Why did Kamala Harris Drop out of the 2020 Election?

...and who remains in the Democratic debates?


On December 3, 2019, California senator, Kamala Harris, dropped out of the 2020 presidential election. She claimed it was one of the hardest decisions of her life, but her campaign simply did not have the financial resources to continue.
She says in a video while addressing her supporters that “it is with deep regret, but also with great gratitude that I am suspending our campaign today. But I want to be clear with you. I am still very much in this fight, and I will keep fighting everyday for what this campaign has been about: justice for the people, all the people. Our campaign has been about fighting for people whose voices who have not been heard or who are often ignored, and we will keep up that fight.”

Her dropout forces the Democratic party to look at the reality of the situation. While Kamala Harris represented the future of the Democratic party as she was a African American female, the six candidates who will be on the primary debate stage on December are all white.
The candidates left are
Senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren
Former Vice president, Joe Biden
Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg
Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders
Senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobachur
American philanthropist, Tom Steyer

The Los Angeles Times reported that
“The absence of any candidate of color in the top tier is a point of consternation for many Democrats at a time when African American and Latino voters have become some of the party’s biggest constituencies and crucial to its hopes in defeating Donald Trump.”

Axios published that “Harris publicly questioned whether her failure to gain traction was the result of America being unprepared to elect a woman of color….there is a lack of ability or difficulty in imagining that someone who we have never seen, can do a job that has been done 45 times by a person who is not that person”

However, most believe this not the case.The problem was that Kamala Harris did not have enough support to keep the money coming as she was having trouble gaining support especially in states such as Iowa. It is not a problem of race or color because as Charlie Kirk, the founder of Turning Point USA, said “If Michelle Obama ran, she would do very well as she is very well supported. Harris did not drop out because of what she looked like, she just did not have enough support backing her campaign”.

The next Democratic Debate will take place on December 19th, 2019.