Tulsi Update: 19 May 2019 (Rogan Bump, Oliver Stone)

Tulsi's 2.5 hour interview with Joe Rogan 6 days ago resulted in a solid attention bump.

The YouTube version of the video has so far garnered more than 1.6 million views, and on average his podcast downloads are about double that number.

After that interview, Tulsi's Instagram account gained 11,000 new followers and her Twitter account gained 30,000 new followers. The more people watching her on a regular basis, the better!

Ever since the Rogan interview, the number of times her name appears in a mainstream media (MSM) headline has seen a jump. Before the interview, she was getting a maximum of 1, sometimes rarely 2 headlines per day--often zero. Since the interview she has been in the 4 or 5 per day range. Today (May 19), she is ranked number 5 for all Democratic candidate name mentions in MSM headlines.

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Finally, Oliver Stone has sent out a Tweet, essentially endorsing Tulsi.

Oliver Stone Tweet

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the embedded video are very powerful as to why Tulsi is different from every other candidate of either party.

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but there are certainly
worse among the 23!
Love to see her as Bernie's VP
so she could finish his second
term for him!

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@Wink

Not a big fan ... Love to see her as Bernie's VP
so she could finish his second
term for him!

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@janis b

I really don't believe Tulsi, Warren or any of the others except Bernie can win. If people vote in 2020 like they did in 2018 - anyone not a Republican - then anyone of the Democrats can win even Biden. If they vote like they did in 2016, Bernie is the only one to beat Trump because he is the only one that can win some of Trump's base. Abortion bans are being pushed in all the states getting the Christian jihadists all worked up to swarm the election.

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@dkmich

and hope sanity prevails.

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@Wink
run on her own? A little strange I would think.

Bernie hasn't talked about his foreign policy ideas much, Tulsi had. I don't see how they can run together, so far at least. But what do I know and everything is in the open anyhow.

May be wait and see would be an acceptable approach.

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TTTT (too tired to talk)

@mimi

Really?

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@dkmich @dkmich

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@Wink

He is in better physical shape than many fifty-year-olds.

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@Wink to the ticket would probably be too much controversy, too much political heat, for one ticket to bear, what with Bernie dealing with the socialism charge and Tulsi with the Assad apologist charge.

Bernie has already clearly stated he would be looking for a woman for the #2 slot, and so obviously Liz Warren and Kamala Harris would be in the running. Warren, a little more likely as a pick, would bring good progressive creds w/o much controversy and so would make for a solid natural match, and Harris would check one more IdPol box while mostly placating the establishment wing of the party. Gillibrand might also be in the running for Bernie's #2. Klobuchar would be a very unlikely pick as she's far too centrist and incrementalist and would undermine Bernie's bold domestic message, though I would expect the MSM to push her hard for VP if Bernie should get the nom.

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...as I post this comment, but I do know--from a professional/political media standpoint--that this commercial about the Iran situation is, by far and away, the best piece of political media I've seen since Bernie's "America" commercial in 2016. If she wants to punch through the crowd, right now (for the moment, because the Iran situation will change, one way or another, and maybe rapidly, going forward), she should push this spot early and often, as much as possible (as her campaign can afford it, and then maybe even a little more than it thinks it can afford, too).

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@bobswern
It seems all so forgone. I mean, if he is going to be a centenarian, it might make sense to rethink his current run again. After all, what has a couple of years got to do with it, would Tina Turner say.

I am just waiting for the crowd of candidates to crumble and having left just Tulsi and Bernie to consider. That would be somewhat interesting... Smile

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TTTT (too tired to talk)

She has become my favorite candidate on policies, but being favored by Gravel and Stone doesn't hurt, either, to say the least. Of the passengers in the Democratic clown car, I like her and Bernie most. How I will vote may depend upon what polls in my state tell me just before primary day about her and Bernie. Or, I may go ahead and vote for Tulsi, no matter what. In that respect, I am undecided at this time.

Just checked my former message board. They are attacking her right and right (sic). (Not "left and right:" Barely a leftist still posts on that board; and those who still do must watch themselves.) So, she's a primary target of the DNC and establishment Democrats, possibly even more so than Bernie this time. Or maybe they're tied as targets?

And, why not? She called out the DNC's unfairness to Bernie well before wikileaks showed us exactly how correct she was.

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a worthy podcaster who often has on interesting, independent thinkers and public figures who go against the establishment grain. (see e.g. his several interviews with author Graham Hancock) Not perfect or quite as good as I'd prefer, but far better than most.

Oliver Stone and Stephen Cohen are of course two independent types who are most concerned about our deteriorated relations with Russia, based on fake news and Russophobic media hysteria. Cohen has largely been blackballed from the MSM, with the exception of Tucker Carlson's show and the semi-sane radio conservative John Batchelor.

It was because of the latest McCarthyite smear piece on Tulsi Gabbard in the Daily Beast that I again donated to her campaign. Unlike Bernie, she is longer than a long shot to get the nomination, but it's important that her voice on FP be heard. While I also favor Bernie and Andrew Yang, their comments on FP, sadly, are merely occasional carefully crafted footnotes designed not to attract much attention or controversy.

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