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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:27 PM

Tulsi Gabbard campaign in disarray

This is a very interesting article https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/29/tulsi-gabbard-2020-election-1134055

Tulsi Gabbard’s presidential campaign hasn’t officially launched yet but it’s already melting down.

Two-and-a-half weeks after she told CNN she had decided to run for the White House—an announcement that even her own staff didn't know was coming, after weeks of debating the timing of the rollout—the 37-year-old congresswoman has struggled to contain the chaos.

Campaign manager Rania Batrice and Gabbard’s consulting firm Revolution Messaging are set to depart after this weekend’s official kickoff in Hawaii, two sources familiar with the situation told POLITICO. Gabbard is leaning on her sister, Vrindavan, to fill the void.

Meanwhile, the congresswoman is under fire back home after picking a fight with Sen. Mazie Hirono, and a prominent Democratic state lawmaker is already challenging Gabbard in next year’s congressional primary. That means she faces the possibility of losing the presidential race and her House seat as well.

Is revolution messaging the firm that sanders uses? Has this firm selected sanders over Gabbard?

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Reply Tulsi Gabbard campaign in disarray (Original post)
Gothmog Jan 29 OP
Renew Deal Jan 29 #1
JI7 Jan 29 #4
11cents Jan 29 #5
Orangepeel Jan 29 #8
rogue emissary Jan 29 #9
Blue_true Jan 29 #16
Cha Jan 29 #18
Blue_true Jan 29 #19
Cha Jan 29 #20
Gothmog Jan 29 #25
Cha Jan 30 #28
oberliner Jan 30 #36
Cha Jan 30 #39
oberliner Jan 30 #42
Cha Jan 30 #43
chillfactor Jan 29 #2
Caliman73 Jan 29 #13
Blue_true Jan 29 #17
Hortensis Jan 30 #32
tonedevil Jan 29 #3
NightWatcher Jan 29 #7
Gothmog Jan 29 #14
Apollyonus Jan 29 #6
DarthDem Jan 29 #10
msongs Jan 29 #11
UniteFightBack Jan 29 #12
honest.abe Jan 29 #15
Cha Jan 29 #21
Gothmog Jan 29 #22
Cha Jan 29 #23
Gothmog Jan 29 #26
Cha Jan 30 #29
yardwork Jan 29 #24
Cha Jan 30 #30
yardwork Jan 30 #33
Cha Jan 30 #38
yardwork Jan 30 #40
MontanaMama Jan 29 #27
JCanete Jan 30 #31
ehrnst Jan 30 #35
Gothmog Jan 30 #34
we can do it Jan 30 #37
TheFarseer Jan 30 #41

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:34 PM

1. Hirono is running for Gabbards seat?

Doesn’t seem like a promotion.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:39 PM

4. someone else

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:39 PM

5. No. Read it again.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:46 PM

9. The article is talking about Democrat Kai Kahele

and a prominent Democratic state lawmaker is already challenging


Gabbard picked a fight she'd lose with Hirono.

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Response to rogue emissary (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:15 PM

16. I believe that she will lose the primary to Kai Kahele.

He has some things that neither of her past two opponents had, he comes from a well connected political family and he has political experience. She will not get away with refusing to debate him, for example.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:45 PM

18. I hope so! And, he was in the military, Hawaiian NG and

he's an airline pilot.

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Response to Cha (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:15 PM

19. So she has NOTHING on him. Her big selling point was being a Captain in the military. ant

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:18 PM

20. Exactly! And, his father, Gil was evidently

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Response to Cha (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 11:52 PM

25. He looks like a great candidate

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 12:29 AM

28. Keeping fingers And

toes crossed!

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Response to Cha (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 11:38 AM

36. Supporting primary-ing longstanding Democrats?

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #36)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 04:51 PM

39. Oh please.. you have no idea what you're talking about.

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Response to Cha (Reply #39)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:31 PM

42. I must've misunderstood

 

It sounded like you were talking about supporting Kai Kahele attempting to primary Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat who has been re-elected consistently with around 80 percent of the vote.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:38 PM

43. Like I said ... you have no idea what you're talking about.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:37 PM

2. Honestly......

with all of the charismatic faces in the eventual final talented roundup for the Democratic nomination. I think Gabbard and Sanders will quickly fall by the wayside.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:59 PM

13. Gabbard yes. I don't think Sanders will fall quickly.

He has a following that appears pretty loyal. Gabbard not so much. My major concern with Sanders is that he will do what he did last time and stay in longer than he should have. I am hoping that the field narrows down very quickly so that the focus can be on those candidates who have the best shot at winning the nomination and turning toward defeating Trump or whoever ends up as the Republican nominee. I also hope that when Sanders does eventually fall behind, that he directs his followers to really get on board with the Democratic nominee and personally squashes dissent rather than taking aim at the "Democratic Establishment".

