Once things started to get serious?
The money begins to evaporate and the candidate’s begin to stop dreaming ….
Especially this time for Democrats with one rich guy in the race and one REALLY rich guy spending money like it’s water….
I believe there will be more drop outs as the voting moves to more diverse and biggest states….
Chances are that it will end up STILL being the two predicted to be still standing by Super Tuesday…
And YES Andrew….
The media DOES have a say in who THEY want to win….
Both ARE moderates….
Will their support (It ain’t much) go to Biden, Buttigieg or Klobuchar?
Former tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang announced on Tuesday night that he has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race.
The big picture: Yang, who’s never held public office, centered his campaign on universal basic income, wherein he proposed giving every American over 18 years of age $1,000 each month.
The state of play: Consistent mid-range polling landed Yang a spot on all six of the first debate stages — including as the only person of color in the December and February debate.
- Yang announced his decision in multiple media interviews.
- He had failed to qualify for the January debate. He asked the Democratic National Committee to commission more early state qualifying polls prior to the event, which the committee declined, per The Daily Beast.
- He’d hoped more opportunities to qualify could boost diversity on the debate stage, the Beast notes.
- He later qualified again for the first February debate.
Between the lines: Yang argued he was dismissed by the media as a legitimate candidate,…
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) dropped out of the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday evening, per the AP.
The big picture: Bennet brought a moderate tilt to the Democratic stage, favoring incremental steps to broaden health care coverage versus Medicare for All, and working with a group of Senate Democrats that moved to deregulate banks.
- While such middle-left stances could have been marketable in previous elections, they fell short this cycle. In both polling and debates, Bennet failed to have any major breakaway moments, leaving him off the October, November and December debate stages and solidifying his campaign’s demise.
What’s next: Bennet is not up for reelection in the Senate until 2022….