Andrew Yang Drops Out, Tulsi Should Too


I want to congratulate Andrew Yang for running
a good clean campaign, but yang has ended his campaign. Andrew Yang deciding to drop out of the presidential
race after receiving just 2.8% of the vote in this week’s New Hampshire democratic primary. Andrew Yang said for many months, he’s not
here just to run a good campaign. He’s here to be the nominee and to defeat
Donald Trump and to be president. And we knew months ago that he did not have
a path to that nomination. Many of his supporters, a good people I’m
sure, insisting via email and Twitter and Reddit and YouTube and all of those platforms
insisting to me that yang will be the nominee. Iowa will be a catalyst for growth, which
will propel him in New Hampshire, which will propel him. And you know, you got the idea, this is the
end of the road for Andrew Yang. However, sending a series of tweets yesterday
saying, I am so proud of this campaign. Thank you to everyone who got us here. We’ll be back and re tweeting his wife’s tweet,
quoting him sort of like an inception sort of thing from his concession speech where
he said, being your candidate has been the privilege of my life. This was the right move and I’m glad that
Andrew Yang has done the right thing mathematically. He did not have a shot at this point in time. He’s clearing the space. I am glad that Andrew Yang ran though. He, uh, appeared on the program early. Once he started getting more attention, he
started ignoring us. Okay. I don’t hold it against him. He still ran an issue based campaign. We didn’t have to agree about every policy. We didn’t have to agree about the implementation
of every single policy, but he ran on the issues and he is gone. Now in terms of other people that should drop
out. Looking at the results from last night, you’ve
got Tom Stier who grabbed 3.6% of the vote in New Hampshire. But remember Tom Stire is actually polling
really well in South Carolina because he’s just been pouring money in and STI or likely
is going to get delegates in South Carolina, so I think Syrah can justify staying in at
least until South Carolina to see what kind of delegates he gets, see what happens then
and then decide if he has enough momentum to keep going into super Tuesday or whether
it’s time to get out. He could pick up enough delegates in South
Carolina to maybe end up with some negotiating power at the convention or to get some kind
of an exit endorsement deal from a different candidate. I don’t know, but he at least has a path to
some delegates a tool. See Gabardi yesterday got 3.3% of the vote
she should get out. Remember, Stier is viable in South Carolina
based on polling tool. C is not polling viable in any primary that
I was able to find. Not only those tools do not have a path to
the nomination. I don’t see tools. See having a path to a single delegate right
now. I don’t see any point in her staying in. She at least tweeted yesterday, late last
night that she’s continuing st quote. My deepest thanks goes out to all of our incredible
supporters in New Hampshire and across the country. I am so grateful to you all about to lay my
head down here in Charleston, get a few hours sleep and then continue sharing the message
of our campaign in South Carolina and beyond. She should get out. Then you have Deval Patrick who got 0.4% yesterday. Nice guy, our former governor here in Massachusetts. I’ve interviewed him a few times even though
every time he thinks my name is Mark, I don’t hold that against him, but he should get out
and Michael Bennett last night actually getting out announcing that he is ending his campaign
for president. So really, uh, yang and Bennet already got
out. Stier is likely going to get some delegates
in South Carolina. So I see him staying in. Make sense. Tool seat and Deval should get out right away. Let me know what you think. Tomorrow we’re going to go through the math
that increasingly points to what contested convention, and here’s the really important
thing to understand. If you are the democratic establishment and
your goal is not so much about, well we really want Joe to be the nominee versus we really
want Amy to be the nominee. If your goal is just, we don’t want it to
be Bernie and probably we don’t want it to be Warren, you have an asymmetrical path to
victory. It is very similar, and I use this analogy
last week, if you were in a football game and you were up seven points, you don’t need
to prevent the other team from scoring. You just need to prevent a touchdown. The other team needs a touchdown in order
to win. So you have asymmetrical strategies. The authentic needs to get over the goal line
and get a touchdown because they’re down seven the defense can actually play a defense where
you would even allow some gains and a field goal potentially, but you’ve got to make damn
sure that there isn’t a touchdown. That is the asymmetrical situation right now
in terms of the Progressive’s versus the establishment in the democratic primary. Uh, the, the, as the cap to my Sharpie flies
off, um, if you want to prevent Bernie from being the nominee, you know that super delegates
get to vote on the second round at the convention. You merely need to prevent Bernie from getting
enough delegates to secure the nomination. So it doesn’t really matter if the delegates
all go to Biden or Amy or if they split enough delegates to prevent Bernie from winning on
the first ballot. Your path is simply to keep this thing going
and keep people picking up enough delegates that Bernie doesn’t get them all. Tomorrow we’re going to look at the math. We only have two primary so far, but so far,
if the same trend continues, if support does not consolidate, um, we are rapidly heading
towards a convention in which, um, there, there will likely be a second round of voting
required. So that’s on tomorrow’s program. We’ll have continued coverage of yesterday’s
and you have the results on our Instagram page. Make sure you’re following us there at


