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Old 11-27-2019, 09:04 AM
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Democratic drop outs for the remainder of 2019


If anyoneís checked their inbox, youíll notice that youíre getting bombarded with political fundraising emails as we approach the end of November and thatís on top of all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday emails.

The Thanksgiving weekend would be a good weekend for a candidate(s) to drop out as it conveniently is also the end of the month. I assume thatís why Beto dropped out right on the 1st as he realized that October fundraising wasnít enough to keep going on.

Any predictions for whoís next to drop and how many more we will get before the end of 2019? Obviously, the holidays are awful for political fundraising as people are busy with plans and tuning out the news. Plus, most donations are going to charities, not the non-deductible political campaigns.

Might be a bit of a stretch but I think Kamala Harris will drop out. Her campaign has been a mess, theyíve had to massively cut back staff and she just hasnít been able to move in the polls.
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Might be a bit of a stretch but I think Kamala Harris will drop out. Her campaign has been a mess, theyíve had to massively cut back staff and she just hasnít been able to move in the polls.
I agree. The latest poll from her home state of California has her at 10%. If she fails to clear the 15% bar in any state, she won't get any delegates. I rather suspect that she'll prefer to not be the Jeb! Bush of 2020, and will drop out to avoid that humiliation.

Of course there are the inexplicable candidacies: Delaney, Messam, Bennet, Castro, Bullock. Who knows what they're even thinking at this point, but they have to drop out at some time. I might even include Corey Booker on that list as well.

(Incidentally that California poll has Warren at 13%. If she can't get any delegates from California, she's toast.)
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I agree. The latest poll from her home state of California has her at 10%. If she fails to clear the 15% bar in any state, she won't get any delegates. I rather suspect that she'll prefer to not be the Jeb! Bush of 2020, and will drop out to avoid that humiliation.
Don't forget that, in the states with primaries/caucuses before April 1, only about 1/3 (the exact number is 8/23) of the delegates are "statewide"; the rest are divided up by (usually Congressional) districts, where the 15% rule applies just in that district to its delegates.
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So far, only six candidates still qualify for the December debates:
Joe Biden
Pete Buttigieg
Kamala Harris
Amy Klobuchar
Bernie Sanders
Elizabeth Warren

https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...e/?arc404=true
Yang, Steyer and Gabbard are on the bubble. Booker's not even close.
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The only thing I care about is beating Trump. Nothing else matters in this election. If I had the power to unilaterally pick the Democratic nominee, and I had to choose between two candidates, one who had a perfect progressive platform and a 99% chance of winning, and one who was guaranteed to do absolutely nothing for four years but who had a 100% chance of winning, Iíd pick the second guy without a momentís hesitation.

With that in mind, I think Warren should drop out. Sheís polling reasonably well among Democrats at the moment but the Pocahontas thing is going to sink her. Biden should drop out too. Iím convinced his lead is almost entirely based on name recognition and his association with Obama. It certainly isnít because of his debate performances. Heís had five opportunities to persuade people heís the right man for the job but the only thing he seems to be persuading people of is that heís going senile.

Bernie should drop out, too. I love Bernie. Politically, heís my favourite candidate and, unlike Biden, age doesnít seem to have dulled his faculties one bit. But he needs to face facts. Heís almost 80, heís just had a heart attack, and heís a self-proclaimed socialist. None of these things are vote winners. I donít like saying this, and a large part of me would like nothing more than to see him get the nomination. But Iím just not convinced he can win.

Castro, Gabbard, Harris, Klobuchar, Williamson, Bloomberg, Patrick, Delaney, and Yang should drop out. Theyíre not going to win the nomination, let alone the Presidency, and they know it. At this stage theyíre just sucking attention Away from the viable candidates.
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In case anyone cares Messam dropped out last week. I guess it was not big news.
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The only thing I care about is beating Trump. Nothing else matters in this election. If I had the power to unilaterally pick the Democratic nominee, and I had to choose between two candidates, one who had a perfect progressive platform and a 99% chance of winning, and one who was guaranteed to do absolutely nothing for four years but who had a 100% chance of winning, Iíd pick the second guy without a momentís hesitation.

With that in mind, I think Warren should drop out. Sheís polling reasonably well among Democrats at the moment but the Pocahontas thing is going to sink her. Biden should drop out too. Iím convinced his lead is almost entirely based on name recognition and his association with Obama. It certainly isnít because of his debate performances. Heís had five opportunities to persuade people heís the right man for the job but the only thing he seems to be persuading people of is that heís going senile.

