Who Won the Week? 11/08/2020

10CC3057-4EEA-4C80-B8C1-700C0FC6C906It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

The clear winner this week, with the election of Joe Biden as president and the defeat of Donald Trump, the man who was determined to turn America into an autocratic dictatorship, is democracy. That said, I’m going to designate this week’s Who Won the Week winner to be Kamala Harris.The election of the United States senator from California Kamala Harris as vice president is a long-overdue achievement for women and people of color that could forever change the face of politics.

Harris is the first woman ever to be elected to a national office, in this case, vice president, in the United States. She will also be the first black person and first Asian American to be vice president.

So I’m thrilled that Joe Biden is the president-elect and that we’ve taken a giant step toward restoring democracy in America. But I’m even more delighted that Kamala Harris is our new vice president-elect and may, ultimately, four or eight years down the road, become America’s first female president.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

25 thoughts on “Who Won the Week? 11/08/2020

  1. Marleen November 8, 2020 / 10:22 am

    She’s an excellent choice.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. slmret November 8, 2020 / 10:49 am

    I agree with your choices — democracy, and Kamala Harris. However, I would add a third: the brave poll counters who have fearlessly spent the past week counting the votes cast by the electorate!

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  3. annieasksyou November 8, 2020 / 11:48 am

    I’m thrilled with Kamala for all the reasons you stated. But I think Biden accomplished a near-impossible feat, so I’d award a trio: Biden-Harris-democracy.

    With special kudos to Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, Biden’s campaign manager, who quietly executed a nearly flawless campaign under the most difficult of circumstances.

    All bode well for the way they’ll run this country.

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    • Marleen November 8, 2020 / 2:50 pm

      Oh, yeah… and the campaign manager (Jennifer O’Malley Dillon)!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 8, 2020 / 10:17 pm

      I have no doubt they’ll do a great job running the country but I’m still concerned that Trump and his cronies are going to continue to rile up his base with claims of fraud and illegitimacy and to pull out all of the stops they can to change the outcome. I don’t think they can succeed but they don’t care how bad it is for our country.

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      • annieasksyou November 9, 2020 / 5:40 am

        It’s a legitimate concern. But so were worries of mass disruptions to the election per se, and we seem to have escaped those. Maybe trump’s knowledge of his looming legal problems will force him to find an exit ramp from all this big enough to salve his egomania.

        And real people in govt are aware of and prepared for right wing terror.

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  4. theministryofshrawleywalks November 8, 2020 / 2:22 pm

    Hear hear! Good choice, funny too that she apparently “hates” Boris Johnson and Biden thinks BJ is a massive racist too, probably not too far off the mark. This is a really important moment in Global politics and History. Looking towards the future

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  5. lindakempwriter November 8, 2020 / 4:27 pm

    Harris seems to exude grace. Can’t wait to watch her in the role over the next four years (not that we Aussies see much about the US Veep over here, but that may change for obvious reasons).

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    • Fandango November 8, 2020 / 10:31 pm

      I think she’s going to be a very visible and proactive Veep.

      Liked by 2 people

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