to write 'congratulations' here to her and YOU!

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sandhya. Let us see how this will work out. There are too many candidates from her party wanting to run for President.

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  9. So half of your prediction has come to be true. May it be true for the second half also.

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