Andrew Yang drops out of presidential race

Andrew Yang drops out of presidential race
Andrew Yang on the campaign trail. Mediaite video

[Ed. – Another shrunken head for the collection.]

Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur with no previous political experience who evangelized a universal basic income and warned of the perils of automation, ended his longer-than-long-shot bid for president on Tuesday night after a yearslong campaign that endured even as those of members of Congress and governors dropped out.

Speaking to supporters inside a ballroom as New Hampshire’s primary results were coming in, Mr. Yang said “endings are hard” and that he had intended to stay in the race until the end.

“I am the math guy, and it’s clear from the numbers we’re not going to win this campaign,” he said. “So tonight I’m announcing that I am suspending my campaign.”

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Mr. Yang had spent considerable time and resources in the state and was banking on the support of its many independent voters.

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