Professor Tuman: In a Debate, Kamala Harris Would Put Trump 'in His Place Very Quickly'

Thursday, September 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO NEWS AND REVIEW -- Joe Tuman, a professor of political communications at San Francisco State University, said that most Democratic voters primarily want a nominee who can beat Trump. But polls show that most top-tier Democratic candidates could win in a head-to-head matchup, so Harris needs to find a way to differentiate herself from the moderate Biden and the progressive Warren and Sanders.

Tuman said he believes that Trump fears Harris more than he does Biden, Warren or Sanders, pointing out that the president has yet to brand her with a nickname, such as “Sleepy Joe,” “Pocahontas” or “Crazy Bernie.”

“I think truthfully that is not a debate he wants to do,” Tuman said. “The moment he starts doing the nonsense he did last time around, Kamala would put him in his place very quickly.”