Tulsi Update: March 28, 2019 (Donor Status, Los Angeles Stop, Polls)

UPDATE MARCH 30: Tulsi has had to move her appearance in Los Angeles today because they needed a larger venue. Too many people expected! There are 1,734 guests expected on her Facebook page, but typically that number is inflated. She might be expecting half that, which would still be very good.

She also mentioned on one of her online media appearances yesterday (she was on Jimmy Dore, TYT, Kim Iversen, and Niko House) that she had over 50,000 unique donors now, and it is still March. That's a great thing as well. Some of those online appearance were cast streaming live, but will only appear on YouTube archives this weekend or the upcoming week. The only one I saw was TYT, which is up on YouTube. It was an interesting interview--Cenk tried to trip her up, but using questions that generally were valid. She did a great job answering, though. I did find I disagree with Tulsi about one thing, which was interesting. Still fully behind her, though.

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Tulsi continues to obtain unique donors--as of today, she has 49,624. She needs to gain 331 per day through May 14, and is currently averaging 579 per day over the past couple of days. She has not made any campaign appearances for the past 4 days, so her daily new donor rate has dropped from over 2,000 per day.

Tulsi will make her next campaign stop on Saturday in Los Angeles at 432 N. Fairfax Ave. (where is that? evidently somewhere bands can play according to Apple Maps), and she is listed on Facebook as "Touring Neighborhoods" in the area that day. Facebook lists 1,600 attendees at that location, but for large gatherings typically a quarter to half of those listed on Facebook have been actually showing up.

Several major polls continue to not include Tulsi in their choices--RealClearPolitics, which had previously included Gabbard, stopped doing so this past week, even though they included other candidates recieving zero percent of votes.

Interestingly, in a completely non-scientific, ranked-choice online poll which included all Democratic primary candidates, with responses from 919 people the final results were 1. Bernie Sanders, 2. Elizabeth Warren, 3. Tulsi Gabbard. I find results like that interesting. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to locate it anymore, and the post on reddit linking to it seems to have been scrubbed.

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gulfgal98's picture

interview with Michael Tracey and both said many positive things about Tulsi. A number of people in the chat were highlighting that we need to donate to Tulsi to get her into the debates. Tulsi will be interviewed by Jimmy tomorrow. I think it may be live.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"I am done with it all. Life is just a charade in which we are all unknowing pawns." ~gulfgal98

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She is the only Democrat who will force a debate about foreign policy. I can't vote in the primaries in my state because I refuse to join the Democratic Party, but I'll switch to vote for her if she makes it that far.

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@psychodrew psychodrew! I will be supporting Tulsi as long as she is in the race because her anti-war, anti-regime change stance is my number one issue. Unless we uncouple ourselves from the rampant imperialism and militarism that has infected this country, we can never address the real and apocalyptic issues facing us as a nation and as humanity.

Again, it is great to see you posting.

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Sent her $27 today, so she's now one more closer to the 65,000 total.

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got a lot of pushback for her recent hatchet job on Tulsi"not a progressive on foreign policy".

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chuck utzman

TULSI 2020

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Bye Blue Onyx

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Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

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Michael Tracey just started doing podcasts. For his very first podcast, on March 25 he did a great extended interview with Tulsi Gabbard.

Here's the link to the podcast at Michael's Patreon page:

https://www.patreon.com/posts/interview-with-25630626?utm_medium=social&...

And here's the youtube version:

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If she is having this much trouble getting on the debate stage and rounding up grassroots support, add in little to no name recognition, I think she would lose to Trump. I love Warren with the banksters. I'd love to turn her lose to slice and dice them into a million little pieces along with Facebook and others. Bernie is still the only one and has the best shot of delivering most of what this country needs. If he takes Warren and Tulsi into the White House with him, what a trifecta that would be in my book.

NikkoHouse went after Ana big time. Everybody is on Cenk's ass over Russia, Russia, Russia, Trump, Trump, Trump. Glad to see Tulsi going on the show. I think they are trying to mend fences with the Jimmy Dore crowd, and it will be good for Tulsi too.

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

@dkmich would be confirmed by the senate for SoS. All the Rs and most of the estab Ds would oppose her for her FP errancy. And she's a very long shot to get the D nom of course.

I prefer her over the others, at this very early stage, with Bernie up there and Andrew Yang coming on strong in my book, and I've tossed her a few pesos, but I have no illusions about what sort of miraculous quadruple bank shot would be necessary in order for her to succeed.

Re Liz, the more she gets out of her narrow niche about banksters, and onto other meaty matters like vote suppression and the need to reform the EC, the more I like her. But I don't see her as having what it takes to go womano-a-mano with the Trumpster.

On Bernie, I'd like to see him forthrightly acknowledge his Russiagate support, however muted, or call it a cowardly caving to the chorus of crazy conspiracists in his party. Accept responsibility, acknowledge the damage it's done, the 2.5 years wasted. No passes for him, just as we rightly give no passes for the 8 wasted years of Obama. I'd love to see Bernie go on an indy podcast with an R-gate skeptic -- i.e., not his buddy and R-gate promoter Thom "I'm Conveniently On Vacation This Week" Hartmann -- and get a chance to step up and admit fault. He could have been leading on this issue, as we expect him to be smart and bold on all the domestic issues. Instead he took a political dive and went along with the crowd.

Still with all that, Bernie appears strong in the early horserace, with Beto and Kamala also looking to be early favorites. Liz Warren I think would be the fave pick for VP for Bernie, maybe Beto too.

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As I have posted before, I sent everyone in my email address book an email with a link to her donation page, asking for a donation of one dollar or more, just to get her voice heard, regardless of the candidate they supported.

That covered about ten states, if everyone complied with my request. Some got back to me, telling me that they had donated; others said nothing, either way. Following up with those who did not get back to me would not have felt right to me. But, I did what I could do comfortably.

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they both have strengths and weaknesses but ok.

In any case, this arbitrary benchmark that the Dems have imposed is as stupid as that DCCC "don't primary anyone or you'll get blacklisted" thing.

We suspect, even if Tulsi makes it to the debate, that she and others who aren't approved by the Dem power people will be marginalized, that the bulk of the questions will go to Biden (if he's in), Harris and Beto, with almost as many but not quite as many questions asked of Bernie, while the others will get a few bizarre questions. We'll get "Senator Harris, why are you so popular?" and "Senator Sanders, why do have such a problem with African-Americans?" and "Ms. Gabbard, why do you support dictators in the Middle East?"

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Shahryar's picture

I go over there just to see how crazy they are. They're still Russia!ing and Tulsi's call to move on and deal with real issues isn't popular. Here's an example.

I consider her to be the Jill stein if this cycle. Maybe even Russian funded

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The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

Go to the original post for an update!

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