The benefit of being an outsider candidate is that you are freer to speak your mind than, say, a senator who is beholden to the party line.
That was part of the appeal of then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016, and it is likely the same reason why tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang has been able to make a real go of it in the 2020 Democratic primary.
Yang, who polls in sixth place according to the RealClearPolitics polling average, solidified his “outsider” bona fides this week when he came right out and said impeachment is a “loser” issue for Democrats. . .
Yang’s remarks about impeachment came amid a freewheeling interview with journalist Matt Taibbi and writer Katie Halper. . .
The 2020 Democratic candidate responded, “I’m pro-impeachment, but this is going to be a loser.” (Read more from “Andrew Yang Just Said What Other Democrats Don’t Want to Say About Impeachment” HERE)