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General News    H3'ed 3/20/20

Tulsi Gabbard Finally Ended Her Increasingly Quixotic Campaign

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By Nathaniel Rakich (538.com)

Gabbard entered the race in January 2019 with an intriguing profile: a woman of color, a military veteran, a millennial who advocated for new voices within the Democratic Party. She resigned as vice chair of the Democratic National Committee in 2016 to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders.

What set Gabbard apart was how long she stayed in the race despite not winning more than 4 percent of the vote in any contest except tiny American Samoa (where she was born). 

Upon dropping out, Gabbard also endorsed former VP Joe Biden, despite the fact that her 2016 pick, Sanders, is still in the race. 

It would also seem to foreclose the possibility that Gabbard will run as a third-party candidate in the general election, perhaps splitting the Democratic vote and throwing the election to Trump.

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This is a shallow bit of media spin against Gabbard. It does not even mention the Elephant In The Room, the DNC and the entire mainstream media baiting and bashing her and her campaign.

Submitted on Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 at 5:38:21 PM

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FYI, OpEdNews has a 900 character limit on how much can be excerpted from an article like this, which was considerably longer in the original. The excerpt here used up almost the entire 900-character limit. The purpose is of the link was to provide the first news on the OEN site (to my best belief) of her exit from the race. Readers could then easily visit the original link or, as you did, leave a comment on OEN to make a pet peeve. You want to demonize the DNC and ignore her lack of support among actual voters. Your choice, fine. For myself, I supported her with a modest contribution for her antiwar views on Syria and elsewhere. From a news standpoint ("man bites dog," etc.,) the excerpt noted her endorsement of Biden after previously endorsing Sanders in 2016. That's what's called news. Others can make their interpretations. But if you support her views wouldn't you want to know her decision? Here are some other parts of the original column not included for lack of space: "She did not contest multiple key states on the primary calendar, including Iowa, where she did not hold a public event after Oct. 24, 2019. "And although her withdrawal from the race may be a mere formality at this point, it is symbolic because she was the last major presidential candidate who was nonwhite, as well as the last woman in the race. America's first elected female president will have to wait at least four more years. Another less significant but more surprising streak will also continue: With Gabbard's departure, Democrats still have never nominated a presidential candidate from the West."

Submitted on Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 at 12:37:28 AM

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