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Politico: ‘No discipline. No plan. No strategy.’: Kamala Harris campaign in meltdown

Trojita

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Campaign manager Juan Rodriguez is taking the most heat for the failings, but his defenders point their finger at the candidate's sister, Maya Harris.

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/15/kamala-harris-campaign-2020-071105



BALTIMORE — Kamala Harris’ campaign is careening toward a crackup.

As the California senator crisscrosses the country trying to revive her sputtering presidential bid, aides at her fast-shrinking headquarters are deep into the finger-pointing stages. And much of the blame is being placed on campaign manager Juan Rodriguez.
After Rodriguez announced dozens of layoffs and re-deployments in late October to stem overspending, three more staffers at headquarters here were let go and another quit in recent days, aides told POLITICO. Officials said they’ve become increasingly frustrated at the campaign chief’s lack of clarity about what changes have been made to right the ship and his plans to turn the situation around. They hold Rodriguez responsible for questionable budget decisions, including continuing to bring on new hires shortly before the layoffs began.
Amid the turmoil, some aides have gone directly to campaign chair Maya Harris, the candidate’s sister, and argued that Rodriguez needs to be replaced if Harris has any hope of a turnaround, according to two officials.
“It’s a campaign of id,” said one senior Harris official, laying much of the blame on Rodriguez, but also pointing to a leaderless structure at the top that’s been allowed to flail without accountability. “What feels right, what impulse you have right now, what emotion, what frustration,” the official added. The person described the current state of the campaign in blunt terms: “No discipline. No plan. No strategy.”
While staff ire centers on Rodriguez, his defenders argue he has stood loyally by the candidate despite being relegated to a role akin to deputy campaign manager to Maya Harris. They say he’s had to get Maya Harris’ buy-in even on routine decisions, which were often slow to materialize, further undermining staff’s confidence in him as a supervisor.
“From the outset of this race, he has had all the responsibility with none of the authority. He’s been managing this race with at least one, if not two, hands tied behind his back,” a senior campaign official and longtime Harris hand said of the Rodriguez-Maya Harris dynamic. Rodriguez’s decision to keep mum amid criticism from staff is evidence of his devotion to the candidate, his defenders said.
During a recent meeting, aides pressed Rodriguez and Maya Harris for answers about campaign strategy. At one point during the more than two-hour discussion, Maya Harris herself turned to Rodriguez and challenged him in front of about 20 staffers, and several more listening in by phone. Rodriguez seemed unprepared for the exchange, according to people present. They walked out with little consensus about how to prioritize upcoming events and strategy around advertising.
 
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monegames

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Harris wasn't plannig to have a real campaign. She probably thought she would coast through the primary on oppression points alone. Then the DNC would take care of the actual election.
 
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infinitys_7th

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Meltdown? That’s not the only downing she did to get to where she is at.
All you all do is attack her personal life, just posting memes and talking about how an oppressed Jamaix womyn de colores had to please the patriarchy to make it in this hegemonic society. It is not like her only accomplishment was poleriding to the top.

She arrested a lot of dangerous potheads and sent them to prison for decades. She fought for a mentally disabled gay black man who was attacked by awful racists online because he did not drop his Subway when he was horribly assaulted by two men of a different shade of skin. She helped criminalize horrible criminals who distribute leaked confidential materials in California, although her efforts to call it the HILLARY Act, in honor of a victim of leaks, were in vain.
 
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All you all do is attack her personal life, just posting memes and talking about how an oppressed Jamaix womyn de colores had to please the patriarchy to make it in this hegemonic society. It is not like her only accomplishment was poleriding to the top.

She arrested a lot of dangerous potheads and sent them to prison for decades. She fought for a mentally disabled gay black man who was attacked by awful racists online because he did not drop his Subway when he was horribly assaulted by two men of a different shade of skin. She helped criminalize horrible criminals who distribute leaked confidential materials in California, although her efforts to call it the HILLARY Act, in honor of a victim of leaks, were in vain.

 
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