Bernie should drop out, too. I love Bernie. Politically, heís my favourite candidate and, unlike Biden, age doesnít seem to have dulled his faculties one bit. But he needs to face facts. Heís almost 80, heís just had a heart attack, and heís a self-proclaimed socialist. None of these things are vote winners. I donít like saying this, and a large part of me would like nothing more than to see him get the nomination. But Iím just not convinced he can win.

Castro, Gabbard, Harris, Klobuchar, Williamson, Bloomberg, Patrick, Delaney, and Yang should drop out. Theyíre not going to win the nomination, let alone the Presidency, and they know it. At this stage theyíre just sucking attention Away from the viable candidates.
So that leaves who? Buttigieg? While I'd be overjoyed at the prospect of the first gay president, if we are looking for a sure win against Trump, I'm not sure he would be my first choice.
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In case anyone cares Messam dropped out last week. I guess it was not big news.
Yeah, I missed that entirely. Maybe raising $5 in the third quarter was his indication that he wasn't exactly rolling to victory.
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Long NYT (possible paywall) article about the failing Harris campaign. Just adds to my suspicion that she’ll be suspending her campaign sooner rather than later.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/29/u...core-ios-share
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So far, only six candidates still qualify for the December debates:
Joe Biden
Pete Buttigieg
Kamala Harris
Amy Klobuchar
Bernie Sanders
Elizabeth Warren

https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...e/?arc404=true
Yang, Steyer and Gabbard are on the bubble. Booker's not even close.
I think Booker's done. Castro's done. Yang, Steyer, and Gabbard will hang around and continue to gadfly their way into the primary season, but they'll be blips on a radar screen.

Buttigieg looks strong but he's got no chance with the African American vote - it is not going to happen. I don't care if he wins in Iowa and NH; the moment the race heads south, it gets ugly for Mayor Pete. I worry that the longer he stays in the race, the more divisive a figure he will be. I actually like Pete, but it's clear that the African American community does not, and will not. And I'd rather avoid a major rift between different elements of the party.

Kamala Harris scored a sucker punch in the first debate but has done absolutely nothing since. She's not even all that popular among African Americans or in her home state of California. I don't see a path forward.

This is basically a three person race between Biden, Sanders, and Warren...but watch out for Mayor Michael. He's a long shot for sure, but he's got the resources, and unlike Steyer, he has name recognition and experience in big league politics. Of course Bloomberg will also have some challenges with people of color going back to his days as NYC Mayor. But if he can successfully court at least some of that voting bloc, he has a snowball's chance.
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Long NYT (possible paywall) article about the failing Harris campaign. Just adds to my suspicion that sheíll be suspending her campaign sooner rather than later.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/29/u...core-ios-share
I read that one of her top staff is joining Bloomberg's campaign. Once you see major defections, it's pretty much over. What's left at this point is deciding how to manage the money that's left so that it can be used in future campaigns. She might be waiting to see if she qualifies for a smaller debate field, which might give her one last chance to get noticed. But she's a long shot at this point.
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:28 AM
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I'm baffled as to why Klobuchar is still in the running. She made the December debate? What the hell? Does she still honestly believe she has a shot at this point?
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Bloomberg may be crazy like a fox, parachuting in late in the game while the others spend their time trying to assassinate each other. We could end up with a billionaire-a-billionaire battle, in which case I'll be asking my doc for anti-depressants.
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The only thing I care about is beating Trump. Nothing else matters in this election. If I had the power to unilaterally pick the Democratic nominee, and I had to choose between two candidates, one who had a perfect progressive platform and a 99% chance of winning, and one who was guaranteed to do absolutely nothing for four years but who had a 100% chance of winning, Iíd pick the second guy without a momentís hesitation.

With that in mind, I think Warren should drop out. Sheís polling reasonably well among Democrats at the moment but the Pocahontas thing is going to sink her. Biden should drop out too. Iím convinced his lead is almost entirely based on name recognition and his association with Obama. It certainly isnít because of his debate performances. Heís had five opportunities to persuade people heís the right man for the job but the only thing he seems to be persuading people of is that heís going senile.

Bernie should drop out, too. I love Bernie. Politically, heís my favourite candidate and, unlike Biden, age doesnít seem to have dulled his faculties one bit. But he needs to face facts. Heís almost 80, heís just had a heart attack, and heís a self-proclaimed socialist. None of these things are vote winners. I donít like saying this, and a large part of me would like nothing more than to see him get the nomination. But Iím just not convinced he can win.

Castro, Gabbard, Harris, Klobuchar, Williamson, Bloomberg, Patrick, Delaney, and Yang should drop out. Theyíre not going to win the nomination, let alone the Presidency, and they know it. At this stage theyíre just sucking attention Away from the viable candidates.
So for you it's between Buttigieg, Booker and Steyer?

