The self-proclaimed “top-tier” candidate in the Democrat primary has dropped out of the race before the first vote was cast.
Earlier today, Kamala Harris announced that she was withdrawing from the race.
Time to Quit
The Harris campaign has been in the news over the last few weeks for all the wrong reasons.
The capper was when it was revealed that after only recently hiring workers, then asking them to move, Harris laid them all off.
This led to the resignation of one of Harris’ top staffers who told all in her resignation letter.
The former staffer noted that in the three campaigns she had previously worked, she had never seen campaign staffers treated so poorly.
Harris never commented on the remarks or the resignation, letting her campaign manager take all the heat.
While all of this was going on, Harris was slipping further and further down the polls.
Earlier today, Harris finally called it quits with a statement that read, “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.
“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.
“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.”
Where It All Went Wrong
In the early stages of the campaign, Harris was considered among the co-favorites in the race.
She drew first blood against Joe Biden, which gave her a small push after the first debate, but it was also her comments in the post-debate interview that I have always pointed to as the beginning of the end for her.
Tulsi Gabbard also drew some blood during that debate, raising questions Harris failed to answer.
When Harris was questioned about it after the debate, she not only dismissed those concerns again, she came off as arrogant, stating, “I’m obviously a top-tier candidate, and so I did expect that I would be on the stage and take hits tonight, because there are a lot of people who are trying to make the stage for the next debate.”
She was more or less dismissing Gabbard’s claims simply because she was polling better at the moment.
As it turns out, though, Gabbard is the one left standing and even though she also does not have a path to the nomination, she surely lasted longer than the arrogant Kamala Harris.
Goodbye and good riddance.