100 Responses

  1. Robert Dickson

    February 13, 2020 8:25 am

    I think it's fair to say she has had a media blackout suppressing her platform. Most people don't seem to really know she is running. I can understand why she would want to continue, even if it's to just be a thorn in the side of the media that has blocked and intentionally misrepresented her, Bernie and Yang.

  2. Sinshine

    February 13, 2020 8:36 am

    I'm looking at that list and all I can think is "Michael Bennet is still in the race? Who the fuck is Deval Patrick?!"

  3. kimberly b

    February 13, 2020 8:41 am

    Yang was a good guy with good intentions. I admire him. Tulsi should be next. At this point her candidacy is downright silly. A waste of time.

  4. pittkendoka

    February 13, 2020 8:43 am

    tulsi wont dropout till she runs out of money. she's running to raise her name recognition. she dosent care about anyone but herself.

  5. Mark Whippy

    February 13, 2020 9:02 am

    If Tulsi wants to help America, she should drop out and endorse Bernie. There’s no reason for her to keep running, she’s only taking votes away from Bernie.

  6. Carl Howard

    February 13, 2020 9:15 am

    If gabbard drops out, we'll never hear Pakman refer to her – bizarrely – as "Toolsi" again. Or as the YouTube captions state it, "Tool Seat."

  7. Steve Sinner

    February 13, 2020 9:47 am

    I love the idea of Tulsi wasting her money. It shows her level of intelligence 😂🤪🤣🤪😂🤪🤣🤪😂🤪🤣🤪😂🤪🤣🤪😂🥴🥺🤪😂🤪🤣🤪😂🤪🤣🤪😂🥴🥺

  8. Ganga Style

    February 13, 2020 10:02 am

    I feel like Tulsi is running just to shade hilary, and to get a spot in a cabinet if a progressive win, maybe secretary of state or something along those lines

  9. Jesse Dominguez

    February 13, 2020 10:24 am

    You get less than 3% of YouTube views… You should close your channel. Stupid take?? Yeah so is yours idiot

  10. Greg K

    February 13, 2020 10:29 am

    David is going full Bro now. I guess that's where the views are. I miss the more rational David. A contested convention is a disaster if the objective is to win the general election because it would create a bad and divisive image in voters' minds. The Democratic party will get behind Bernie if he wins enough delegates just to avoid a contested convention. But he has to win. If he comes in second, and the other candidates drop out beforehand and put their delegates behind another candidate, that candidate will win. That's how primaries work.

  11. martialme84

    February 13, 2020 10:53 am

    05:18 Your sharpie is so much smaller than TRUMP´s!
    I bet that is why you hate him so much. You are just jealous, david (little sharpie) pakman!

  12. Jesus Yuca

    February 13, 2020 10:54 am

    You are so politically blind. That’s why I stopped watching you David. Bernie’s campaign needs Tulsi to deal with foreign policy… Didn’t you notice that Bernie was horrible at foreign policy until Tulsi came into the spot light? We need the voice of a veteran calling out the sham that is our foreign policy. If not Bernie would have to much to fight against. The military industrial complex is the biggest player in our corrupt politics and because of Tulsi the conversation has changed. The insurance companies, healthcare system, big tech and NRA are babies compared to the military industrial complex. We need to end these ridiculous wasteful wars where we the American people are the main losers here domestically. Just look at the numbers. Where is our country’s wealth mainly going? Not to mention the atrocities that people are dealing with where our military industrial complex has stolen their goods, destroyed their cities and killed so many people. We cannot begin to bring real good change domestically until these wasteful wars and coups toppling leaders across the world are ended. Do your research this is something MLK junior, JFK and others have pointed out.

  13. Avalaw 19

    February 13, 2020 11:00 am

    How you tyt, tim black etc. Think your helping Bernie by telling people they need to get out is beyond me.. This is exactly why many of us wont support Bernie and will just write in andrew yang or Tulsi.. Some of you so called progressives are worse then the msm.. Is Bernies med4all gonna ever get passed, really?? Nope.. I've donated a few hundred dollars to Tulsi's campaign and the fact it looks like she wont win does not make me regret it one bit.. There are people listening to her message who will run for Senate congress and as mayors and governors in the future as a result of her and her message.. It seems as though most progressives have become like the establishment minions they say there against.. 😂😂

  14. A Clockwork Black

    February 13, 2020 12:04 pm

    David is kind of an asshole the way he dismisses Tulsi. I don’t support her. But I don’t see why he reserves this special disdain for her and not for Biden, buttigieg or Klobuchar. She’s a better candidate than them, IMO, but David has this special disdain for her for some reason?

  15. Dan A

    February 13, 2020 12:07 pm

    If the centrist split their delegates and Bernie Sanders has a strong lead going into the convention he has to be the Nominee or the DNC is responsible for giving us 4 more years of Trump. Voters won't stand for the olargacry telling us we can't have the candidate with the most voters support. The Democratic party has to respect democracy!!!

  16. Booker DeWitt

    February 13, 2020 12:15 pm

    Sanders/Yang vs Trump/Pence?
    Not even a fair fight. The two smartest guys in the race vs Pvt Bonespurs and his Yes Man.

    What I would give to see that debate…

  17. Eric Tan Swee Beng

    February 13, 2020 12:28 pm

    America is NOT A DEMOCRACY!! Its a Plutocracy! The definition of a plutocracy is a political system where the wealthy govern. When the richest people have all of the power in a society and make all of the political decisions. They will do ANYTHING in their power to maintain the status quo or exert influence to change outcomes in their favor. Why do Americans continue to be naive and believe in American Democracy? If America truely wants change they must rise up and continue to support Yang and promote his ideals! As Yang said, ITS JUST THE BEGINNING!!

  18. Justin S

    February 13, 2020 1:39 pm

    Tulsi is a spoiler candidate. The only reason the maga dipshits like her is because she's tight with Modi the fascist. Yang's only appeal was UBI. Imagine how quickly they quickly they would've dropped him if Trump proposed $1100 a month.

  19. Michelle M

    February 13, 2020 1:45 pm

    Sad for Yang, I think he still achieves a lasting legacy for normalizing the concept of UBI and pulling the Overton Window to include it

  20. valjean76

    February 13, 2020 2:14 pm

    Pundits raising the possibility of a contested convention are just filling time. This happens every primary and it almost never happens. This is silly.

  21. Dfuher D

    February 13, 2020 2:31 pm

    Just a warning to u Americans, dont fall into the "Bernie cheated of nomination" black hole again, if he doesnt win in the end. While its too soon to say either way after only 2 states, so far the numbers are not on his side. The only reason, Bernie won, is coz the moderate vote was split. And Im sorry, but as an accountant I can tell u, that when the vote for moderate candidates in the first 2 states amount to around 60% and 65% in contrast to the vote for progressive candidates at around 35% and 40% respectively, then there is no majority for the progressive wing. Right now, the only way, I see for Bernie winning the nomination, is for him to keep scraping together most of the progressive votes, while the moderates keep splitting, which would bring him to a contested convention with the most delegates, but not a majority. And it would still be very difficult, coz as each round of votes at the convention moves forward, and candidates get eliminated/withdraw, he would still need to attract some of those votes from eliminated moderate candidates, rather than those votes going to another moderate candidate.
    I know, Im probably gonna get a lot of vile, hateful responses to this comment (which I wont bother reading), but this is not for or against any candidates, its simply math. And u need to not be blinded by what u want rather than face reality. Regardless of Bernie's good showing in the first 2 states, there are still many problems ahead, including his bad polling amongst non white voters, and numbers point to a majority of moderate voters atm, coz so far Bernie has not brought out all those new voters, he claimed, he would. If that changes, then the numbers will change, and so will my analysis. But I strongly warn against putting the cart b4 the horse.
    And if Bernie ends up not being the nominee, I also strongly warn against once again falling for the Republican, Russian troll backed, conspiracy theory of Bernie getting cheated. Numbers clearly state, that he was NOT cheated in 2016, and this time he and his campaign have gotten all the changes to the convention, they wanted, so u cant both get all ur demands fulfilled and then still cry foul. Or I guess, u can, but that would be both against reality and in service of the Republicans.
    Like Yang, Im a numbers person, and whether u like it or not, thats what the numbers say right now.

  22. Krzysztof Willman

    February 13, 2020 2:32 pm

    Yang is forward thinking, generated tremendous momentum, is generally well liked by many, and he's only in his 40s.

    We'll definitely be seeing him again soon whether it's as mayor, a cabinet member or even VP/president someday.

    The talks about UBI & his other futuristic ideas are only gonna grow louder this decade.

  23. Sigmaairav

    February 13, 2020 2:59 pm

    There are four possible outcomes for this election cycle, 4 possible outcomes for bernie. Only one of those outcomes is a positive one.

    outcome 1: The ideal situation in which Bernie wins the nomination and becomes potus, overcoming all obstacles

    outcome 2: Win or lose, more likely if win; Bernie is murdered by some deranged lunatic or hired corporate thug

    outcome 3: Bernie wins nomination but loses general due to having election stolen from him and electoral college screws him over

    outcome 4: Bernie fails to get the nomination due to DNC and corporate fuckery in spite of winning popular vote

    If the election is stolen from him at any point, what will America do about it? Will the people just sit there with their thumbs up their asses and let their democracy be spat upon yet again and remain slaves to the oligarchy? Or will people get off their lazy asses and rise up in huge numbers to march on DC in the the single biggest mass protest in US history since the civil rights movement?

    When every law and convention that was established by the founders to run the government as a democracy are ignored and eviscerated by oligarchy, what will the people do about it? What can the people do about it?

    When every single democratic effort that is made to elect sane and not greedy progressives to change the system and fix it for the people is foiled by the sheer corruption of those who seated themselves in power through greed and lawlessness, what can we do then to stop them and return the country to a functioning social democracy like in the FDR days?

  24. Kevin Marks

    February 13, 2020 3:03 pm

    Sorry if Yang didn't come back on your show, you know, the most important show on YouTube because he was busting his ass campaigning. Petty remark dude.

  25. Thoss Yonbur

    February 13, 2020 3:08 pm

    Tulsi supporter here… thanks for posting this it helps me learn to better control my impulses. She indeed most likely won't win as always understood… I support her as a type of protest message… donors are voluntary so I am ok with that as well. Carry on David! Independent media voices such as yours as well as Candidates with independent perspectives are important in this age!

  26. Om Peace

    February 13, 2020 4:10 pm

    Thanks for your opinion.
    Here is mine. I supported Bernie last time, Andrew this time
    Bernie should have never entered the 2020 race. He should have put his influence behind Tulsi from the beginning. He is a great activist but a poor leader (which he clearly demonstrated in 2016) who is standing in the way of progress.

  27. Draum

    February 13, 2020 4:14 pm

    Someone here told me Klobuchar needed to drop out and Yang would be the nominee. When I mentioned that didn't really make sense because she had higher polling numbers, he said it was made up and actually 80% of voters would support Yang. I guess that wasn't really the case…saw a lot of delusional 'I'd only vote for Yang or Toolsi' people too, kind of weird.

