I read this in the NY Times:
“Andrew Yang began his closing statement at the last Democratic debate with a charming bit of self-deprecation: “I know what you’re thinking, America. How am I still on this stage with them?”
Yang has never been elected to any office. He is a businessman who has never run a major company. Even so, he is one of the Democratic Party’s seven leading candidates for an election that everybody agrees is desperately important. The other six on the debate stage included another businessman who’s never held office and a mayor who has never won an election with more than 10,991 votes.”
ummm Trump killed that logic. I’d expect that from Fox but not the NY Times.
Yang produces an odd panic when people start to think he can win and they resort to that. I saw a bit more of that “criticism” towards the end of December.
So strange. Moving forward for all future elections I dunno how much of a factor “never been elected to any office” is going to be. It’s not always a bad thing; there could be value to that.