THREAD: Democrat Politics

Fam: I'm #YangGang until the man wins or gives up. I'm going down with this ship, m'kay?

I know politics. I know LOTS about politics. And I have nothing but respect for what @AndrewYang and @Zach_Graumann have built FROM NOTHING!!! That is AMAZING!
2/ But let me be real with you for a minute. There's a way to win the Democrat nomination. You know who has been studying it and strategizing it for years? #ElizabethWarren And she's running a smart, strategic CAMPAIGN. Her polling numbers have gone from 4% to 17.3% in 6 months.
3/ Now ask yourself: Why?

Has it been by "introducing herself?" No, we all knew who she was, already. She had a head start.

Was it by posting cringy vids of her drinking beer? No.

What she's done is to go meet people. She's gone where THEY are, met them, and written policies.
4/ In short, she's traveling to the identity groups that make up the Democrat voting base and winning them over. She's listening, and she's putting forward policies targeted at them. If you haven't seen her appearance at "She the People," go check it out. She had a fantastic day.
5/ Let's bring this back to Yang. Here's a blog from a brave and smart Black woman who wanted to make sure she wasn't "getting played" if she supported Yang.

This is important BECAUSE: 99% of voters are not going to do the homework @NatJackTweets did.

6/ Now, we Yang Gang all know and feel that Andrew is a uniting force in our politics. We know he can heal the nation. We know he can help close some of our open wounds and our divides. That's important!

But just as important is to realize that he has to win BEFORE that healing.
7/ The nation IS divided. PoC feel threatened. LGBTQ+ people feel threatened. Women feel threatened.

Much like Yang says he has to win USING the Electoral College before he can REFORM the Electoral College, he needs to WIN the Democrat primary using its EXISTING landscape.
8/ I have a sense that the campaign is all about "beating Trump in the general election." That's good! Take those pictures of college Republicans. I'm all for that.

But ...

Maybe for the next few months, don't POST them every other day? Represent some other groups?

9/ P.S. #RepresentationMatters.

I don't mind there being pics of Republicans. The test is: If I am scrolling through Yang and Zach's Twitter feeds, do I SEE people that look like ME? Do I see women? Do I see Black folks? Do I see poor folks? Do I see Latinx?

Change the ratio.
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