Readers React: Kamala Harris launched her campaign more than 640 days before the 2020 election. That’s insane

Sen. Kamala Harris speaks a rally for her 2020 presidential campaign in Oakland on Jan. 27.
Sen. Kamala Harris speaks a rally for her 2020 presidential campaign in Oakland on Jan. 27.
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To the editor: Watching TV recently, I saw people touting presidential candidates for the 2020 election. (“In Oakland speech, Kamala Harris launches White House bid with scathing assault on Trump,” Jan. 27)

Way too soon!

First we had Christmas ads in September, and now in January 2019, we’re reading about an election in November 2020. I will have to start recording programs so I can fast-forward past political ads as well as other commercials. Plus, I may wind up listening to my commercial-free music service more and more.

There are “only” 643 days until Nov. 3, 2020.

Devra Mindell, Santa Monica



To the editor: I voted for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in 2016, and I believe she may one day earn my vote for president. But as of right now, she has not proved herself as an effective senator.

I am concerned that as a junior senator who hasn’t even completed one term of office, Harris will now occupy most of her time with an effort that will surely compromise her ability to effectively serve her constituents.

The past couple of years have made it abundantly clear that this country needs a president who has demonstrated the required leadership skills and experience in public service.

Rather than yielding to vanity and diluting the field of contenders with her candidacy, Harris should support a truly experienced Democrat capable of fixing the enormous damage inflicted on this country by its current leader.

Ted Carmely, Sherman Oaks

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