Andrew Yang has been the underdog throughout this contentious Democratic primary. As a total political outsider, establishment Democrats have written him off as a viable candidate. Much to the shock of the establishment, Yang has succeeded at courting Independent and Republican voters, as well as Democratic voters who cannot find a home in this primary. Yang has undoubtedly been the most fun and relatable candidate in this crowded field of progressive, pandering Democrats.
Yang spent 17 days on a campaign tour of Iowa, in hopes of pulling off a shock victory during the caucuses. The political outsider knocked billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s attempt to buy the election during a campaign event Monday, per the Des Moines Register:
"People are inspired by other people. People are not inspired by TV commercials. If they were then Mike Bloomberg would be our next president," Yang said.
Thank you to the team and volunteers in Oskaloosa! Let’s get folks to caucus! pic.twitter.com/dNiymOqk17— Andrew Yang?? (@AndrewYang) February 3, 2020
Despite being a political outsider and snubbed by much of the establishment, Andrew Yang has been a breath of fresh air within this field of Democrat primary candidates, who consistently compete to pander to voters.