OK, maybe her record in Congress is well to the right of what’s acceptable to be a national Democratic candidate in 2019, and she has a recent history of rabid homophobia and sticking up for authoritarians, but she really has her finger on the pulse of the party now, and what Democrats are looking for is BOTH SIDES DO IT and plenty of it:
Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic candidate for president Tulsi Gabbard said Sunday that her party’s leadership was not blameless for the partial government shutdown that is now approaching a month, accusing both sides of posturing and refusing to compromise.
“The problem here is that this issue, like so many others in Washington, are being relegated to partisan politics,” she said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“Where if a Republican is putting forward a proposal, Democrats are going to shoot it down. If Democrats are putting forward a proposal, Republicans are going to shoot it down, really thinking about which party can call a win on this issue.”
The question now is whether she hires Mark Penn or Pat Caddell.
But at least when she drops out before Iowa her chances of getting an op-ed sinecure have increased significantly!