It was announced on Sunday, December 1st, 2019 that former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak has ended his 2020 Presidential bid. This comes after his general failure to gain traction in the run for the Democratic Party’s nomination.
Being one of the very last candidates to join the already saturated Democratic nominee pool due to his daughter’s recent fight with brain cancer, the former admiral has ended his campaign humbly.
In doing so, he has been extolling his thanks.
“I want to thank you for the honor of running for President of the United States of America,” Sestak said in a statement. “It has been an endeavor filled with immeasurable wisdom, passions, humor and insights to, and from, the people of America.”
Although a respected Navy admiral, Sestak’s citation of military experience as translatable over to the oval office and his unique take on health care was not well received by voters. It is quite interesting that the platform he was presenting –Medicare for all style healthcare, for instance– is something that voters are generally in favor of; yet, Sestak simply failed to gain a national following.
In acknowledgment of this failure, Sestak stated, “Without the privilege of the national press, it is unfair to ask others to husband their resolve and to sacrifice resources any longer.”
Reminiscent of Joe Biden in this vein, Sestak also ran for president in 2010 and in 2016, and in both cases was unsuccessful.
The departure of the former admiral still leaves 16 democrats and 2 republicans in the presidential race against President Trump.