Andrew Yang Calls out the Democrats’ Strategy in Midterms of Elevating ‘Beatable’ GOP Candidates – Opinion

Former Democrat and presidential candidate Andrew Yang is calling out the Democrats’ strategy of elevating the “extremist” GOP candidates during the midterms, considered the most beatable candidates, according to Democrats, as we have seen in Pennsylvania and Maryland, among other states.

The most prominent examples are Darren Bailey, Doug Mastriano, Pennsylvania and Dan Cox, Maryland, who were all GOP gubernatorial candidate. The primary elections were won by all three candidates.

We also saw Democrats elevate a GOP Senate candidate, Ron Hanks in Colorado, but he was defeated in the primary by Joe O’Dea.

Yang called this strategy “another symptom of a broken two-party system.” He told Fox News Digital:

“I think that Democrats and Americans should be angry that we’re reduced to this kind of game playing — that you’re saying that people donate money to the Democratic Party and then that money gets funneled to boost the extreme Republican because that’s going to help your chances? … There were many, many Democrats back when Donald Trump ran for president in 2016 that were like, “Great!… We’re gonna beat this guy no problem!’ and then he winds up president. So what I said then was, ‘Look, be careful what you wish for.’”

Yang points out that Democrats shouldn’t spend money on candidates they believe will lose the midterm elections.

“But certainly, I think the last thing anyone should be doing is spending money to elevate someone they think is out of step with the mainstream. If you believe in democracy, you run and maybe you win, maybe you lose, but you certainly, if you’re going to lose, you’d want to lose to someone who you think is more in step with the will of the American people in the mainstream of that community, rather than trying to stick your thumb on the scale and saying, ‘Hey, I think I can beat the extreme candidate more easily.’”

Yang is very outspoken about the current two-party system. He suggests that the American people would like to have a different vision.

As RedState’s Brittany Sheehan reported, Andrew Yang recently spoke at the Libertarian FreedomFest, where he announced the Forward Party. Yang indicated that a Forward Party candidate might run for the presidency in 2024 if President Joe Biden is defeated by former President Donald Trump. Fox News Digital spoke with Yang:

“So there a lot of people that are not eager for a Biden-Trump rematch, but it seems like we may very well get that … And one thing I will say is that if that matchup is unappealing to you, then go to and let’s make sure that Americans have more choices in your community, but also in 2024.”

A January AP-NORC poll found that a majority of Americans don’t want to see a Biden/Trump rematch by 2024.

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