“This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly," : (You get two guesses)
November 29, 2019 at 10:56 PM - Views: 65 #232280
‘Flailing … teetering’: New York Times and Washington Post declare Kamala Harris doomed
by Mike Brest | November 29, 2019 10:23 AM
Both the New York Times and Washington Post published stories arguing that Sen. Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign is on uneasy footing and nearing a collapse.
Harris, despite declaring her candidacy in front of over 20,000 people in January, has experienced a significant dip in the polls in recent months in part because voters still have questions about who she is and what she supports.
The Post reported, “As a result, her candidacy is now teetering, weighed down by indecision within her campaign, her limits as a candidate and dwindling funds that have forced her to retreat in some places at a moment she expected to be surging,” and labled her campaign “flailing.”
The Harris campaign recently laid off staffers to the ire of those left in the offices. Campaign manager Juan Rodriguez was pelted by questions from other members of the campaign following those layoffs earlier this month. Kelly Mehlenbacher, the Iowa operations director, roasted Rodriguez and Harris’s sister Maya, who’s also the campaign chairwoman, in her resignation letter. She has since joined the Bloomberg campaign.
November 29, 2019 at 10:59 PM #232281
Harris faces uphill climb amid questions about who she is
November 28, 2019 at 1:56 p.m. EST
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Sen. Kamala D. Harris had everything she needed to make her pitch. Big yellow cutout letters spelled “Justice for the People” on the stage behind her. White folding chairs splayed out ahead of her, most of them filled, and their occupants seemed happy to see her. Nothing smelled of a flailing campaign.
“I’m spending a lot of time in what I am now thinking of and considering to be my second home, South Carolina,” Harris told the crowd, drawing some nods of approval.
“I’m also spending a lot of time in Iowa,” she added.
It was typical of Harris and her campaign, which has often displayed a desire to be everything to everyone that has instead left voters with questions about who she is, what she believes and what her priorities and convictions would be as president.
November 29, 2019 at 11:01 PM #232282
How Kamala Harris’s Campaign Unraveled
Ms. Harris is the only 2020 Democrat who has fallen hard out of the top tier of candidates. She has proved to be an uneven campaigner who changes her message and tactics to little effect and has a staff torn into factions.
By Jonathan Martin, Astead W. Herndon and Alexander Burns
Nov. 29, 2019 Updated 9:20 a.m. ET
WASHINGTON — In early November, a few days after Senator Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign announced widespread layoffs and an intensified focus on Iowa, her senior aides gathered for a staff meeting at their Baltimore headquarters and pelted the campaign manager, Juan Rodriguez, with questions.
What exactly was Ms. Harris’s new strategy? How much money and manpower could they put into Iowa? What would their presence be like in other early voting states?
Mr. Rodriguez offered general, tentative answers that didn’t satisfy the room, according to two campaign officials directly familiar with the conversation. Some Harris aides sitting at the table could barely suppress their fury about what they saw as the undoing of a once-promising campaign. Their feelings were reflected days later by Kelly Mehlenbacher, the state operations director, in a blistering resignation letter obtained by The Times.
“This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly,” Ms. Mehlenbacher wrote, assailing Mr. Rodriguez and Ms. Harris’s sister, Maya, the campaign chairwoman, for laying off aides with no notice. “With less than 90 days until Iowa we still do not have a real plan to win.”
November 29, 2019 at 11:06 PM #232290MistaPParticipant
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in part because voters still have questions about who she is and what she supports
“who the literal hell are you and what are you doing on my doorstep?”
November 29, 2019 at 11:23 PM #232311SatanParticipant
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“third presidential campaign” could be interpreted to mean “the first two didn’t make it”. So……. this person was a Camp Weathervane refugee, perhaps?
And if Scamala treats her staff worse than Hillary… that’s gotta be pretty bad.
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November 30, 2019 at 1:10 AM #232362N2DocParticipant
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Figured it was SKamela. Either her or KrowBusCar…
November 30, 2019 at 2:22 AM #232382sadoldgirlParticipant
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Well, well well: The WP and the NYT don’t like her?
Yet, they don’t say anything like that about Klobuchar?
November 30, 2019 at 2:22 AM #232383Flying SquirrelParticipant
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November 30, 2019 at 5:02 AM #232416Snort McDorkParticipant
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I’m pretty sure I heard something go BOOM the other day.
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