If there is one thing that Kamala Harris has done poorly during the 2020 primaries, it is showing that she is capable of accepting responsibility for her own actions and shortcomings.
Harris sauntered into the 2020 primaries with an aura of inevitability, which was an immediate turnoff for many liberals who recall the incredible arrogance of Hillary Clinton just 3 years ago.
Then, when confronted with her egregious past actions as a no-nonsense prosecutor hellbent on jailing non-violent drug offenders, Kamala attempted to laugh it off with a lie about “smoking weed and listening to Tupac” that was almost immediately fact-checked by the online hive mind.
Now, as Harris continues to inch ever closer to being booted from the 2020 race, she is again refusing to accept her own role in this fate.
Advisers to Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., believe that her plunge in the polls over the summer was accelerated by a withering attack in a primary debate in July by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, that left the then-front-runner reeling and donors “alarmed,” according to a new report about her struggling presidential bid.
In a lengthy deep-dive into the California senator’s struggles on the campaign trail, The New York Times on Friday reported that many Harris advisers point to a July debate moment between Gabbard and the senator as “accelerating” her decline in the polls.