Kamala Harris Touts Tough Image as Her 2020 Presidential Campaign Slips in Key Early States

Harris’ national press secretary, gave the story—and several similar takes throughout the day—a retweet. 

“This now has 5 million views,” Lily Adams, Harris’ communications director, wrote on Twitter, linking to a C-SPAN video that showed the full exchange between Harris and Barr.

But far outside Washington, on the presidential campaign trail, Harris is receiving less attention. 

…While strategists and activists agree it’s hardly too late for the California senator to pull off a surprise victory, warning signs are popping up for her campaign in Iowa and beyond. 

“In June she said we were going to be seeing her a lot,” Drahozal said. “We have not heard back from her directly.”

…“If the strategy is New Hampshire is not important to their campaign, that’s an OK strategy, but don’t get mad when people point it out,” one Democrat who has long worked in the state said.

…“For Kamala, what happened in these states is that she didn’t stake out a lane and stay focused in that lane,” one Democratic strategist in the state unaffiliated with any campaign, said. “I think she underestimated the strength in the black community of Joe Biden, and she underestimated the strength of the progressive community” for Warren.

Kamala Harris Touts Tough Image as Her 2020 Presidential Campaign Slips in Key Early States

The world inside the DC bubble is often not reflected in the real world. You cannot campaign in South Carolina or New Hampshire the same way you do in California. Both of these points seem to have eluded the Senator’s organization. If she still wants to be President of the United States -as opposed to, say, President of California- she would do well to heed them.

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Irate mom calls for teacher’s ouster after he cuts student’s hair as punishment – New York Daily News

A New Hampshire mother is calling for the removal of a teacher who she said grabbed her daughter and chopped a chunk of hair when she wouldn’t stop playing with it.

Irate mom calls for teacher’s ouster after he cuts student’s hair as punishment – New York Daily News

sigh…

History and Hoping for a New Hampshire Miracle

Even though it flies in the face of all the glib certainties TV pundits are fond of proclaiming …[is that] it is too soon to be writing off anyone with a credible record and proven history of winning elections (with the strong exception of Bill de Blasio and Tulsi Gabbard).

…I recall pundits declaring with voice-of-God certainty in late summer of 2015 that the only Republicans who could plausibly win the 2016 nomination were Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.

New Hampshire voters, in particular, are late deciders—and, even then, mercurial in their selections. 

“Most New Hampshire voters aren’t really paying attention yet,” said pollster Andy Smith, the director of the University of New Hampshire’s Survey Center. 

…TV [and] print [news] would rather ballyhoo the shallow preferences of voters who are, in truth, still undecided than admit how much of the 2020 campaign is still in flux.

…The secret of winning a presidential nomination—or coming tantalizingly close—lies in peaking at the right moment. …”t’s a lot better to pop in January than to pop in August.” 

The Also-Rans Hoping for a New Hampshire Miracle | The New Republic

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