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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:33 PM

 

Andrew Yang misses January's Democratic debate but he's resonating, especially with men

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who was virtually unknown 12 months ago, is currently polling around 3 percent nationally. That’s good enough to put him right on the cusp of qualifying for Tuesday's Democratic debate, but significantly lower than (most of) the six candidates who officially qualified.

While Yang may not have wide mainstream appeal — yet — he has been able to mobilize strong support from a diverse group of men who, on the face of it, would have little in common. Wealthy tech CEOs, disaffected Bernie Bros and some of the most notorious Republican rabble-rousers seem to have a Yang-shaped hole in their hearts. This is, at least in part, because Yang’s message is resonating in particular with men who feel forgotten, not just by the Democratic Party, but by society at large.
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One of the most memorable presidential debate moments thus far came when the candidates were asked on Nov. 20, 2019, about white supremacy. Rather than blaming Trump and condemning his supporters — the party line at this point — Yang alluded to the fact that many of the men joining these movements are lost. Focusing on how to productively raise boys differently to protect them from these movements may be the solution to this bigger problem.

If Democrats want to stand a chance against Trump in 2020, they may want to take Andrew Yang seriously. And perhaps literally, too.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/amp/ncna1114751?


Great article outlining one of the many reasons why I think Yang is our strongest candidate against Trump.
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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 01:03 PM

1. THere's such a thing

 

as a "disaffected Bernie bro"???

That's practically an oxymoron.
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Response to awesomerwb1 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:50 PM

2. Yep - there is!

 

Lots of the people who supported Bernie last time have become disillusioned with him for one reason or another - and many have moved to Yang.
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