Several of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) former staffers are running out on the presidential hopeful.
According to the New York Post, one former fundraiser for Gillibrand even stated: “It would be best if she decided that this was not her time.”
However, against the wishes of her former aides (and most likely some current ones), she’s still pushing ahead in her decision to make a run for the White House.
Time to Quit
Gillibrand has not come off very well in the first two debates. If it’s even possible, her support seems to dwindle more and more every time she appears publicly.
In some of her most recent interviews, it seems as though Gillibrand has given up all hope, stating she would be open to a spot on any presidential ticket as a vice president. It comes off as desperate, at best.
Her former staffers even say she is not presenting herself well during these debates. One staffer called her debate appearances “performative and obnoxious,” not exactly a ringing endorsement.
Gillibrand has also been highly criticized for her constant shifting in policies to meet the demands of the far left.
As it stands right now, Gillibrand may not even qualify to participate in the third debate. In order to get on the stage, she will need to have 130,000 individual donors. According to reports, Gillibrand needs approximately 15,000 more donors to make the debate stage.
As a way to meet that threshold, the Gillibrand campaign is now offering t-shirts for $1 donation to the campaign. The only stipulation is that a donor must be a first-time contributor in order to receive the t-shirt, something that is noted in the very fine print on the offer.
It would seem to behoove Gillibrand to listen to her former staffers, as she has yet to make even one impressionable moment during the campaign, unlike others in the same situation as she.
For instance, even though Tulsi Gabbard has failed to make a big surge, she is the one widely believed to be responsible for Harris’ big fall in the polls after crushing the former California attorney general on her prosecutorial record. Gabbard, by the way, will be on the stage for the next debate, as she has already qualified.
Listen to your people, Senator Gillibrand, and go back to representing the people of New York full time because your hopes of becoming president are going to have to wait for another day.