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:19 PM

17. I just don't see Bernie being a team player once he loses the primary in 2020.

He is too invested in the "democrats have issues" message that he always spouts. I don't think fighting a common, clear and present danger factors into his decisionmaking.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:35 AM

32. Well stated, and agree entirely. After all, been there, seen that already.

I will never be able to understand the kind of leftists whose focus on the many supposed evils of the liberal mainstream leaves little (sometimes seemingly nothing) left over to worry about what the right is up to, even as the threat grows to existential levels.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:38 PM

3. At what point was it in array? /nt

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Response to tonedevil (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:41 PM

7. ...

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Response to tonedevil (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:04 PM

14. That is a very good question

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:41 PM

6. Gabbard has zero chance of making it past NH n/t

 

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Response to Apollyonus (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:49 PM

10. Yup. I Predict . . .

. . . she'll drop out before then. I'm just hoping she resigns her House seat as well and accepts a position as a token "Dem" on Faux News. Surely a dream position.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:50 PM

11. her hero/secretive guru is threatening to sue everyone who breathes a word thast

doesnt worship him

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:52 PM

12. Just take out 'campaign in' and then it's good.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:08 PM

15. Hardly surprised.

She is a terrible candidate for Democratic Party.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:38 PM

21. From your link, Mahalo, Goth..

Meanwhile, Gabbard has faced a backlash in Hawaii. Her public feud with Hirono infuriated other Democratic politicians and activists in the state. She spent a week apologizing for her past comments opposing gay marriage and work for an anti-gay group run by her father.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser's editorial board weighed in against her candidacy. And state Sen. Kai Kahele, a fellow Democrat, recently declared his candidacy for Gabbard’s congressional seat. Days after he announced, the powerhouse liberal group Daily Kos, which directed millions of dollars to Democratic candidates in 2017 and 2018, endorsed Kahele.

The group called Gabbard “at odds with her party’s core beliefs” in a blistering statement criticizing her on abortion, guns and foreign policy.

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Response to Cha (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:11 PM

22. I was trying to comply with four paragraph rule

There is a great deal of good info in this article

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:25 PM

23. Oh yeah.. you have to. that's why

I brought this info over.. that I am especially interested in.

Mahalo!Shine the Light!

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Response to Cha (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 11:55 PM

26. I bet that you are following this primary race closely

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 12:50 AM

29. You just made me look at his Twitter page.. NICE!!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:27 PM

24. I hope she loses her House seat to a real Democrat.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 12:52 AM

30. Kai Kahele..

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Response to Cha (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 07:04 AM

33. I know! He looks good. Do you think he can win?

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Response to yardwork (Reply #33)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 04:50 PM

38. I have no idea.. but mahina,

who knows more about Island politics, said she thought so.

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Response to Cha (Reply #38)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:15 PM

40. Yay.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 11:55 PM

27. So soon?

Tulsi, we hardly knew ye!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 01:35 AM

31. I wouldn't likely vote for Gabbard over other choices in the primary but this piece sounds like

 


your boilerplate kitchen sink hit job. Everything you can throw at her, whether it connects together or not.

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Response to JCanete (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 11:01 AM

35. What part of "not telling her staff she was going to announce for POTUS" is a "hit job?"

Campaign manager Rania Batrice and Gabbard’s consulting firm Revolution Messaging are set to depart after this weekend’s official kickoff in Hawaii, two sources familiar with the situation told POLITICO. Gabbard is leaning on her sister, Vrindavan, to fill the void.


Is reporting on what is actually going on in her staff "a hit job" and reporting on it "throwing it at her?"

At first, Gabbard had vendors and staffers working through Thanksgiving weekend to get ready for a campaign rollout, only to pull back. Over the next several weeks, Gabbard went up to the starting line again — signaling to her team that a green light was imminent — only to make repeated retreats.

The pattern of false starts continued through Christmas and New Year's, frustrating people who worked through the holidays.

When Gabbard did finally announce she would make a 2020 run, her team was blindsided. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," she told CNN on a Friday night in a pre-taped interview for “The Van Jones Show.”

The Gabbard campaign website was not ready to go live; social media posts weren’t ready to be sent out. And Gabbard hadn’t signed off on the launch video.


How is that not "disarray?"

How is referring to her own words concerning Sen. Hirono "a hit job?" Here they are, in case you missed them:

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/01/09/breaking-news/gabbard-accuses-hirono-democratic-colleagues-of-religious-bigotry/

You're welcome.


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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 09:45 AM

34. Tulsi Gabbard's campaign already loses campaign manager, consultants

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 11:42 AM

37. Good.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:20 PM

41. I like her

But this was just not a good idea. Get to the senate and then think about running for potus

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