Fascinating.
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Bernie should drop out, too. I love Bernie. Politically, heís my favourite candidate and, unlike Biden, age doesnít seem to have dulled his faculties one bit. But he needs to face facts. Heís almost 80, heís just had a heart attack, and heís a self-proclaimed socialist. None of these things are vote winners. I donít like saying this, and a large part of me would like nothing more than to see him get the nomination. But Iím just not convinced he can win.

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/be...-latest-polls/

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaig...socialist-poll

If you like Bernie, then discuss his policies and inform people. You're doing nobody any favors here by spreading the blatantly misleading and malicious narrative "hes too old, nobody likes socialism".
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So that leaves who? Buttigieg? While I'd be overjoyed at the prospect of the first gay president, if we are looking for a sure win against Trump, I'm not sure he would be my first choice.
He's gay? Why don't we start making the same attacks on him as they do Bernie then.


Nobodys going to vote for a gay man. Not going to pull trump supporters by running a gay person against him. Also since you're running a centrist who had virtually 0 support from blacks in my home state, you're losing tons of votes that either go towards independents, or that just aren't cast.

However I can't stop there like most people do with Bernie, I'll talk substance. Theres no such thing as a M4A or choice. You either, A) expand medicare to cover the things insurance does and more, or B) You don't. The whole point is to diminish private reliance and push private insurance into grey areas where certain treatments like cosmetics aren't covered. Any candidate, running on a non-M4A platform is not going to get the nomination it's that simple feel free to disagree but you're wrong, and that's an assertion I'll stand by and put money on.
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A second long article about Kamala Harris’ failing campaign from WaPo. Since it’s Black Friday, I assume both this article and the NYT articles were written earlier and released now since November fundraising is coming to an end.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...39d_story.html
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... should drop out. Theyíre not going to win the nomination, let alone the Presidency, and they know it. At this stage theyíre just sucking attention Away from the viable candidates.
Was the 'S' at the end of candidateS a typo? You've eliminated everyone even close to 1% polling except Buttigieg.

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This is basically a three person race between Biden, Sanders, and Warren...but watch out for Mayor Michael....
The other Mayor, Pete, is now ranked as 3rd-likeliest to be Elected in November according to Betfair.com:
- Trump 42%
21% Biden 12%
20% Buttigieg 10%
13% Sanders 8%
16% Warren 7%
8% Bloomberg 5%
4% H. Clinton 3%
3% Yang 2%
- Pence 2%
- Haley 2%
2% Harris 1%
1% Klobuchar 1%
1% Gabbard 1%
1% M. Obama 1%
The first number is chance to win the D nomination; 2nd number is chance to become POTUS. (Betfair offers bets on two former First Ladies whom Predictwise doesn't deign to include in its summary.)
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Was the 'S' at the end of candidateS a typo? You've eliminated everyone even close to 1% polling except Buttigieg.



The other Mayor, Pete, is now ranked as 3rd-likeliest to be Elected in November according to Betfair.com:
- Trump 42%
21% Biden 12%
20% Buttigieg 10%
13% Sanders 8%
16% Warren 7%
8% Bloomberg 5%
4% H. Clinton 3%
3% Yang 2%
- Pence 2%
- Haley 2%
2% Harris 1%
1% Klobuchar 1%
1% Gabbard 1%
1% M. Obama 1%
The first number is chance to win the D nomination; 2nd number is chance to become POTUS. (Betfair offers bets on two former First Ladies whom Predictwise doesn't deign to include in its summary.)
Mayor Pete cannot win without Black and Latino support, and he's simply not going to get it. Buttigieg is a darling with educated white progressives, which might give him a boost in very white Iowa and NH, but that's where the party ends.
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Joe Sestak is out.
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That's the first I'm hearing that he was even running to begin with.
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Steve Bullock is out.

He kept saying he'd demonstrated he could win in a red state like Montana. OK, let him demonstrate it again by running for Senator.
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Mayor Pete cannot win without Black and Latino support, and he's simply not going to get it. Buttigieg is a darling with educated white progressives, which might give him a boost in very white Iowa and NH, but that's where the party ends.
This. Buttigieg's not going to win the nomination due to his lack of African-American support, and if he won the nomination, it would throw the election to Trump because it would depress A-A turnout.

This is a good example of why betting markets are of limited predictive value.
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If I've counted correctly, we've got 16 candidates now. Had been 17 for awhile, but then Bloomberg and Patrick entered the race, and Messam, Sestak, and Bullock dropped out. Net -1.

So who's still in it?

Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Harris, Yang, Klobuchar, Gabbard, Booker, Bloomberg, Steyer, Castro, Bennet, Delaney (bet you'd forgotten about those last two!), Williamson, and Patrick.

I think I got that right.
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This. Buttigieg's not going to win the nomination due to his lack of African-American support, and if he won the nomination, it would throw the election to Trump because it would depress A-A turnout.

This is a good example of why betting markets are of limited predictive value.
I actually like Mayor Pete - seems like a decent person. But his problem as a candidate isn't the mere fact that he's gay; it's a lack of experience for one thing, and for another, his candidacy for the highest office in the land sends a pretty arrogant and tone-deaf message to people of color considering his controversies as mayor. He might be a white progressive darling, but he's going to get confronted with hardcore reality if he is a real contender come primary season, and whatever happens to his candidacy could have ripple effects.
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Could you actually describe which race-related controversies you're referring to, without looking anything up? Even if you can, I sincerely doubt most people in America can.
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Could you actually describe which race-related controversies you're referring to, without looking anything up? Even if you can, I sincerely doubt most people in America can.
Given that it would be hard to win the Dem nomination without at least decent support among African-Americans, the question is, do they have sufficient awareness of the controversies to put Mayor Pete on their shit-list, whether or not they can describe the controversies without looking stuff up.

ETA: I'm not going to discuss the controversies themselves in this thread, since we've already got an active thread specifically about Buttigieg. See you there if you're interested.

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It's kinda silly to say "You wouldn't know what the controversies are without looking it up." If someone has issues, it's not like their opponents are going to stay silent about them.
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You know what's scary about the Dem race? A dozen candidates have already dropped out, and we've still got 16 left.

The dropouts, in no particular order: deBlasio, Gillibrand, Messam, Hickenlooper, Moulton, O'Rourke, Inslee, Ojeda, Ryan, Sestak, Swalwell, and Bullock.
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Yeah and it's a shame because I think that some of the dropouts would ultimately have better chances in the election than the people who have stayed. Inslee for example, would crush it, IMO. Bullock wouldn't fare too badly either.
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Yeah and it's a shame because I think that some of the dropouts would ultimately have better chances in the election than the people who have stayed. Inslee for example, would crush it, IMO. Bullock wouldn't fare too badly either.
They had months and months to make their impact on Dem voters. If they couldn't do that, how would they do a good job in the general?
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Yeah and it's a shame because I think that some of the dropouts would ultimately have better chances in the election than the people who have stayed. Inslee for example, would crush it, IMO. Bullock wouldn't fare too badly either.
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They had months and months to make their impact on Dem voters. If they couldn't do that, how would they do a good job in the general?
Especially given that, as Christopher Newport University election forecaster Rachel Bitecofer says, "in the age of polarization, elections are all about that base." If they can't get potential primary voters excited about them, they're unlikely to boost Dem turnout in the general election either.
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NBC reporting Kamala Harris is out. No linky yet.
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If anyoneís checked their inbox, youíll notice that youíre getting bombarded with political fundraising emails as we approach the end of November and thatís on top of all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday emails.

The Thanksgiving weekend would be a good weekend for a candidate(s) to drop out as it conveniently is also the end of the month. I assume thatís why Beto dropped out right on the 1st as he realized that October fundraising wasnít enough to keep going on.

Any predictions for whoís next to drop and how many more we will get before the end of 2019? Obviously, the holidays are awful for political fundraising as people are busy with plans and tuning out the news. Plus, most donations are going to charities, not the non-deductible political campaigns.

Might be a bit of a stretch but I think Kamala Harris will drop out. Her campaign has been a mess, theyíve had to massively cut back staff and she just hasnít been able to move in the polls.
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Here's a link to Politico - Kamala Harris Drops Out of Race
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13 dropouts, 15 remaining.

If it weren't for Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick jumping in, we'd be up to .500.
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Given her rapid descent into the single digits, I expected Harris to fade out and call it quits eventually, but I'm surprised that she's doing it now; I figured she'd at least wait until the eve of the primaries just to see if she could pick up anyone else's votes. It leads me to speculate that the pollsters have concluded that she's never going to regain her mojo, and there must be some serious throat cutting within the campaign. I had read somewhere that Harris' sister was the one who was essentially calling the shots (other than Kamala herself) and that this was beginning to be a real source of tension.
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Given that Harris has dropped out, the other candidates who are scrubbing the floor with their poll numbers can't be far behind, eh? Castro, Booker, Bennett gotta go sometime.

