This settles a very important question.
How far would Andrew Yang be pushed to the left to win the Democratic primary? How would he respond to the Far Left? In the first Democratic debate, he embraced Julian Castro’s positions on free health care for illegal aliens and decriminalizing the Mexican border. Now, he is embracing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren and Corey Booker’s position that Blompf is a “white supremacist.”
Look, I am hardly a fan of Blompf, but this is a ludicrous accusation. It will absolutely help him in the 2020 election. In the space of two months, Andrew Yang’s campaign has gone from Not Left. Not Right. Forward to Hard Left. He has allowed his campaign to be dragged from the center by his progressive rivals, which appealed to populists because it was about automation and Universal Basic Income, and has steadily embraced their toxic positions rather than appealing to Biden’s moderate followers.
I’m thankful that Yang has brought the issue of automation to public attention. I can’t support him though for president. This is a bridge too far for me.