[Ed. – You mean Nancy Pelosi’s stirring salute to the founders (read: slave owners) and the Constitution (outdated piece of garbage that allows lunatics to own guns) was all wasted charm?]
The benefit of being an outsider candidate is that you are freer to speak your mind than, say, a senator who is beholden to the party line.
That was part of the appeal of then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016, and it is likely the same reason why tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang has been able to make a real go of it in the 2020 Democratic primary.
Yang, who polls in sixth place according to the RealClearPolitics polling average, solidified his “outsider” bona fides this week when he came right out and said impeachment is a “loser” issue for Democrats.
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Just imagine Sens. Cory Booker or Amy Klobuchar, both of whom trail behind Yang in the polls, saying the same. They might actually have to vote on impeachment.
Yang’s remarks about impeachment came amid a freewheeling interview with journalist Matt Taibbi and writer Katie Halper.