Andrew Yang – FIRST moves after suspending his campaign
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When Andrew suspended his campaign on February 11, 2020, when it became clear he did not have a clear path to the presidency, the question for many in the Yang Gang was: what comes next?
CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR – GREAT PIVOT
In a surprise move, Andrew joined CNN as a political commentator and today brought his usual optimism, clarity, and candor to CNN with pre and post Democratic Debate analysis.
This probably should not have been a complete surprise as I argued previously that the mission for Andrew hasn’t changed. He ran for president not because he wanted to, but because he felt compelled to. Running for POTUS provided him the largest platform to talk about the fourth industrial revolution and the importance of passing the universal basic income (UBI) or Freedom Dividend. With that path no longer a viable option, the the idea of UBI still far from being mainstream (and perhaps cannot wait until 2024), another path needed to be taken.
So drafting off a large existing media platform like a large cable news network like CNN would be both impactful and doable! Staying in the public eye and being paid for it is a very good landing spot as he and his team determine next steps. Being a CNN commentator provides a foundation to pivot to other opportunities and mediums to continue to his mission.
WHAT IS THE CAMPAIGN UP TO? MERCHANDISE STORE NO LONGER A FIRE SALE
What is Andrew and his team up to? Andrew has said about 1 week ago that over the next 2 to 6 weeks next steps about a new beginning would be announced. Joining CNN was not it (see Zach’s, Andrew’s campaign manager hilarious tweet). So we are still waiting.
Yet, after discounting all campaign merchandise shortly after suspending the campaign, twitter user Tony Yen, noticed some merchandise went back to regular priced. Deliberate? Human error? Time will tell!
GREAT TO SEE ANDREW YANG BACK
Since many of us have gone through Andrew Yang withdrawal, it was great to see Andrew back even if in a different capacity. He isn’t running for POTUS currently and that’s not a bad thing. Super Tuesday hasn’t happened yet AND stranger things have happened, so continue to vote for Andrew in the primary election. He’s still on the ballot in most states.
Unlike other candidates who have since dropped out, Andrew does not need to go back to Washington DC to be a senator. Andrew will continue to be in the public eye through November when the general election happens as a CNN commentator AND he has time to continue his mission while resting, reassessing, resetting, before restarting. I guess 1 week off, is all that he needed!
WHAT WILL HE DO NEXT?
Whatever is most impactful for him to continue his mission.
Should be a very interest next few weeks and months ahead!
Emotionally, here we go again.