Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Tom Steyer has paid the price for focussing far too much of his campaign on climate change, instead of addressing issues people care about.
By Kate Sullivan, CNN
Updated 0317 GMT (1117 HKT) March 1, 2020
(CNN) Tom Steyer ended his presidential campaign on Saturday night after the billionaire businessman failed to gain traction in a large field of Democratic candidates.
Steyer exited the race after he failed to claim victory in South Carolina, a state he invested heavily in, hoping it would turn around his sputtering run.
“I said if I didn’t see a path to winning that I’d suspend my campaign,” he said. “And honestly, I can’t see a path where I can win the presidency.”
The businessman’s decision comes after disappointing showings in the race’s first three contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. In Nevada, Steyer outspent the rest of the Democratic field on advertisements by more than $13 million.
…Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/29/politics/tom-steyer-drops-out-2020-race/index.html
I’m surprised Tom Steyer dropped out so early. Given his resources and the quality of his opponents I thought Tom had a real chance of claiming the prize. But even Democrat activists failed to warm to his bland single issue presence, so Tom sensibly withdrew from a competition he no longer has any chance of winning.