“Most politicians are just responding to culture, whereas he is the culture and anticipates the future.”
That’s what Joel Scoles, a food and beverage worker who serves tech workers in San Francisco, said about Yang. And that perfectly sums up Yang’s appeal for me.
Andrew Yang doesn’t have a hope in hell of winning, but he represents a major culture shift in the political landscape. And, by the way, I am not an American citizen so I can’t vote, but this guy would be my kind of president.
Some of you have heard me talk about how, in my ideal administration, algorithms would run the show. It’s a way to take all the bickering and partisanship and do-nothingness out of politics.
Yang is as close to an AI politician as we can get. And because I made a minor donation to his campaign, I’ve become a member of the Yang Gang and get all kinds of updates including opportunities to buy his MATH merch (Make America Think Harder). Besides being a brainiac, he’s also quite fun, even completing the bottle cap challenge!
From my perspective, Andrew Yang is on the vanguard of a new kind of politician who will know a thing or two about technology. He’s a math nerd with a smart approach to the economy, tech, and the future. He won’t ask the ridiculous, make your eyes roll, questions this current batch of politicians are tossing out at tech leaders in televised hearings. They don’t realize the only thing their absurd questions are doing is showing us how behind the times and ill-informed they are about technology – which happens to be today’s most significant engine of economic growth.
But, I’m not the only one who is gravitating to Yang’s data-centered, math nerd political position. His biggest supporters are tech workers. Supposedly he’s the candidate of Silicon Valley – not necessarily a good thing in these anti-tech times. I get that!
But he does appear to be connecting strongly to this new group of voters who have not previously been heavily involved in politics.
Yang appeals to Silicon Valley tech types in part because of his straightforward and quick-witted responses, which are delivered with few political embellishments or emotions.
Yang supporters often wear hats and shirts with the acronym “MATH,” which Yang said stands for “Make America Think Harder.” Tech workers say this refers to Yang’s habit of answering questions with multiple data points at the drop of a hat.
So while you’re all on the Elizabeth Warren, Sanders, Biden, Harris bandwagons, I’m sticking with my man Yang.
Now let’s talk briefly about the role of plastic surgery in politics. Has anybody noticed how much face work Biden has had done – along with hair plugs and teeth veneers?
If you do even one Google search on this, you’ll find that Joe Biden is no stranger to plastic surgery, but this latest round looks so unnatural that I’m afraid he’s veering into Joyce Wildenstein territory. He no longer looks like himself. He’s too stretched.
Scroll down for pics of him as well as info from the top plastic surgeon in DC whose patients are 60-70% male, mostly politicians and evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.