Path to the presidency may be tough: political analyst weighs in on Gabbard's chances
Hawaii U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said she's seriously considering making a run for president. Although she hasn't officially announced her candidacy, political analyst Neal Milner says it will be a tough campaign.
Hawaii U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said she's seriously considering making a run for president. Although she hasn't officially announced her candidacy, she just wrapped up a trip to New Hampshire and was previously in Iowa. She's also reportedly working on a book, steps political analyst Neal Milner said will help her gain national attention.
"There's a sort of a dance that people who declare or are thinking of declaring for the presidency go through," said Milner.
But he adds it'll be tough.
"It's very, very hard for a member of the House of Representatives to become a presidential candidate," he said.
Throughout history, there have only been a few candidates who jumped from a seat in the house to the oval office.
He also said money is essential; this race will be about who can raise the most. Gabbard will have to rely on campaign donations and fundraising because, like Donald Trump, she may not have the backing of party leaders.
Also, she may face some well known Democrats. He tossed around a few names like Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, California Senator Kamala Harris, and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. Both Harris and Booker said they will make a decision on a presidential run over the holidays.
Milner said Gabbard as a congresswoman may not have the same superstar status or the money of some of her potential opponents. He adds, although she's making some early moves now, she will need name recognition.