Kamala Harris Screens Iowans, Iowans Offer Rebuttal
(DES MOINES) – Kamala Harris is set to participate in a CNN Town Hall in Iowa tonight, fresh off announcing her presidential bid. Like Gillibrand and Warren before her, Harris is struggling to find a base as Iowans grow tired of out-of-touch liberals jetting in from the East and West coasts. What’s more, she’s filling her first town hall with prescreened Iowans and shutting out interested caucus-goers – not a great strategy for a candidate desperate for more support.
Not addressing Iowans directly has been the downfall of many presidential candidates before her. Maybe Harris is afraid of what she’ll hear:
Kamala Harris is struggling to find Democrats to support her as Biden steals her thunder
- Despite launching Harris’ political career, fellow California Senator Dianne Feinstein said that her choice for president “would be Joe Biden.”
- Here in Iowa, her poll numbers are slipping – she fell from 9% to 4% in the latest Iowa poll: “Biden remains top for Democratic 2020 nominees, but O’Rourke gains while Harris and Warren shrink”
Kamala Harris should learn from her own rhetoric
- In a recent speech, Harris rebuked “powerful voices who are trying to sow hate and division among us,” saying “we have got to reject that.”
- But during the Kavanaugh hearings, Harris edited a video to make his remarks on abortion and birth control seem more sensational, going so far as to claim his nomination was about “punishing women.”
- She received widespread criticism from both sides of the aisle, with The Washington Post giving her claim Four Pinocchios. The Post also advised her fellow Democrats to “drop this talking point.”
Kamala Harris was a bad prosecutor and would make an even worse President
- In a recent op-ed in The New York Times, a Loyola Law School Professor bashed Harris’s record as a district attorney, claiming she “fought tooth and nail to uphold wrongful convictions that had been secured through official misconduct.”
- In addition, “Harris was criticized in 2010 for withholding information” about a technician who was accused of “stealing drugs from the lab.
- The author added that Harris “needs to radically break with her past” if she wants people to vote for her.