December 04, 2019
The sudden exit of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif, from the 2020 presidential campaign is causing a panic among some within the Democratic Party over the remaining candidates who are participating in the upcoming debate, who are all white.
Despite qualifying for the December debate, Harris announced earlier Tuesday that she was suspending her candidacy amid sinking poll numbers and fundraising.
"In good faith, I can’t tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do," Harris wrote in an email to supporters. "So, to you my supporters, it is with deep regret -- but also with deep gratitude -- that I am suspending my campaign today."
Her departure leaves only six candidates on the debate stage: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer.
The other candidates of color have yet to meet both requirements set by the DNC to participate in the December debate. The requirements include having at least 200,000 unique donors and reaching four percent in four DNC-approved polls or six percent in two DNC-approved early state polls.
Both tech businessman Andrew Yang and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, have met the donor requirement to qualify for the December debate but have yet to meet the polling requirement as they each only have three polls and have until the December 12 cutoff to earn the fourth.
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has met the donor requirement but does not have any qualifying polls so far. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro has not met either requirement and previously failed to qualify in the November debate.
Yeah, I suppose Yang counts as "colored," though Orientals hardly look yellow these days. And remind me again how Tulsi counts as a "person of color." Is it because she's a native of Hawaii?
And there is other analysis of the Kamala debacle on Fox News. Greg Gutfield, who can always be counted on for plenty of snark, calls her a "big jerk" in response to an Axios interview in which she
questioned if America was ready for a "woman of color" to be elected
president. https://www.foxnews.com/media/greg-gutfeld-unloads-on-kamala-harris-you-are-a-big-jerk All those politically-active black women in South Carolina rejected her in favor of (gasp) Donald Trump, if I'm not mistaken. But Democrats never want to take the blame for their own mistakes. Kammie can now join the Hillary Clinton Moan and Groan tour. Unless Hillary throws her hat into the ring again, in order to save the world from Trump again, then we'll have to wait awhile for her next Loser Tour.
Chris Stirewalt offers up a thoughtful piece, where he opines that
"I think the verdict on Kamala Harris is, it wasn't clear why she was running for president," said Fox News digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt on Tuesday, following the California senator's announcement that she is dropping out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race.
"She was a biography and a campaign looking for a purpose or a message or a reason," Stirewalt said on his Fox Nation show "Halftime Report."
In a post on the website Medium, Harris wrote:"My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue."
"She was the front-runner until Joe Biden got in the race," Stirewalt said, pointing out that Harris initially appeared to have great potential. "She looked like she was what Democrats wanted, a woman of color from a big blue state... Everything seemed right -- except for her candidacy."
The rest of his article is here: https://www.foxnews.com/media/kamala-harris-out-2020-buttigieg-biden
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at December 04, 2019 11:34 AM (COhlB)
Posted by: Dana Mathewson at December 04, 2019 04:34 PM (rIYC+)
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at December 05, 2019 07:43 AM (pMkMt)
But liberals have to have something to complain about, always. And he can't say that Republicans made the debate rules, either.
I think Booker's just reminding people that he's still around. Who knew?
Posted by: Dana Mathewson at December 05, 2019 11:54 AM (rIYC+)
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at December 06, 2019 07:46 AM (u4v1J)
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