Kamala Harris lit up the audience at the South Carolina Democratic State Party Convention this morning with a fiery speech in which she embraced her experience as a prosecutor, rather than making excuses for it. She is positioning herself to be the one to prosecute the predator in the Oval Office, and framing the American electorate as the jury to whom she must present the evidence. If her record of reducing witnesses in the Senate to liquified puddles of skin is any indication, she's got more than a fighting chance. If today's speech can be counted as her Opening Statement? Defense counsel should be quaking in their boots.
She didn't call the Stable Genius In Chief a predator...directly, at least. She did wait a beat, though, after she said she knew how to prosecute predators, and look knowingly into the crowd to absorb their applause. THEN, she talked about beating predatory banks, oil companies, and human traffickers, signaling her allyship to the many other victims of this president's (and the GOP's) racist, misogynistic, elitist policies — victims who needs a strong advocate standing up for them.
Jason Johnson was jumping out of his skin with excitement, calling it "the best Senator Harris I have ever seen," and "the best speech she has ever given." Joy Reid summed up the craftiness of the speech, saying, "Kamala Harris, being a prosecutor has been her defining brand in a negative way. This was it in a very positive way. You can see her getting up on that stage with Donald Trump and prosecuting him live on television."
Who among us doesn't want to see someone — ANYONE — prosecute Donald Trump on live television?!?
And just because it's Saturday and we deserve this, here's your mood to take in to the rest of the day.