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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:54 AM

I am Suspending My 2020 Presidential Campaign But I'm Not Finished Yet

Source: Mayor Wayne Messam

I launched my 2020 Presidential Campaign eight months ago back in March as the son of Jamaican Immigrant parents. They risked it all and left everything behind in their native land to chase the American Dream. Because of their sacrifices, I am living the American Dream they worked for and earned. Ponder this, growing up in rural sugarcane country in South Bay, Florida, I was never expected by society to be much. Despite those odds and low expectations, my life and experiences exemplifies what the Promise of America is all about. Let me explain.

I had an amazing experience serving 40,000 peers as Student Government Vice President and won a College Football National Championship at Florida State University in 1993. I have been blessed to have a successful construction management business I founded with my wife and am the proud father of three beautiful college children. If that isnít enough, I have had the distinct honor of serving 150,000 residents as the mayor of Floridaís 13th largest city as its first African American mayor. Our city not only has the most Fortune 500 companies in South Florida but we also continue to enjoy tremendous economic growth. Together, we have led on many national issues including immigration, fighting oil drilling outside of our city in the Everglades and beating an NRA backed Florida Gun Law that penalized mayors for passing laws regulating firearms in our cities. So, when I say I love this country, I really do. For America has been good to me and my family as we have sought opportunities to serve. The bad news, however, is that my parentsí American Dream that I have benefited from, has slipped away from far too many people. Disgusted about our nationís direction, I ran for President.

I jumped in an already crowded field of capable candidates to change the direction of this nation caused by the dysfunction of Washington and the poor leadership of the current presidency. I knew the odds were a steep hill to climb but I have always fought for what is right and will continue to break barriers never broken. Despite not getting the same early media exposure as other candidates were freely given and transferring millions of dollars from existing federal campaign accounts as many of the candidates did, my campaign shocked many by being recognized as a credible candidate, registering in polls in early states, nearly making the first debate and polling just behind the top four candidates in my battle ground state of Florida in a recent Florida Atlantic University Poll. In the end, it was not enough to continue this current race as a candidate.

Read more: https://medium.com/@WAYNEMESSAM/i-am-suspending-my-2020-presidential-campaign-but-im-not-finished-yet-60f72ece2b49

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Reply I am Suspending My 2020 Presidential Campaign But I'm Not Finished Yet (Original post)
brooklynite Nov 20 OP
tekriter Nov 20 #1
JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 20 #2
lagomorph777 Nov 20 #14
OriginalGeek Nov 20 #3
BuffaloJackalope Nov 20 #4
Bayard Nov 20 #5
cstanleytech Nov 20 #6
Tiggeroshii Nov 20 #9
brooklynite Nov 20 #11
Tiggeroshii Nov 20 #12
Initech Nov 20 #15
irisblue Nov 20 #7
ToxMarz Nov 20 #8
Tiggeroshii Nov 20 #10
ToxMarz Nov 20 #16
Tiggeroshii Nov 20 #17
Initech Nov 20 #13

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:07 AM

1. And I have suspended my claim to be

the rightful King of France.

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Response to tekriter (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:12 AM

2. Very wise. Louis XVI would advise against such a claim.

Better to have your head on your shoulders, not in a basket.

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Response to tekriter (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:39 PM

14. I am abdicating my Nigerian dictatorship.

Anybody have a bank account where I could stash $20 million?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:13 AM

3. I liked him

but I was born in Tallahassee so I may be biased.

Wouldn't mind seeing him again in the future.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:33 AM

5. Who is saying this?

Link does not say either.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:01 PM

6. Wayne Messam. Who is that? No freaking idea which means he probably was not even in the top 10.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:43 PM

9. He seemed likable. Tallahassee mayor. Had a pretty well done campaign intro video.

I think he raised a total of $10 in the last quarter?

That probably explains things.

on edit: My mistake. $5.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/15/us/politics/wayne-messam-5-dollars.html

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:02 PM

11. Actually he's the Mayor of Miramar...

...which, FWIW has a larger population than South Bend.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:06 PM

12. Oops! Sorry

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:57 PM

15. He probably had about as much of a chance as Vermin Supreme.



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:21 PM

7. Bit more info

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/20/democrat-wayne-messam-dropped-out-of-the-2020-presidential-race.html

Snip--"Wayne Messam, the mayor of Miramar, Florida, drops out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race after failing to break through in a crowded field.
Messam did not qualify for any of the Democratic debates and was not included in most major polls.
He raised just $5 in the third quarter."


More are article

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:41 PM

8. I guess if you can't get any attention by running for President

You can try to garner some press by dropping out of the race.

God bless his heart.

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:45 PM

10. And if you can't raise more than $5 getting that attention...

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:44 PM

16. Probably from Ukraine

and made to look like it was from the Russians. Perhaps through the NRA?

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:00 PM

17. Sounds like we need a full investigation into the Source of this $5.

But seriously, $5?? He clearly wasn't even trying.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:20 PM

13. *Peter Griffin voice* This was in the news????

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