Eric Holder May Run for the White House in 2020

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First, a prayer.

Dear Black Jesus,

If you are listening. I apologize for the chewing gum I stole from Mrs. Jefferson’s purse when I was in third grade. I was selfish back then. Also, I want to be clear that I forgive you for allowing one of Satan’s babies to govern the continental United States. Now that we are even, please let this “Eric Holder for 2020” thing actually be real. Also, let this really happen, and in doing so, stop Joe Biden from talking about what he would’ve done but ultimately didn’t do. Rap with you later. Your humble servant,



I can’t lie; I have no idea what Eric Holder’s platform would be or whether he’d actually be a good president, but when you consider that a junior senator from Chicago, by way of Hawaii, was also once this guy with little political experience and that worked out quite well, then I’m all for a Holder presidency!

Look, Holder is like the rest of America who didn’t vote for Russia to be “all in the videos” (Suge Knight voice). On Monday, Holder told Yahoo! News that he’s ready to push his career to the forefront, with sources telling Yahoo! that Holder is thinking of running for president in 2020.

“Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes,” Holder said. “But that’s about to change. I have a certain status as the former attorney general. A certain familiarity as the first African-American attorney general. There’s a justified perception that I’m close to President [Barack] Obama. So I want to use whatever skills I have, whatever notoriety I have, to be effective in opposing things that are, at the end of the day, just bad for the country.

“Now is the time to be more visible,” Holder continued. “Now is the time to be heard.”

Holder was a laid-back, mild-mannered attorney general during his tenure with the Obama administration.


“I thought, frankly, along with everybody else, that after the election, with Hillary Clinton as president, I could walk off the field,” he told Yahoo! “So when she didn’t win, I thought, ‘We’ll have to see how this plays out.’ But it became clear relatively soon—and certainly sooner than I expected—that I had to get back on the field and be in effective opposition.”

So this could mean a run for the White House, and I know it’s a long shot, but I also know that Holder kicks it with the Obamas, and even if they just come over and hang in the White House and play Scattergories, I’ll take it.


Read more at Yahoo! News.

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I don’t know shit about Holder. Obama liked him so he can’t be all bad, but ya’ll are living in a dream if you think this country will elect another POC before white people become a minority.