Tulsi Torches Kamala and Other Updates

Well, a bit unexpectedly, Tulsi was the one who brought up Kamala's abysmal record as California's Attorney General tonight. Kamala just sputtered a non-answer in return:

Tulsi on Kamala

Still, Tulsi was mostly sidelined in the debate (again) and got only 7 minutes of speaking time, versus Biden's 20 minutes and Kamala's 18 minutes.

However, according to Google Trends and ABC News, Tulsi was the most searched for candidate in *every single state* tonight.

ABC News Tweet

Also, earlier today Tulsi reached her 110,000 unique donor goal, and is now at 113,600 according to her website, which keeps her more than on track to reach the 130,000 needed by Aug. 28 to participate in the Sept. and Oct. debates.

Let's see if this can push her up in some needed polls!

Edit to add: here is a visualization of candidate searches on Google over time during and after the debate. Tulsi is by far the one most at the top, especially at the very end and after the debate.

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Alligator Ed's picture

First this heartening quote from your essay:

However, according to Google Trends and ABC News, Tulsi was the most searched for candidate in *every single state* tonight.

Tulsi led the Googlization during her round of the first debate. Tonight she proved just as compelling. People don't go out of their way to search for a candidate in whom they have no interest. This is the "butterfly effect", the ripples from which will be a powerful storm in 2024.

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@Alligator Ed

everywhere but the South. In the South, it was Corey Booker.

Apparently black Democrats in the South have decided that they're sick of war.

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Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
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with lots of focus and energy. I think she educated a lot of people about Kamala Harris last night. I thought I could hear some gasps from the audience as Tulsi spoke about Harris's actions as AG.

For what it's worth, a CNN headline after the debate read "Tulsi Gabbard Breaks Through After Fiery Debate Performance".
Now I'm gasping. CNN admitted that?

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Here is a complete compilation of Tulsi's performance at the second debate.

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Do not underestimate her. If anyone has been to New Hampshire lately, all you see are tulsi billboards and yard signs. They are everywhere. I haven’t been to Iowa, but I expect the same there. She is in it for the long haul and has a plan. She chopped down Harris last night and next time it will be Biden for his Iraq vote. She is the future of the Democratic Party.

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"However, according to Google Trends and ABC News, Tulsi was the most searched for candidate in *every single state* tonight." So, did Google shut down her Google Ads account again? :/

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Looks like Tulsi will reach the 130000 donors hurdle. The other requirement the DNC has implemented is the 2% polling threshold. The DNC has left the exact polls a bit fuzzy, does anyone have a link that spells out the DNC polls? and any realtime link on these polls? Her performance was magnificent at the debates and the next big tree to fell will be Biden... an easy old tree to fell.

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@fakenews

Regardless of what he does.

I guess they're afraid he doesn't have enough to lose.

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--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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DNC Announces Details For Third Presidential Primary Debate:

https://democrats.org/news/third-debate/

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