Entrepreneur Andrew Yang has been running as a Democratic presidential candidate for a few months now. He has the financial backing that is needed and he has at least one percent of the vote, so he’s doing better than some of his other running mates. The problem is that he’s speaking to nearly an empty audience.
In typical delusional fashion, Yang says that he’s polling ahead of some of the other “bigger” names. What names would those be? He’s currently hovering around 3 percent. Biden, Sanders, Warren, and Harris are all higher than him. If he’s talking about “bigger” names being Hickenlooper and the like, then, maybe, he’s doing okay.
Yang has guaranteed voters that he’s going to be part of the Democratic race the entire way. He wants to make sure that Americans understand this so that they don’t lose confidence in politicians as a whole.
Yang feels that he is capable of doing something that other Dems in the presidential race can’t. He says that he has a vision for the future and can solve many of the problems. He criticizes many of his running mates for being behind the curve in this area.
Yang told Fox News Sunday that America has lost confidence in politicians, which is why he’s doing so well in the polls. If only the polls actually reflected what he’s talking about…
Yang is polling behind a number of people still. He is making strides above Cory Booker and Gillibrand, but that’s not saying that much at this point in time. If he wants to have any hope of really making it in there, he needs to start trending at the same level as Harris or Warren, he needs to be a little louder.
Yang has said that he’s not going to utilize the attacking strategy, however. That means that he’s not going to attack Biden like Harris did in any of the upcoming debates. He wants to climb the polls the traditional way, showing Americans that he can solve more of the problems.
Spoken Like a Businessman
Not that Yang would likely admit it, but he has a lot in common with Trump. They’re both businessmen, first and foremost. As such, Yang thinks like a businessman as opposed to a politician. He looks at how the automation trends are growing and how it can result in severe job loss throughout America.
His idea is to create a universal income plan for every American over the age of 18 – providing them with $1,000 a month. This would be done by giving people a sliver of the revenue generated from Google searches, Amazon transactions, Facebook ads, robot truck miles, and more. His thought is that hundreds of billions of dollars of new revenue can be generated.
While his idea is unique, it’s a long shot. That’s the problem with the 2020 Dems. They have all of these big, bold ideas. However, there’s no research behind it. It’s a total shot in the dark as to whether something like that would really work. In theory, a thousand dollars a month to everyone over the age of 18, regardless of income level, sounds great. However, it’s another empty promise that will get voters in.
Yang in the Polls
The reality with the polls is that people are going to vote for who they hear from the most. The average voting American isn’t going to go online and research all of the candidates. It’s up to the candidates to figure out how to be heard by the masses.
Depending on the day and the pollster, Yang weighs in around the one to three percent mark in the results. With so many people louder than he is, his messages are falling on deaf ears.
That’s great that he’s in the Democratic elections until the very end, but who is really listening to him right now? With his reminder that people have lost faith in politicians, people see him as a politician, too. He has an empty promise just like all of the other Dems. Rather than promising free healthcare or no more student loan debt, he’s promising $1,000 a month to people.
It’s not good enough, Yang. With his promise that he’ll be there to the end, it’s unexpected that he’ll pull out. However, unless he plans to get louder with his campaign across the nation, it’s unlikely that he’ll get past the four or five percent mark since so many of the frontrunners have such a sizable jump on him.