The Reasons Why Kamala Harris Withdrew From The 2020 Presidential Election

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Senator Kamala Harris entered in the 2020 presidential campaign in January.

Like her political career, which propelled her from Attorney General to Senator of California, her campaign quickly placed her among the best Democratic candidates.

And I must admit that she was my favorite because she has long been a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community.

A few days ago, Kamala Harris made the most difficult decision of her life. She withdrew from the campaign, giving up her dream of becoming the first woman and the first black woman to be elected President of the United States in 2020.

This campaign is a personal and professional failure.

But why did Kamala Harris withdraw from the race for the presidency of the United States?

First, many conflicts between her campaign staff affected her chances of success. The candidate’s messages began to be inconsistent. As a result, she struggled to get the voters behind her project.

“In good faith, I cannot tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do,” Harris said in a video announcing her withdrawal. “So, to you my supporters, my dear supporters, it is with deep regret, but also with deep gratitude that I am suspending our campaign today.”

All these internal quarrels caused by her sister and campaign chairwoman Maya Harris and campaign manager Juan Rodriguez did not motivate people to donate.

Realizing that she would have no chance because of a lack of money, she withdrew before going into debt.

“I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign,” she wrote in an email to supporters. “And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete.”

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And she also wants to preserve her political future. However, she did not give up her desire for justice and equality and promised that she would continue to fight Trump. 

“But I want to be clear with you: I am still very much in this fight. And I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice for The People. All the people,” she added in her e-mail.

After this campaign, it won’t be easy for Kamala Harris to improve her image. She will probably have to face the disappointment of those who believed in her.

Photo 1 by David Becker/Getty Images - Photo 2 by Reuters

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