Yang: "Multiple Campaigns" Asked Me to Be Running Mate

Andrew Yang ended his 2020 presidential campaign earlier this year. The demise of Yang’s presidential aspirations came as he struggled to compete with other candidates and qualify to appear on debate stages.

When the tech entrepreneur ended his candidacy, he warned other running Democrats to remember that Trump “is not the cause of all our problems.” Yang also thanked everyone who stumped for him and promised to support whichever candidate becomes the Democrat nominee.

Andrew Yang by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Andrew Yang” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Now, the former presidential contender is back in the news. Amidst reports that Mike Bloomberg is considering Yang as a potential running mate, the latter maintains that multiple campaigns have reached out to him regarding a running mate position or a prospective job in the White House, according to Washington Examiner.

The Latest from Andrew Yang

Since his unsuccessful run for the presidency, Yang has accepted a position with CNN as a political commentator. On Thursday, Yang spoke with the network’s Anderson Cooper in order to discuss rumors of Bloomberg considering him as a vice president.

While the former 2020 Democrat did not directly confirm or deny the aforementioned rumors, he did affirm that several campaigns have reached out to him regarding this prospect.

Furthermore, Yang explained while being considered for a running mate position or an administrative role is “flattering,” there are certain criteria that would first need to be met. The tech entrepreneur then cited the endorsement of universal basic income as part of his criteria. This shouldn’t be too shocking, though. Throughout Yang’s candidacy, universal basic income of $1,000 per month served as a central part of what he stood for.

Where Does Bloomberg Stand in All This?

A senior aide for Bloomberg’s campaign has not explicitly contradicted the reports that Yang is being thought of as a potential vice presidential pick. However, the aide also made statements to imply that the tech entrepreneur isn’t being seriously viewed for the position at this time.

Mike Bloomberg signs by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Mike Bloomberg signs” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Quite frankly, the former New York City mayor has a ways to go before he starts choosing potential running mates. Right now, Bloomberg is still struggling to take down Bernie Sanders and/or win a single primary election, caucus, or delegate. After all, the hundreds of millions of dollars that Bloomberg has wasted on spreading misinformation to Americans can only take him so far.

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