Tulsi Update: April 14, 2015 (Birthday!, Gravel Endorses, TYT Good Interview, Los Angeles, NYT Bad))
Tulsi turned 38 two days ago (April 12)!!! Happy birthday to her!
Niko House interviewed candidate Mike Gravel yesterday. Gravel is a former Democratic Senator from Alaska for 12 years, before which he was involved in the Pentagon Papers and Watergate (on the correct side of things).
Gravel is "running for president" and trying to get 65,000 individual donors so that he can be in the debates. His goal is purportedly to blast the corporatists extensively at the debates and then withdraw his candidacy.
However, he let loose quite the reveal in his interview with Niko--he intends to endorse Tulsi at the debates if he makes it. That would be highly unusual--I might be wrong, but I cannot think of anyone I've seen endorsing another candidate at the debates.
If you'd like to see this plug for Tulsi at the debates (no guarantees, of course--he might not make 65,000 or he might change his mind), go to Gravel's website to donate!
On another note, Cenk Uygur interviewed Tulsi a second time on TYT, and he was actually supportive and fair about everything! Unreal. But, actually, quite a good interview. Recommended. Topics include homeless, Democratic party unity, Assange, and nuclear power.
Tulsi has been in Los Angeles again over the past couple days campaigning, talking to people about homelessness, touring skid row, and leading a clean up of MacArthur Park.
And, in the latest updates--the media and polls are continuing to downplay Gabbard wherever possible. According to the New York Times, Pete Buttigieg is the only candidate with miltary service in his/her record (Pete was a Lieutenant, and spent 7 months in active theater in Afghanistan; Tulsi a Major with a 12 month active theater tour in Iraq, and a 10 month tour in Kuwait). Thanks, New York Times!
Finally, Morning Call/Muhlenberg College came out with a new Pennsylvania poll for the first 10 days of April that I was very interested in seeing, as Tusli polled at 3% in late March in an Emerson poll there. Unfortunately, Morning Call neglected to provide her as one of the options! The Other option in the poll did get 6%, but still, the media are making it very hard to see anything about her!