When Bill de Blasio, two-time New York Mayor, announced his 2020 presidential election campaign in May, there were questions on how well would he be able to fair against other Democratic hopefuls. There were also mixed speculations on the support he will receive and if he will be able to deter any Democratic candidate and gain their supporters.
And now looking back at the four months of his campaign, it is quite evident that he did not fare as per his claims in his three minute video “Working People First”. Moreover, his claims on gaining the support of “working Americans” on ABC’s show, “Good Morning America” also failed to garner much of the support.
So when Bill de Blasio pulled the plug on his 2020 presidential campaign on Friday during MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show, not many were taken by surprise.
During the show, in response to withdrawing from his presidential campaign, he said, “I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary election. And it’s clearly not my time. So I’m going to end my presidential campaign.”
“Getting out there, being able to hear people’s concerns, address them with new ideas, has been an extraordinary experience. But I have to tell you, at the same time, I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary election.”
Bill de Blasio is not the only candidate who withdrew his 2020 election campaign. Apart from the New York mayor, other Democratic candidates like Kirsten Gillibrand, Seth Moulton, Jay Inslee, John Hickenlooper and Mike Gravel also withdrew their campaigns.
It was only a matter of time before these Democratic hopefuls left the field for they failed to qualify in the debates, thus not getting their voices heard by Americans. There are many other reasons Blasio not being able to keep up with the other leading Democratic hopefuls.
Amongst those, the prime ones include the support of law authorities, his funding techniques and the looming crisis on education system, transportation and public housing system and safer streets in New York City.
It was not long after Bill de Blasio made the announcement about his withdrawal when President Trump took a jab on him.
“Part time Mayor of New York City, @BilldeBlasio, who was polling at a solid ZERO but had tremendous room for growth, has shocking dropped out of the Presidential race. NYC is devastated, he’s coming home,” Trump tweeted.
With the fourth Democratic debate scheduled for October, speculations have begun on who will be the next to leave the race. Post the third debate, it seems the only competition at the moment is between Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris.