Andrew Yang, a businessman who has managed to gather a collective of fervent supporters and Michael Bennet, the Senator of Colorado both, dropped out of the presidential election.
What We Know:
- Andrew Yang, the now-former Democratic candidate, showed tremendous promise with his collective of passionate supporters. The businessman gave his campaign a run for its money championing a universal basic income guarantee. Yang’s guarantee would accommodate adult Americans with a monthly check for $1,000.
- Sadly, it looks like an improbable achievement. The now-former presidential hopeful withdrew from the race, announcing the news before the collection of the New Hampshire primary results; and, Yang’s press secretary confirmed the decision.
- According to Slate, due to this being Yang’s first political race; the businessman’s inexperience caused him to have uncomfortable moments on the campaign trail.
- Yang expressed, “If I become persuaded that there’s a particular candidate that gives us a superior chance of beating Donald Trump, and I think it’s important to make that opinion known, then I would consider it for sure.”
- The now-former presidential hopeful suggested that he’d consider becoming another candidate’s running mate or presidential Cabinet member.
- Bennet pulled in weak poll numbers, which correspondents are still in inquisition about. How exactly did Bennet outlast other popular candidates in the election?
- On another note, Bennet, a former school superintendent, managed to raise his national profile during his bid, but he paddled along while others sped ahead.
- Slate furthermore expressed, the concurrent reasoning for his political withdrawal is a matter of his brother James Bennet. James, a New York Times editorial page editor, will have to get back to work in earnest, as he no longer is required to recuse himself from the opinion section’s 2020 coverage.
- Bennet posted on Twitter regarding his withdrawal.
I love our country. I love the idea of democracy. And I want to pass it on to the next generation.
I feel nothing but joy tonight as we conclude this campaign and this chapter.
Tonight wasn’t our night. But New Hampshire, you may see me once again.
— Michael Bennet (@MichaelBennet) February 12, 2020
There are eight major Democratic candidates left in the race, five men and three women: Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren.