Although the October 15th DNC presidential debates witnessed a record number of participants on stage, the forum didn’t attract a record number of viewers. Some pundits claimed CNN, who hosted the debate, was the “biggest loser” Tuesday night as the event was the lowest-rated Democratic primary debate so far this election cycle.
Liberal VOX claimed there were five winners and three losers in the October presidential debate. Two of their listed winners were actually issues: Opioid Epidemic and Universal Basic Income. They also felt the session was too lengthy: “long — three hours that sometimes felt much longer — and absurdly crowded, with 12 candidates onstage, a record for a televised presidential debate.”
VOX claimed the presidential candidate winners were Bernie, Liz Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. In the Loser column, VOX listed Joe Biden, Tulsi Gabbard and the issue of Free Trade.
Yet this is a review from the Political Left. Regarding who may or may not sit in the White House January 2021, this really isn’t important. The nation is divided into two camps or tribes: Trump Supporters v. Trump Haters, who basically are Anybody But Trump.
As Trump Supporters have teased, the president likely could shoot someone in the street and they would continue their support. These voters are illustrated in the RED area to the right. At the same time, for the Anybody But Trump set of voters in the BLUE area on the left, there’s probably nothing Donald T. Trump could do that would ever change their minds and earn their support. These two groups are locked today and will pragmatically remain fixed through November 2020.
Therefore, the battle for president and who will sit in the White House January 2021 is now a contest to capture the “hearts & minds” of voters in the MIDDLE — or gray area above. Whoever wins the majority of this group likely will prevail in Election 2020.
VOX and liberal publications that assess presidential candidate popularity from the Political Left are shortsighted. Regardless what survey respondents say today, nearly all will support whichever of the twelve candidate ultimately becomes the Democratic nominee.
And the Democratic candidate who is MOST LIKELY to unseat and defeat the current occupant of the White House is the candidate who can attract the most voters from the Middle segment and possibly convince the greatest number of current Trump Supporters to defect and vote blue.
Who is that candidate? Tulsi Gabbard
Tulsi (39%) is highly favored in a two-to-one margin over the closest challenger, Andrew Yang (19%). Mayor Pete is third (12%); Liz Warren fourth (7%); and Amy Klobuchar (6%) rounds out the top five.
To the Anybody But Trump crowd, if you want to dethrone a sitting president come November 2020, your best best will be the American-Samoan U.S. Representative from Hawai’i.
“As she proved with Kamala [Harris], she’s more than willing to say the thing other people are definitely not willing to say.”
Democratic strategist Julia Barnes
Bernie loyalists remember it was Tulsi who resigned her VP position within the DNC during primary season of 2016 due to their cheating of Candidate Sanders. Her commitment to the integrity of the election process earned her tremendous respect across the nation. She spoke Truth To Power, which is not an easy thing to do inside the Democratic National Committee.
Tulsi has also taken a more reasoned position about possible impeachment of the president. She said last week she supported the inquiry after reviewing Trump’s comments and actions regarding Ukraine yet has remained critical of other Democrats’ rhetoric on impeachment — especially of impeachment references in fundraising emails sent by a number of other candidates.
Those Democrats are “further dividing our already fractured country,” Gabbard tweeted. “Please stop.”
Tulsi began public service in 2006 as a legislative aide for then U.S. Senator from Hawai’i Daniel Akaka in Washington, D.C. In March 2007, she graduated from the Accelerated Officer Candidate School at the Alabama Military Academy. She was the first woman to finish as the distinguished honor graduate in the Academy’s 50-year history.
Tulsi served in a field medical unit of the Hawai’i Army National Guard in a combat zone in Iraq from 2004 to 2005 and deployed to Kuwait between 2008 to 2009. She was among the first women ever to set foot inside a Kuwait military facility. Tulsi was also the first woman to be honored for outstanding work in its training program.
On October 12, 2015, Tulsi was promoted to major from captain at a ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and continues to serve as a major in the Hawai’i Army National Guard.
Tulsi’s commitment to aloha and uniting an extremely divided America makes her a wise choice for voters. It is clear to all who are paying attention that nothing of significance is getting done as leaders such as Speaker of the House Pelosi and the president bicker each day. For the sake of America’s future, the next resident of the White House needs to appeal to voters on both sides the isle.
Tulsi Gabbard, as of October 2019, seems to be the most qualified candidate to accomplish the important goal of uniting America. Visit her website. What do you think?
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