Whatever voodoo the Democratic Party has employed seems to be working.
The Democrats needed their 2020 primary field to whittle itself down in a hurry, especially after the mess of the Iowa caucuses, in which two candidates declared victory – with neither of them being establishment darling Joe Biden.
Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary contest is now ever more important, with the future of the Democratic race hanging in the balance.
Perhaps understanding that a quickening was upon us, Andrew Yang has dropped out of the race.
“We have touched and improved millions of lives and moved this country we love so much in the right direction. And while there is great work left to be done, you know, I am the math guy, and it is clear tonight from the numbers that we are not going to win this race,” he told supporters on Tuesday night.
“I am not someone who wants to accept donations and support in a race that we will not win. And so tonight I am announcing I am suspending my campaign for president.”
Over the campaign, Yang rose from relative obscurity and built a loyal following of supporters, known as the “Yang Gang.”
Yang’s claim to fame in the race was a proposal regarding universal basic income, in which the candidate promised every American $1,000 per month simply for existing.