Let me start by saying that I will vote Democratic in 2020, no matter who ends up as our presidential nominee. We have several impressive candidates, but even the least impressive would be an improvement on what we have now.
Elizabeth Warren is and has been my first choice to be the next president. She has a plan for everything, and I like her ideas.
Warren wasn’t part of last night’s debate, although two of my other favorites were, Kamala Harris and Julián Castro. They held their own, but someone I’ve never taken notice of caught my interest.
If you were paying attention last night, you’d know the answer is yes. The first time I heard Yang’s $1,000 plan, I dismissed him as a guy with a gimmick, but last night, I realized he has substance.
This graph from the New York Times shows Andrew Yang came in dead last for debate time. He isn’t getting much of a chance, but let me say; Yang used those 8:53 minutes well. He didn’t waste time taking jabs at Joe Biden or Kamala Harris either.
I took notes and was planning to give you some quotes, but I found this clip on YouTube encompassing his eight minutes last night, so I’ll let you watch for yourself.
I think it’s time we try trickle-up economy and take health insurance coverage off the backs of small business and families, and I do believe that plan would bring back entrepreneurial endeavors.
If you have an hour, the following Preet Bharara podcast with Andrew Yang will further enlighten you as to who this antithesis of 45 is.
His website offers more information.
I’m not saying I’ve thrown over Elizabeth Warren for this new guy, but he’s on my shortlist, and I’m keeping an open mind.
One last point; I know others share this opinion. There are too many candidates, and we require some good people to keep their seats in Congress; we need a strong presence there. To those polling at the bottom half — please go baaaack.