If you follow twitter?
You’ve seen many references to a guy named Andrew Yang….
It seems that in their haste to appease the Sanders people?
The Democratic National Committee/DNC gave a guy like Yang the ability to get money and signatures that would enable him to get a spot on stage with 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination candidates….
Some presidential candidates build their campaigns on grassroots support. Others on personal wealth. Some ride a wave of discontent with the direction of the country. Others launch insurgencies within the party.
And in the year 2019, one candidate is trying to prove that you can find success by going heavy on podcasts and memes.
Andrew Yang has been a Democratic presidential candidate for well over a year. But chances are, you’ve never heard of him. He’s not a lawmaker. He has just over 90,000 Twitter followers. As of Dec. 31, 2018, his campaign committee had $38,730.78 cash on hand. He’s spent a grand total of $33,000 on Facebook ads. And has not run a single TV ad.
And yet, the self-proclaimed “entrepreneur who understands the economy” has somehow managed to get more than 47,000 individual donors to his campaign as of Wednesday night. It’s a figure that’s caught the attention of Democrats on other campaigns. But, more importantly, it’s one that places Yang close to a critical threshold. If that number rises to 65,000 over the next two months, he will qualify to participate in the first primary debate.
He’s already met one threshold—that his campaign have a minimum of 200 donors per state in at least 20 states. And his team says he’s a lock to clear the other.
“100 percent. Hell will have to freeze over at this rate for us not to,” said Zach Graumann, Yang’s campaign manager. “We are averaging 1,500 donors a day. Not averaging, that is our baseline. And people don’t even know who he is yet.”
Yang, Graumann predicted, would hit 65,000 donors within two weeks. “Internally,” he explained, “we are jacked.”
Getting on the debate stage would be a huge coup for Yang, an entrepreneur who is little known outside of tech circles….
Yang IS actually has a campaign site…..Here