For John, BLUF: Yes, Rep Gabbard is a Democrat, but I like the cut of her jib. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Washington Examiner, by Reporter Brad Polumbo, 3 March 2020.
Here is the lede plus one:
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard might not be polling well in the 2020 Democratic primary race, but she does add something valuable to the conversation.And here is an update:
Now, after Super Tuesday results show that she placed second and won a delegate in American Samoa, it appears Gabbard may have qualified for the next Democratic debate. If the qualification rules going forward stay the same that they were for the Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina debates, then you would only need to win a single delegate to earn a spot on the debate stage. Under this standard, Gabbard would now qualify.
UPDATE: A Democratic Party spokeswoman suggested on Twitter the party will raise the delegate threshold, calling into question Gabbard's qualification.I think the DNC is missing the boat by sending Representative Tulsi Gabbard to Coventry.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff