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2020 presidential candidate Andrew Young has officially left the Democratic Party

Businessman Andrew Young, who lost his presidency in 2020 and was mayor of New York City, said he had left the Democratic Party.

Young wrote on his website, “Throughout my twenties, I was a staunch Democrat, although like many others I was primarily attracted to the national race.” “I set up a small fundraiser for John Kerry’s campaign at the age of 29 – I think we probably raised 3,000 3,000. I am thrilled with Barack Obama’s victory in 2008 and at least in his re-election in 2012.

A few years later, Young said he “donated to the Barney Sanders campaign” and then voted for former 2016 candidate Hillary Clinton in favor of then-candidate Donald Trump. Last year, after losing the Democratic nomination, Young য who ran for universal basic income করেছিলেন withdrew from the campaign for then-candidate Joe Biden and later for Democrats John Osaf and Rafael Warnak, both fighting to win Georgia’s two Senate seats. Runoff race in early January.

Young wrote, “And yet, I’m confident that being a Democrat is no longer the right thing to do.” He then wrote that the United States was “stuck in some parts because polarization is getting worse than before.”

Explains that now he can “be more honest about both the system and its people”. ”

It is not clear whether Young will join another team or form his own.

“I am not very ideological. I’m practical. Young added that making biased arguments – especially expressing what I often see as functional feelings – is sometimes uncomfortable for me. “I’m actually more comfortable trying to fix it than being a part of the system.”

Young’s announcement comes just a day before the publication of his book, “Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy.”

A few days ago, Young also wrote for Politico that when he ran for president last year, the new reputation was “enough to go to one’s head”, noting: “I was the CEO and founder of a company, but running for office was a different animal. Was. “

“People around me saw me as a celebrity or product, with hundreds of employees focused on selling, and everyone in my orbit started treating me like I was a presidential candidate,” he said. “I was getting a crash course on how we deal with the very strong – and it was weird.”

He continued: “There are psychological consequences of being treated like this for months on end.” Young later suggested that elected officials who gain power are “sensitive to getting out of touch” with their organization, adding: “Empathy becomes altruistic or even helpful. Leadership becomes the face of leadership.”

The Epoch Times reached out to the Democratic National Committee for comment.

Jack Phillips

Senior Reporter


Jack Phillips is a reporter for The New York-based The Epoch Times.


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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