It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president today.— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) January 2, 2020
I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished together. I’m going to keep fighting for an America where everyone counts—I hope you’ll join me in that fight. pic.twitter.com/jXQLJa3AdC
It seems that America isn’t ready for a Woke Mexican president. Julian Castro has been forced by his dismal poll numbers to suspend his presidential campaign.
“Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced Thursday he is ending his campaign for president.
“I’ve determined that it simply isn’t our time,” Castro said in a video, citing “the circumstances of this campaign season.”
In a tweet announcing his decision, he added: “It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president today. I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished together. I’m going to keep fighting for an America where everyone counts—I hope you’ll join me in that fight.”
Castro ending his bid leaves the Democratic primary field without a Latino candidate, and his exit comes one month before the Iowa caucuses. …”
As with blacks and Kamala Harris, Hispanic voters showed little interest in rallying behind Julian Castro on the basis of identity politics. He tried and failed to gain traction as the most woke candidate and as the non-White candidate and for being more authentically Hispanic than Beto. Progressive voters prefer Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
In hindsight, Julian Castro’s push to decriminalize illegal immigration will be remembered as a turning point in the campaign. It seemed like Democrats had the momentum coming out of the 2018 midterms until all the candidates got on stage in the first debate and endorsed giving free healthcare to illegal aliens and decriminalizing the border. I clearly remember that moment because it was when I finally washed my hands of supporting the Yang Gang. Both Beto and Julian Castro staked out extreme positions on guns, gender and immigration that pushed the Democratic field further to the left and made Trump’s reelection more likely in November.