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Gabbard at heart of the Dems’ problem

Jan 17, 2019 - Orange County Register (California)

This year, it seems every Democrat with a minimum of name recognition is considering running for president. For the party, the surge of enthusiasm comes with a few risks. The biggest is a messy, intra-party fight. And so far, the worst sign of the consequences of that conflict is the early effort to torpedo the nascent campaign of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.

Gabbard isn’t like the Democrats’ typical candidates. But she’s not one of the restive moderates or the activist socialists, ...