I'm guessing the Klobuchar might be waiting for Biden to have a stroke so she can trot out her moderate credentials, but something tells me that as much as the Dems love to hat Mayor Mike's ass, Bloomberg may be in a position to make some noise.
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Given her rapid descent into the single digits, I expected Harris to fade out and call it quits eventually, but I'm surprised that she's doing it now; I figured she'd at least wait until the eve of the primaries just to see if she could pick up anyone else's votes. It leads me to speculate that the pollsters have concluded that she's never going to regain her mojo, and there must be some serious throat cutting within the campaign. I had read somewhere that Harris' sister was the one who was essentially calling the shots (other than Kamala herself) and that this was beginning to be a real source of tension.
Itís all about the money. Iím sure she was waiting to see how November fundraising came in. Harris had a large staff, although sheís been laying them off recently. Sheís a sitting Senator from CA, she canít just screw the staff over next payday when thereís not enough money. December sucks for political fundraising, and that next debate is way too close to Christmas to move the needle. So, she pulled the plug on a busy news day.
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Given that Harris has dropped out, the other candidates who are scrubbing the floor with their poll numbers can't be far behind, eh? Castro, Booker, Bennett gotta go sometime.

I'm guessing the Klobuchar might be waiting for Biden to have a stroke so she can trot out her moderate credentials, but something tells me that as much as the Dems love to hat Mayor Mike's ass, Bloomberg may be in a position to make some noise.
Castro, Booker, Bennett, et al are all running on skeleton staff, so itís easier for them to cling on. None are making the next debate.
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Castro, Booker, Bennett, et al are all running on skeleton staff, so itís easier for them to cling on. None are making the next debate.
When I saw on LinkedIn that a friend had been promoted to be one of the no-names' campaign manager: "oh, I guess everyone else quit." I kept that to myself.
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seems that some people are not happy that the next debate is all white people unless Patrick or Booker qualify.
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seems that some people are not happy that the next debate is all white people unless Patrick or Booker qualify.
Yeah, I am seeing this in the reporting as well: How the field has gone from the "most diverse of all time" to a bunch of white people (again). But unless someone feels Booker really has a shot at gaining the nomination, much less being elected President, the field was going to narrow to a bunch of white people at some point anyway.

I do think there are a number of campaigns circling the bowl, but I can also see why some of them will hang on just a bit longer in case there is an implosion with one of the major candidates and there may be an opening.
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seems that some people are not happy that the next debate is all white people unless Patrick or Booker qualify.
Yang and Gabbard need one more qualifying poll each to qualify. They're not white.
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Gabbard might not be "white" in the sense of "fully European-descended" - but I think she basically reads as "white" to most people. Has she ever referred to herself as being "a person of color"? I don't see any reference to it, googling it, and I doubt she could do so without being called on it.
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Gabbard has a white mother and her father is half European and half Samoan. I guess she is 3/4 white. I also don't recall anyone calling her a person of color.
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I don't think Gabbard and a couple other of the 'also-rans' are going to drop out so long as they stand a chance to pick up votes from others who drop out first. If Klobuchar drops out, for example, I think Gabbard could pick up enough votes from her to keep her in the debates. Keep picking off votes as others fall, and suddenly you are in the top group and then all bets are off.

Also, I think Gabbard has the best chance of beating Trump. I can tell you that she is almost certainly the most-liked of the candidates by people on the right. She's relatively moderate, she's a veteran, and she's accomplished in several areas.

She would also be the hardest person for Trump to attack. If he tries to belittle her (and he will), her military service can be thrown in his face, hard. If he tries to condescend to her, she can make him look horrible. She is also the person most likely to induce stupid errors in Trump.
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Also, I think Gabbard has the best chance of beating Trump. I can tell you that she is almost certainly the most-liked of the candidates by people on the right.
Being the most-liked by the right is hardly evidence of being the most electable. But I do think Gabbard could indeed beat Trump (with the right VP.) She has poise to burn. She is poised to burn (i.e. she is capable of dressing-down opponents very effectively and not looking too bad in the process.) Her looks are definitely an asset. (Yeah yeah, sexist, male gaze etc, it's still true.) But she doesn't have a shot in hell of getting the nomination.

If a genie magically made her the opponent of Trump in the general election, I think she could beat him, yeah. But that's like saying a Ferrari could win the Kentucky Derby.
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Itís all about the money. Iím sure she was waiting to see how November fundraising came in. Harris had a large staff, although sheís been laying them off recently. Sheís a sitting Senator from CA, she canít just screw the staff over next payday when thereís not enough money. December sucks for political fundraising, and that next debate is way too close to Christmas to move the needle. So, she pulled the plug on a busy news day.
That and the fact that she only had a 5% approval rating among black voters. Compare that to Biden, who is polling at 40+% in the same demographic.
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