Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has a meme problem
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meme wars 2.0 have begun
It's pretty bad. When someone tells me they support Yang I have no idea if they are being serious or not.
Yeah these Yang memes are pretty fucking surreal.
I'm worried that Yang will detract people from Bernie. We need a strong candidate to beat Trump, and the last thing we need right now is a spoiler candidate for the spoiler-candidate-turned-mainstream.
This is like the Fifth Meme Street war than it is a actual meme war.
Is it Russia or 4chan's local NEET population?
This time I'm not so sure.
I am confident Bernie can beat Trump, but I personally want Yang to get attention at the debates and have a fair chance to compete with Bernie. All of the other candidates I've seen running besides Yang and Bernie are establishment or career politicians which need to get voted out of office, not promoted. Bernie has a good record in this regard but I would still rather see a young, tech-literate face in the Oval Office.
Also more Yang memes for thread discussion (the problematic ones mentioned in the article are on /pol/ but those don't need to be shared imo)
Bernie didn't get to what he is now by giving up. I hope to see Yang keep up momentum and make his way to the national stage, but right now it's too soon. It will take time to acclimate the US to the idea of UBI. It won't come in one election.
Here's one from the other angle
This month I learned all it takes for people to accept socialism is memes
I'm sold, vote Yang.
I'm afraid that the social disinformation campaign Russia pulled in 2016 will only be massively fucking dialed to 11 with how many candidates there are to segregate the political consensus of the American left.
These things are p much interchangable
Jeb! Yang Gang
Good thing Bernie is too powerful for that, he is only growing stronger
I honestly expect a repeat of 1912 - Two popular candidates split the vote, resulting in the shitty candidates election.
We already know people are going to pull the tactic of 'divide and conquer' for the Democratic Primary. If everyone is split on who to vote for, then the chance of everyone supporting the winner of the Primary is lessened significantly and Trump wins.
Not this BS again in the Party level, and beside A. Yang as for now, has between 0.5 to 1%, so don’t worry about it until the first Democratic Party debate begins.
Is this the timeline where candidates and winning ones are determined by whoever has the better memes
I like Yang, but, i think right now we need Bernie, Yang after that. A lot of people that are on the fence seem to like Bernie.
I was thinking this same exact thing.
Get Bernie in, let him lead with his experience, and set up a lot of the groundwork for people like Yang to continue with in future presidencies.
He won't be a spoiler candidate lol, he's going for the democrat nomination.
what if bernie and yang work together tho and one or the other becomes a running mate
That won't happen until one of them loses.
And until one of them loses, they will continue to compete.
I'm not too worried about Yang splitting the vote. I see him as a meme candidate, about as likely to affect the electorate as Ron Paul or Gary Johnson (but with better ideas and a prospective voter base that isn't just horrible, horrible monsters)
From my understanding Gary Johnson's voting base is something like 50% people fed up with the two party system, 25% people that just want to legalize weed, 15% people who ticked the wrong box, and 10% edgelords and contrarians who call themselves "Libertarians" but aren't
I mean, meme magic is what won Trump the 2016 election. Maybe meme magic can win Yang the 2020 election.
That's all it took in 2016 for people to accept Fascism and literal fucking Nazis. I'm less surprised this time around.
Believe it or not, words and pictures used to communicate a political ideal has a another name besides "meme"
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