Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is officially dropping out of the 2020 Presidential Democratic nomination race. Good riddance and it had nothing to do with being female and a woman of color. It had to do with being a communist, corrupt, and incompetent. She drops out as rumor has it she’s broke and her poll numbers are tanking. Her campaign was also in chaos as her top aide just jumped ship for Michael Bloomberg’s campaign.
“I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life. My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” Harris said in a statement. “I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete.” That was a swipe at Bloomberg.
“In good faith, I can’t tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do,” the California Democrat concluded.
“The development comes after Harris canceled a Tuesday fundraiser at the Paul Weiss law firm in New York City over what her campaign described as a “personal matter,” reports CNBC. The event, which was expected to draw Wall Street investors Marc Lasry and Blair Effron, had not been rescheduled by the campaign.
“In recent weeks, Harris’s campaign found itself at a crossroads.
Kamala Harris is OUT! https://t.co/tlTQJrkeeH
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 3, 2019
“The first woman and first black attorney general and senator in California’s history, the nascent Democrat launched her campaign before 20,000 supporters in Oakland. Despite kicking off her campaign on a high note, her failed path to the highest office in the land failed to generate support akin to top tier candidates such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). A Real Clear Politics average of polls shows her in a dismal sixth place with merely 3.4% of the Democrat primary vote, placing her behind billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“As Harris’s poll numbers began to sink, so did her campaign’s finances. While she managed to raise $11 million in the third quarter, the haul was dwarfed by Biden, Sanders and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Particularity, Harris’s overspending had raised alarm bells inside the campaign and prompted outsider to wonder how long she could remain in the race. In the third quarter, Harris blew $14.6 million but only raised $11.8 million — leaving her with a $2.8 million spending gap. Additionally, her campaign deferred around $900,000 in debts, an accounting trick that inflated her cash on hand.”
To my supporters, it is with deep regret—but also with deep gratitude—that I am suspending my campaign today.
But I want to be clear with you: I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice for the People. All the people.https://t.co/92Hk7DHHbR
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 3, 2019
Harris couldn’t even win her state of California… she was in fifth place behind Buttigieg. When she first jumped in it looked like Harris would walk away with the nomination but through sloppiness and general political incompetence, she cratered and here we are. Oddly enough, she would have been a tougher foe than any of the top players on the Democratic stage that are now left. Money called it in the end as all of them are far wealthier and have bigger donors than Harris had.
The news came as a shock to some of her biggest supporters. Just as Harris was announcing the news internally, a super PAC had cleared more than $1 million in TV ads in Iowa to boost her struggling campaign. The ad, which argued she was the best-equipped candidate to take on Trump, was canceled. And so ends the Harris campaign. No tears here.
I’ve got you. As always.❤️ pic.twitter.com/5OJDT3cDfw
— Douglas Emhoff (@douglasemhoff) December 3, 2019
In a lengthy deep-dive into the California senator’s struggles on the campaign trail, The New York Times on Friday reported that many Harris advisers point to a July debate moment between Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and the senator as “accelerating” her decline in the polls. In that debate in Detroit, MI, Gabbard took aim at Harris’ record as a prosecutor, saying she was “deeply concerned” about it.
“There are too many examples to cite but she put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana,” Gabbard said. Gabbard did us all a huge favor.
I’m so proud of you. I love you. pic.twitter.com/JSK2YemDyK
— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) December 3, 2019
Harris is the first front-running candidate to abandon the race and the third candidate this week to drop out, following Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) and former Rep. Joe Sestak (D).
Michael Bloomberg is a crafty old anti-gun fox. He waited till late in the campaign to take out candidates. He’s literally stealing aides and buying his way into the nomination. I doubt he’ll get it but who knows… Bloomberg looks like a sane mental giant compared to the rest of the Dem field and he would be a formidable opponent for Trump. But there’s no chance he would be the president… none.
Discussing her campaign with “Axios on HBO”, Kamala Harris says electability is the “elephant in the room”, questioning whether America is ready for a woman — and a woman of color — to be president. pic.twitter.com/vykBmAvIhL
— Axios (@axios) October 28, 2019
Harris came into the race with the highest expectations on her, and the biggest entry into the race with 22,000 people at her rally in Oakland at the end of January – but had struggled with internal fighting and money that had almost completely dried up recently
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) December 3, 2019
AP source: Kamala Harris to announce end of Democratic presidential campaign
— Julie Pace (@jpaceDC) December 3, 2019
This just in pic.twitter.com/kiaUCTdKCM
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) December 3, 2019
The curse continues. pic.twitter.com/8rEBnbXK4h
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) December 3, 2019
Thank you @TulsiGabbard for destroying Kamala Harris' campaign
You've done a great service to our countrypic.twitter.com/3kbslQsq8j
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) December 3, 2019