Abrams sent out this tweet to clarify statements she made at an interview at SXSW in Austin, Texas, where she appeared to rule out the next presidential election, noting that 2028 would be the earliest she would be ready to run for the highest office. “In the spreadsheet with all the jobs I wanted to do, 2028 would be the earliest I would be ready to stand for president because I would have done the work I thought necessary to be effective in that job,” Abrams said, according to Politico. The highly popular, rising Democrat has long been considering her options, including challenging Republican Sen. David Perdue in 2020, or going for a rematch against Gov. Brian Kemp in 2022. Alongside actually running for president, there is also a chance that she could be considered for Vice President on another presidential ticket. Abrams had previously promised a definitive decision on her next move by the end of March or early April. If she does decide to throw her hat in the big race, she will be joining some 12 other Democrats, including: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a bid to win the Democratic nomination and eventually face off against President Donald Trump.
In #LeadFromTheOutside, I explore how to be intentional about plans, but flexible enough to adapt. 20 years ago, I never thought I’d be ready to run for POTUS before 2028. But life comes at you fast – as I shared in Q&A w @Yamiche at @sxsw. Now 2020 is definitely on the table…— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) March 11, 2019