Hey All--slow 3 or 4 days on the Tulsi front. No updates on donor numbers or new campaign appearances. Oddly enough, there have also been no new polls (state or national).
The Tulsi2020 campaign continues to gain unique donors, closing in on the magic number. As of tonight, Tulsi has 61,029 of them, and needs only 3,971 more to get into the Democratic debates. That's only 97 new donors per day through May 14.
Tulsi's interview with Jimmy Dore is now on YouTube in two parts. Pretty decent interview (almost 150,000 views on the first one!).
Just a very quick update. The number of new donors Tulsi has gained in the last few days has been accelerating greatly each day. She has now recorded 57,292 unique donors of the 65,000 needed for her to be in the debates. That leaves only 7,708 new donors needed, or 176 new donors per day through May 14. No question she will reach that end goal now.
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.
UPDATE, MARCH 25: The Tulsi campaign obtained 1,643 new donors yesterday (Sunday)! Nice to see things continue! Only 17,516 more donors needed!
Well, she has been definitely closing the gap! In the last 4 days, Tulsi has gone from needing about 27,000 new donors to now needing 22,525. The deadline is also now defined: May 15.
See the email from the Tulsi campaign today:
It looks as though they have 200 donors from at least 20 states (which is another one of the requirements), which is cool.
Got to see Tulsi in person at Bronco Billy's Pizza Palace in Fremont, CA yesterday. There were well over 100 people there (probably less than 200) and it was standing room only with people in an overflow next door. The energy was amazing, with people very pumped.
KPFA RADIO APPEARANCE
Yesterday morning, Tulsi gave a 20-minute interview on Flashpoints on KPFA radio.
For those of you who were earlier seeking more detail about what she would do as commander-in-chief, and if she is really a secret shill for the military-industrial complex, I think this is the clearest interview yet about what she would do and has done in that area.
Tulsi did very well tonight on the CNN Town Hall.
A variety of questions. She managed to avoid being dragged into the loaded questions--in some ways, I was looking for more detailed responses. In other ways, I was actually pretty impressed how she avoided the traps. But overall, very much a thumbs up.