Is Kamala still feeling immodest?
Tulsi Gabbard has gotten over 2% in TWENTY-SIX polls, but the DNC only counts two of them. (The Economist and the Boston Globe are not certified.)
So it appears that the DNC is about to kneecap Tulsi's presidential campaign.
However, Tulsi made a bigger impact than any other candidate that won't be in the next debates. Just ask Kamala.
How the mighty have fallen.
Sen. Kamala Harris last month dismissed Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s criticisms of her record as a corrupt law enforcement official, pointing smugly to the disparity between her and Gabbard's 2020 Democratic primary polling numbers.
However, a survey released this week by CNN shows Harris’ support among potential Democratic voters has plummeted from 17% in June to a measly 5%. In contrast, Gabbard has seen her admittedly poor numbers improve slightly, clocking in at 2% in August, up from 1% in June.
Ouch! That's gonna leave a mark.
Remember that Kamala was CNN's #1 candidate. Now she's tied for 4th.
SEN. KAMALA HARRIS: Well, I mean, listen, I -- this is going to sound immodest, but I'm obviously a top-tier candidate, and so I did expect that I would be on the stage and take hits tonight because there are a lot of people that are trying to make the stage for the next debate.
COOPER: for a lot of them it's do or die.
HARRIS: Especially when some people are at zero or 1%, whatever she might be at. So I did expect that I might take hits tonight. But, you know, listen, this coming from someone who has been an apologist for an individual, Assad, who has murdered the people of his, you know, of his country like cockroaches. She who has embraced and been an apologist in a way to refuse to call him a war criminal. I can only take what she says and her opinion so seriously. So, you know, I'm prepared to move on.
You aren't a top-tiered candidate anymore, so can you finally address the points Tulsi made? Your donors are starting to get worried.
“When you’ve locked up more black Americans than George Wallace, it’s hard for you to be the greatest civil rights advocate in American history,” Castellanos quipped...
A recent Pew survey found Harris attracting just 10 percent of the black vote nationwide.
At the same time, this contributor, who asked for anonymity to avoid offending Harris, said, “When you talk with the donor establishment, there’s not confidence her campaign is getting it together.”
“People like her — genuinely like her — and respect her,” the donor said, but “her campaign seems plagued by indecision. (Donors are) worried about her viability … She can put this together, but she had a tough month.”
Harris is done, and we can thank Tulsi for that.
Unfortunately, Tulsi won't be there to take out Mayor Pete and/or Beto.