I’m not particularly worried about either of those things. In no universe would we have expected Blue Origin or Dynetics to not file protests, and it’s common practice to suspend the project for a while in cases like this. Starship development will continue, of course, because it’s largely self-funded by SpaceX. The contingency plan is to do what they’ve already been doing. I would very much like to see SpaceX win the lunar contract, as I think it’ll actually accelerate their Mars plans, but it’s not necessary.
As for Harris, I see no evidence at all that she’ll interfere with NASA’s commercial partnerships. On the contrary, your very quote says that commercial development is a top priority. Planetary observation of Earth should also be a significant priority, and tracking of metrics related to climate change is a key part of that.
As an aside, I don’t know why Republicans want to eliminate climate change observation programs. They go on and on about how China and others are lying about their emissions. Fine–let’s measure it and find out. (Of course, I do in fact have some ideas on why Republicans don’t want to measure these things)
NASA’s findings in the source selection document looked fine. I’m sure there are some legitimate quibbles here and there, but the same would be true of SpaceX. I doubt any of them are significant enough to change the outcome.