Stacey Abrams wants to run for president, Madame Noire reported.
Abrams running for president, or at least confirming she has an interest, has been long speculated in political discourse. In her latest interview on CBS Sunday Morning promoting her romantic thriller novels, she gave fans romanticized thrills of her being the first Black female president.
Being a former Georgia House Democratic Leader and someone many people believe would have won the 2018 Georgia governor race against Brian Kemp if it was not for voter suppression, Abrams’ popularity and voting rights activism makes her a compelling candidate to run for office.
“Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely,” she said. And even more importantly, when someone asks me if that’s my ambition, I have a responsibility to say ‘Yes,’ for every young woman, every person of color, who sees me and decides what they’re capable of based on what I think I am capable of.”
“You cannot have those things you refuse to dream of,” she said.
Some have attributed her voting rights activism as the reason why Georgia turned blue in the 2020 presidential election. Her support for then-presidential candidate Joe Biden helped Biden connect with Black voters, one of his key assets, and her continued support for Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff helped them gain seats in the Senate in the runoff elections.
Speaking of her books, according to The Los Angeles Times, three of the first books she authored under the pen name Selena Montgomery will be reissued by book publisher Berkeley. Her latest book is called While Justice Sleeps, a fictional thrill novel that follows law clerk Avery Keene who serves a well-regarded judge in the Supreme Court, Justice Howard Wynn.
Abrams has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.