Kamala Harris is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race. The senator wrote a piece for Medium explaining her decision.
Senator Harris’ Horrible Campaign
“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,” she writes. “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”
The news comes mere days after a resignation letter from one of Harris’ top aides, Kelly Mehlenbacher, was circulated. The letter was obtained by the New York Times and detailed how terribly Harris’ campaign was run.
“This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly,” the letter stated. Mehlenbacher was the State Operations Director for the Harris campaign, and her letter makes clear that the California senator has been in trouble for a long time.
“It is not acceptable to me that we encouraged people to move from Washington, DC, to Baltimore only to lay them off with no notice, with no plan for the campaign.”
The Democratic Field Dwindles
Harris joins 12 other democrats who talked a big game about beating President Trump, then gave up. Among the ranks of the defeated are Beto O’Rourke, Bill de Blasio, John Hickenlooper, Eric Swalwell, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Tim Ryan.
“I want to be clear,” Harris writes, “Although I am no longer running for President, I will do everything in my power to defeat Donald Trump and fight for the future of our country and the best of who we are.”
If Harris could have run a better campaign, she might have been able to rise to the top of the crowded democratic field. But with each democrat that exits the race, you have to wonder if any of them has what it takes to go the distance.