  28. DivineVTDragon

    February 13, 2020 4:38 pm

    Yang has stated multiple times that he is more than willing to back whoever the candidate is. If he's smart he'd endorse Bernie now and if Bernie is smart he'd scoop Yang up for a cabinet position.

  29. john Warring

    February 13, 2020 4:40 pm

    Tulsi will stay in David.  Tulsi and Bernie are playing the long game.  Tulsi is picking up Republicans that are on the fence and will bring them to Bernie when the time comes.  Miss pronouncing her name so much is a little disrespectful David and it is beneath you.  She doesn't need to pick up any delegates she just has to keep speaking to Republican voters and try to sway them.  This is a planned strategy between Bernie and Tulsi.  Just a heads up, please get ready for Bernie picking Tulsi as VP and don't cry about it when Bernie announces it.  🙂

  30. Lawrence & Diana Gunn

    February 13, 2020 5:10 pm

    I have to disagree. Why hold on to outdated, establishment controlled systems of thought. People who think they will change the system by playing with establishment rules are just crazy. With yang and tulsi out of the game, all you have left (besides bernie) are corporate controlled politicians. The idea that after just two states voting (two of the whitest states in America) you drop out, that's just crazy. The establishment will now lie, cheat and steal votes. Corporate politicians will now gang up on Bernie. Vote blue no matter who will accomplish two things. Democrats will lose the election and the rich will win. Corporations and the rich will continue to ruin this country. If you think the establishment will let Bernie run, you're just delusional.

  31. JM1993951

    February 13, 2020 6:56 pm

    I thought Tulsi had already dropped out. Or am I just remembering her turning down a debate that she didn't even qualify for?

  32. Money buys Pizza

    February 13, 2020 7:42 pm

    He should get out she should get out they should get out you we should get out everyone get out #getout

  33. Erik Schaefer

    February 13, 2020 7:44 pm

    Yang seemed like a good guy and could be a good future candidate after some experience. His fans however are completely delusional to think he was suddenly going to catch fire and become the Dem Candidate

  34. MrWhit30

    February 13, 2020 7:51 pm

    Bernie needs to pick up at least 1/2 of the Tulsi/Yang crowd. Thats a percentage point or 2. Trump will get the other 1/2 at least.

  35. ETC Flyers

    February 13, 2020 7:52 pm

    Where is Bloomberg in this? Personally I like the Sanders / Klobuchar ticket. Of course a lawn chair is a huge improvement over criminal trump. Too bad about Yang but I am sure he will be a key figure in the new AMERICAN administration to come.

  36. Petitio Principii

    February 13, 2020 8:08 pm

    Could Hillary Clinton come up out of nowhere and declare herself the nominee again, guaranteeing a new victory for Trump, perhaps now even in the popular vote?

  37. Petitio Principii

    February 13, 2020 8:20 pm

    How well-known is Kobuchar, compared to Sanders, in the USA? To me, Sanders seems to be a widely-known figure, even before this election, whereas I'm sure at least in other countries no one has ever heard about Kobuchar until yesterday or so, one of the most random things ever.

  38. Knight Chime

    February 13, 2020 8:24 pm

    Tulsi Gabbard > Bernia Sanders
    Bernie should get out & endorse Tulsi, because she is everything he is plus a backbone when it comes to foreign policy.

  39. robert harrow

    February 13, 2020 8:51 pm

    I believe that Tulsi is still running in order to keep the anti regime change war message alive, and to keep spreading it. None of the other candidates are doing that sufficiently. For me, that is the most important issue, as it is a life and death issue for millions of people around the world, especially the Middle East.

  40. Butt Hurtz

    February 13, 2020 9:16 pm

    Yang should not be over looked. It's not his time, he has great ideas just lacks the support. If you are not in the top 4 it's time to leave.

  41. T

    February 13, 2020 9:34 pm

    If you don't have another candidate that you're passionate about, I suggest you vote or write in Andrew Yang in the primary. Voting for Yang keeps his name in the news and may open other candidates up to considering UBI.


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