Still, some on Twitter pointed out that even though Harris's numbers had been shrinking, she's now out of the race while some white men with even lower standings have continued on. "Kamala Harris dropped out of the 2020 race before Tom 'Who? ' Steyer, John 'Who? ' Delaney and Michael 'Why? ' Bloomberg. That is… telling," HuffPost reporter Emma Gray noted. "There’s something really wrong with a system where Kamala Harris can’t make it to Iowa and billionaires with no base and no message are just gliding through," someone else added.
In a tweet she confirmed the rumors were true, thanking those who backed her bid and assuring supporters she'll keep fighting for her values—whether she's on the ballot in 2020 or not. "To my supporters, it is with deep regret—but also with deep gratitude—that I am suspending my campaign today," she wrote. "But I want to be clear with you: I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice for the People. All the people.
The New York Times reports that Harris had written in an email on Tuesday that "she lacked the money needed to fully finance a competitive campaign. " Also, her prosecutorial record had alienated some voters, who couldn't reconcile the fact that Harris had enforced policies that disproportionately affected black communities.
And the 2020 field gets older, whiter, and more male. https://t.co/6DDh112ZSj— Glamour (@glamourmag) December 3, 2019