The timing of these anti – @KamalaHarris stories stink. Senator Harris easily won the last Democratic debate. Her rival Butteig has crashed and burned with African-American voters in a performance that can only be described as abominable.
Butteig’s (white) campaign press people and staffers have responded to black criticism by calling it inauthentic, while his backer Zuckerberg dines secretly with Trump. Harris has a growing swell of black support. We can expect to see more in South Carolina.
@SenKamalaHarris is the candidate @realDonaldTrump fears the most. ‘Justice is on the ballot’ is a great slogan and it’s terrifying to Trump. If ever we needed a prosecutor, now is the time. Harris is my favorite candidate, @JoeBiden my second.
In ALL the recent surprise Democratic victories, the margin of victory was not swing voters turning blue, it was additional African-American turnout. Literally every single one of them. Without black voter enthusiasm the Dems will lose to Trump. Simple as that.
Butteig will never have that enthusiasm. Nor will @eWarren whose healthcare plan is ludicrous. Sanders isn’t a thing. Forget it. The candidates left who can get that enthusiasm are Biden, Harris and @CoryBooker .
I decided that Senator Harris is the best candidate after seeing for myself on Twitter how much Russia hates her. They hate Harris and Biden more than any others. They detest them both. They coordinate messaging against them, often using US persons on the BernieBro alt-left.
I will not say Harris has made no mistakes. She made one large mistake early and that was to go after @JoeBiden , something I am sure she regrets. But in other ways she’s merely improved. A better health plan, better outreach and better debates, where she *ended* Tulsi Gabbard.
As a woman I find it beyond sexist that Pete Butteig, young mayor of a small town with no experience, and no, zero, African-American appeal, is putting himself forwards against three woman SENATORS. It’s depressing, and it’s breathtakingly selfish.
But the coordinated stories against Harris is where I came in. I was an MP, and I know a paid PR campaign when I see one. After Harris’s superb last debate and Butteig’s black failure, Harris’s enemies are afraid of South Carolina. Zero chance this was coincidental.
Maybe the Kremlin and Harris’s many other enemies, like Zuckerberg and Trump, will be successful and throttle her campaign in its cradle. But I truly hope not. She is intellectually a powerhouse. She has energy. Harris-Mattis is my dream ticket, Biden-Harris a close second.
I fight Russian information warfare and have a healthy respect for their taste in enemies. #Kamala2020 is what they most fear. She has my support until the day she stops running or wins her second term. And I predict one way or the other Senator Harris makes the ticket. Ends.