Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a town hall for the American Federation of Teachers in Detroit, Monday, May 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Well, it finally happened. Kamala Harris has officially dropped out of the presidential race. In a letter to supporters early Tuesday, Harris explained she had looked at the situation from “all angles” and could not see a viable way forward. It was a move many expected in recent weeks, but months ago when Harris first announced her candidacy it was inconceivable that this moment would come so soon, if at all. The California senator was an early favorite to win lead the pack. Many thought she could win it all.
Except me. I never thought that and I always found it perplexing when Republicans and right-wingers would tell me they feared she was one of the few candidates who could actually give Trump a run for his money. I knew better, and said so to the surprise (and sometimes scoffing) of others. I can tell you the exact moment I knew Kamala Harris would run for President…and I can tell you the exact moment I knew she’d lose. In fact, they were the same moment.
The second Senator Harris opened her mouth to speak at the Kavanaugh hearings I knew for sure she was planning a run. The next second I knew for sure she would lose. As she launched into her question/campaign speech, looking down her nose at a man who had done nothing wrong but have the bad luck to be appointed by Big Bad Orange Man, reveling in her camera-ready, nasally righteous indignation I suddenly realized who I was looking at…