Stacey Abrams is charming Georgia voters with her fierce ambition: "My goal is to solve problems"

If our current political climate has taught us anything, it has shown us that politics is a dirty game. It has also demonstrated the dangers of sitting on our hands during election time and allowing the wrong people to assume office, as we are now paying the price. We should value great candidates like Stacey Abrams, who, unlike our current president, truly wants to improve the lives of her constituents.

Stacey Abrams, former Georgia House Minority Leader, could make history, as she is running to be the first elected African-American woman governor in the United States. It’s an extremely difficult journey as she faces racism and sexism in a campaign administered by her opponents. Abrams joined “Salon Talks” to discuss power, politics and why diverse voices are needed.

“I’m an introvert by nature,” Abrams told SalonTV’s D. Watkins. “On the spectrum, I’m really close to be[ing] a person living in a cabin in the woods, but I find poverty problematic; it’s immoral. I think it’s economically inefficient, and I’m a very goal oriented person. My goal is to solve these problems, and it turns out that you have to talk to people to get it done.”

“I had to overcome being more reserved, and that has made politics difficult. Politics normally requires you to be a glad-hander, that you enjoy engaging and talking and chatting and hanging out, and that’s not what I do, but what I do care about are people’s problems. I want to talk about how I can help solve them.”

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