Rather, Yang’s willingness to think critically and challenge his ideas draws supporters from all sides of the political spectrum who are looking for reasonability amid chaos. Yang genuinely comes across as an honest guy, which is why his presence in the Democratic Primary is so refreshing. In the midst of a race full of people like Trump, Biden, and Sanders, whose political philosophies are pretty much set in stone regardless of what the facts say, and people like Kamala, Beto, Booker, Inslee, and Gillibrand who change their stances on various issues at breakneck speeds, Yang seems like a normal guy. A normal guy might not be able to win the Democratic Primary or beat Trump in the general election, but Yang sure has been able to develop an almost cultish following in the process of trying.
While conservatives may disagree with him on a multitude of issues, the witty and charismatic persona has helped him develop a rabid fanbase on Twitter and Reddit, where supporters who do MATH (Make America Think Harder) memorabilia have dubbed themselves the #YangGang.
Although Yang is fundamentally running a campaign reminiscent of Trump’s as a problem-solving, longshot outsider, his likability and charisma are refreshing to those tired of the ridiculous rhetoric coming from both sides of the aisle. He represents the ultimate antithesis to our current political state: a calm and collected man who looks to solve problems with more technology rather than undo the problems existing technology has created. While his political philosophy might not line up with conservative or classical liberal thought, Andrew Yang represents the best of our current political discourse and is well worth keeping an eye on heading into 2020!
Why Andrew Yang Intrigues Conservatives