March 8, 2020
It’s hard to say who a Tulsi third party run would hurt more – Trump or Biden.
At first glance, you’d think it’d hurt them equally.
The field for Democrats has significantly narrowed over the past month, going from almost two dozen candidates in the beginning of the race to just three: former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and a name that has, at times, been left out: Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
Gabbard, despite failing to come in first place in any presidential primary in the country, has stressed she’s staying in the race. She is facing an uphill battle to get to the 1,991 delegates needed to secure a nomination for the first Democratic convention ballot.
When asked by ABC News why she’s continuing her bid, Gabbard said this campaign is “an opportunity to speak to Americans every single day about the sea change we need in our foreign policy.”
On the campaign trail she has talked at length about the cost of war, also noting the physical and financial toll of war.
“In Afghanistan right now, we’re spending $4 billion of your taxpayer dollars every month,” Gabbard said. “This money could be used here.”
Who knows if she will decide to run third party.
But I don’t really see how that could be a bad thing.
It would force Trump to address the issues of his base, and force Biden to talk more like Bernie, as both would be afraid of losing votes to her.