Magazine May 6, 2019, Issue

Kamala Harris Kind of Campaigns in Iowa

(Roman Genn)
But retail politics, so far, is not her thing

Des Moines

Kamala Harris is at the Mars Cafe, an environmentally conscious coffee shop on the edge of Drake University’s campus, to grab a coffee and meet some students for a photo op. When she places her order, Harris knows she wants an iced coffee but isn’t sure whether she should choose soy milk, almond milk, or oat milk to go with it. The barista helpfully has a recommendation: “Oat milk is the most sustainable of the alternative milks,” he says, later explaining that California’s almonds consume a considerable amount of resources. The California senator happily heeds the advice of the

This article appears as “Kamala Harris Goes to Iowa” in the May 6, 2019, print edition of National Review.

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