‘She’s Not Going to Make It’: Fmr Gillibrand Staffers Want Senator to Call It Quits on WH Bid: Report

Two former staffers and a friend of 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said that they believe the New York senator should quit her presidential campaign.

According to a report by the New York Post, a long-time fundraiser for the senator — who is struggling to meet the 130,000 unique donors to qualify for next month’s Democratic debate in Houston, Texas — claimed that many of Gillibrand’s supporters want her to remain in the Senate.

“It would be best if she decided that this was not her time,” the fundraiser said. “Most people that I talk to are very happy with her as their senator and don’t want her to give up her Senate seat and don’t see any realistic traction for her.”

A former senior staffer for Gillibrand in her Senate office said that he doubted “anyone” wanted to see the senator in the next debate and that people find her “performative and obnoxious.”

The former aide also criticized Gillibrand for flipping on issues like the Second Amendment and immigration.

“I don’t know that anyone even wants to see her on the debate stage. Everyone I have talked to finds her performative and obnoxious. She comes across as an opportunist to the public. I think that’s the biggest problem. I think she’ll have to seriously evaluate her campaign and her candidacy if she doesn’t make this debate.”

Another friend of the senator’s said that they do not believe that Gillibrand will “make it” and that she should look for a strategy that “enhances” herself “as she gracefully exits” from the White House race.

“She’s not going to make it,” said another longtime friend and supporter. “What is Kirsten’s reason to stay in? She should find some gracious way that enhances her […] as she gracefully exits and throws her conditional support to whoever does get [the nomination].”

Responses

  1. Most of us would prefer if she stayed home instead of pretending to be a Senator! It’s become pretty obvious that she will do or say most anything to gain more power or advance herself. Better yet, she should go to Venezuela and represent people there!

  2. But these same people think DeBlasio is a better candidate for President. I guess to be a Democratic candidate for 2020, you are supposed to be narcissistic, unrealistic, make absurd comments and promises and set obscure goals. It doesn’t matter that their proven track records show that they have problems controlling funds and can’t explain missing funds, and the only thing they do for the regular joe voters is to raise their taxes.
    I didn’t agree with Gillibrand’s decision to run for President after promising to not do it if she was re-elected. She can’t have her cake (senate seat) and run for President. Same with any of the other candidates who just got elected to their seats and are running for President.

    1. I perceive DeBlasio AND Gillibrand’s decision run to be wildly unrealistic—but I perceived the American electorate was too smart and too sane to elect a man with hundreds of lawsuits for non-payment of services, multi-millions in fines for corrupt business practices. 5 bankruptcies, 26 sexual assault allegations and an Access Hollywood video bragging of sexual assault—my faith in the sanity of the American electorate was misplaced in 2016, so it could be again. The criteria you perceive the D’s are supporting is a word by word description of Trump 2016 and 2020 campaign. “I alone can fix it.” “Mexico will pay for the wall. 100%” “I will balance the budget. I will pay off the national debt in 8 yrs.” “I will repeal and replace Obamacare with a plan that costs less and covers everyone.” “We are building the wall.”

  3. 1st clue that Kirsten was a non-starter: Not one of her *ahem* fellow Dims attacked her. If she’d had anything different to present or looked like a threat they would have.

    Ms. Blonde Ambition is a non-starter and had now revealed herself as a complete liar for flipping on those things she claimed as a senatorial candidate.

  4. >Screwtape<

    Biden being a figurehead, weak and flexible is about as bad as his former weak, inept and spineless boss #44.

    1. There were substantial reasons Barry chose him for VP (had to get those flyover and union votes) but chose Hillary as a successor. Barry knew he was weak and would always be a “never was”.

      Speaking of con-men, isn’t it typical of Barry to buy a huge estate ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD, an island, despite running his mouth about the world drowning due to global warming . It also brings to mind his “How much is enough” lies about wealth.

  5. Even though I despise all demonrats/communists, I want her to stay and tear into kamala harris until she bleeds.

    1. Bob; wasn’t that Tulsi Gabbard who was ripping into Harris?

  6. Promises, Promises she cannot keep. This is like she is in High School running for Student Body President. Making all these stupid promises. This goes for Warren and Sanders and most of the Dems running for President. What losers

    1. Nope. She’ll still have her Senatorial seat to fall back on.

  7. Screwtape & Morte<

    Believe Gillibrand killed her chances to be considered when she began siding with the Socialist Left. In 2008, she was all supportive of the work the NRA was doing to educate and train responsible gun owners. Now, as a Socialist candidate, she condemns the NRA and its' 6 million law-abiding members.

    Stick a fork in her; she's done.

    1. Blonde Ambition has 180’d on more than gun control. She’s completely reversed her stances on amnesty, sanctuary cities, driver licenses for illegals, etc.

      She’s willing to back any Dim agenda item which will get her votes. People and her constituency can tell these are lies of convenience.

  8. There may be a will but certainly there is no way for Ms Gillibrand.

    1. Those aren’t sandals coming down the sidewalk. It’s Kirsten flip-flopping.

  9. Ms. Blonde Ambition clearly has NO shot at the presidency and never did. She should stop wasting her time and $$. At least she got some attention.

  10. I’d like to see them ALL quit and hand it over to Mr. Gaffe-a-Minute Biden.

    During a campaign stop in Keene, NH, an audience member asked Biden how he liked Keene. Biden said “Vermont is nice and he likes Keene”. This mental midget didn’t even know he was in NEW HAMPSHIRE – – – AND HE wants to be our POTUS????? Unreal for a politician to be THAT ignorant!

    1. He’ll be a figurehead, weak and flexible, for whatever the Dims/Left tell him to do. All they need do is give him women to grope.

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