Andrew Yang’s Campaign May Have Ended

But His Main Message Must Stay On

Abhinav Dholepat


Andrew Yang

The New Hampshire primary brought about new developments in the democratic race for nomination for the presidency of the United States. The most critical of these developments was the suspension of Andrew Yang’s campaign for the presidency. During his campaign he has managed to beat senators, congressional representatives and governors; both in fundraising and reaching the American people with a strong message. The suspension of his campaign further cuts down the number of candidates remaining in the race. However, his fundamental idea about the election must still be taken seriously if the democrats hope to win against Trump in the 2020 election.

“Donald Trump is not the cause of all our problems”

In his speech announcing the suspension of his campaign, Andrew Yang made a fundamental point, one he has made at every opportunity. That, “Donald Trump is not the cause of all our problems”. Every candidate that gave a speech on the night of the new Hampshire primary took shots at Trump saying, to varying degrees, that they could beat him and that Trump doesn’t morally deserve to hold the office of the president of the United States. For Each candidate, positioning themselves as being able to beat Trump seems advantageous. However, when every candidate says more or less the same thing about Trump, it becomes too much bark with no actual bite.

The Path To The Presidency

When we look at the primary results, we that the democratic party is heavily divided. For example, Amy Klobuchar, who was polling at about 6% a few days ago came in 3rd place in the primary with 19.8% of the vote. On the other hand, Joe Biden, who was polling high is now in 4th place. Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, two candidates who are very different in terms of policy have pulled major chunks of the democratic party. In the 2016 election Bernie earned 151, 584 votes in the new Hampshire primary — that was in a two person race with a stark contrast between the candidates. However, with the political field now divided, the democratic party seems to be suffering from choice overload. The…