(PoliticalLookout.com) – Andrew Yang, the businessman promising the country $1,000 per month no-questions-asked, has suspended his campaign. The Democratic Party candidate announced his decision to end his campaign after polling badly in the New Hampshire primary.
In a speech after the results were released, Yang said, “I wanna give a special thank you to my rock, my wife Evelyn, who’s been with us every step of the way.”
Referencing his campaign slogan, “Math,” Yang said, “You know, I am the math guy, and it is clear tonight from the numbers that we are not going to win this race.”
Yang explained that he did not wish to continue accepting donations for a campaign that he will not win, potentially a dig at other candidates who continue campaigning despite an extremely low chance of picking up votes and delegates in future primaries.
In an interview with POLITICO, Yang explained, “There was a part of me that thought that we might be able to win this race and get this done this cycle.”
“And so there’s a lot of disappointment because when you’re goal-oriented and you’re a builder, it’s very hard to pay yourself on the back and say, job well done, if you didn’t win. But rationally and objectively, I know that we’ve done something unprecedented and remarkable.”
Yang, along with Tulsi Gabbard, as a Democratic candidate that refused to demonize Trump supporters. For this reason alone, he gained widespread support and praise, even from those who disagreed with his socialist policy proposals.
Zach Graumman, the Yang campaign manager, told the press that advisors began discussing the end of his presidential bid when it became clear they were likely to suffer another big loss in New Hampshire, after Iowa. Yang didn’t want to “drag it out,” according to POLITICO, but has not ruled out the possibility of running again next time.
With Yang out of the race, it poses a question about the viability of the Elizabeth Warren campaign. After being considered one of the biggest contenders, Warren suffered embarrassing defeats in both Iowa and New Hampshire. After being beaten by Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg, Warren’s team will no doubt be discussing her chances and viability.
But she has still yet to drop out of the race.