Kamala Harris just made it official.
She is suspending her campaign and dropping out of the 2020 race for the Democratic nomination.
She had a lot of issues as a candidate but in the end she basically just ran out of money.
She released this message on Medium:
I am suspending my campaign today
Eleven months ago at the launch of our campaign in Oakland I told you all: “I am not perfect. But I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity. I will speak the truth.”
And that’s what I have tried to do every day of this campaign. So here’s the truth today.
I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life.
My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.
I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete.
In good faith, I can’t tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do.
So, to you my supporters, it is with deep regret — but also with deep gratitude — that I am suspending my campaign today.
Watch the video:
It has been the honor of my life to be your candidate. We will keep up the fight. pic.twitter.com/RpZhx3PENl
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 3, 2019
Some people on the left are freaking out because this is going to mean that the next debate will only have white candidates:
Kamala Harris officially ended her campaign today, which means that all of the candidates who currently qualify for the December Democratic debate are white (Sanders, Warren, Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, and Steyer).
White supremacy is not just a Fox News problem, folks.
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) December 3, 2019
Harris dropping out leaves the Democrats with an all-white debate stage for December — Biden, Sanders, Warren, Steyer, Buttigieg, Klobuchar
The Democratic Party has created a process with includes Steyer but excludes Cory Booker.
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) December 3, 2019
Very fitting that Kamala would drop out and the myriad of rich white dudes whose names people can’t even remember are staying in
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) December 3, 2019
It really had nothing to do with race.
Harris just wasn’t a very good candidate.