Failed presidential and New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang will renounce the Democrat Party in favor of his yet-to-be-announced third party next month, timed in conjunction with his brand new book in what many are deeming a publicity stunt at best, and a failure before launch at worst.
The announcement of the new, third party is expected on October 5, 2021, parallel with the release of Yang’s, “Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy,” Politico reported, citing “two people familiar with the matter.”
Published by Penguin Random House subsidiary, Crown, the book is being billed as “a powerful and urgent warning that we must step back from the brink and plot a new way forward for our democracy.” It promises to identify “‘priests of the decline’ of America, including politicians whose incentives have become divorced from the people they supposedly serve,” according to an online description.
The description also notes that the book was inspired by Yang’s “experience running for office,” but fails to mention the abysmal results of his two campaigns.
The usual brass of Democrats, politicos, and political entrepreneurs wrote generous reviews of Yang’s latest endeavor.
“Yang does not just give us a laundry list of intractable problems, but shows how we can find solutions if we think in new ways and summon the courage to do so,” writer Kara Swisher penned.
“Forward is a vitally important book that shows how entrepreneurial, independent thinking will be the indispensable ingredient to solving our biggest political and economic challenges,” Shark Tank superstar and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said.
“Yang is the most original thinker in the political scene,” Scott Galloway, New York University professor, author, and podcaster gleaned.
Most Americans and politicos alike, however, don’t seem to buy the hype from well-to-do book reviewers and wasted no time calling Yang out on Twitter:
If a man launches a third party in the forest, and it still doesn’t get votes, did it really launch at all? https://t.co/2B6Kha1Amn
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) September 9, 2021
I wonder what the math on that is
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) September 9, 2021
Can’t wait to find out what Andrew Yang’s next project is after his creating a third party as a marketing stunt for a book thing quietly goes away after a few weeks.
— Max Steele (@maxasteele) September 9, 2021
Because he was so successful at running for President and then Mayor of New York, why not try another doomed venture? https://t.co/XHK9qHHIA1
— J. P. Gownder (கவுண்டர்) (@jgownder) September 9, 2021
Only a dipshit techbro like this guy could fail miserably as a presidential candidate, fail miserably as a mayoral candidate, and think the problem is ~the system~ https://t.co/uxUpxdjxpM
— Jason Bailey (@jasondashbailey) September 9, 2021
“It’s not clear what the name of Yang’s third party will be or how he plans to deploy it in 2022 or 2024. Yang and his team did not respond to requests for comment.”
This doesn’t sound like a ploy to drum up interest for his new book, no sir. https://t.co/NZXx2OlLTC
— Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) September 9, 2021
Dude wasn’t invited to the first party
— Eddie Ayala (@fasteddieayala) September 10, 2021
Can you imagine grasping at relevancy this bad.
— j o h n (@John_Eddy_) September 10, 2021
He’s going to take the ground swell he created during his presidential run and combine it with the ground swell that resulted from his mayoral run and …
— DK Fennell (@DKFennell) September 9, 2021
I for one applaud Andrew Yang (& Politico) for always having a finger on the pulse of what absolutely no one is asking for.
— Daniel Ray 🏳️🌈 🏳️⚧️ (@badgerblue2) September 9, 2021
Did nobody come to his first 2 keggers? I’ve heard that having cake helps.
— Geoff (get vaccinated!) Nesnow (@DonotInnovate) September 10, 2021
Finally, a political party devoted to the bedrock principle of selling one bookhttps://t.co/qkMovprSfa
— Seth Pollack (@sethmpk) September 9, 2021
Just go on Dancing With the Stars, man
— peon flux (@PeonFlux) September 9, 2021
The failed politician’s initial popularity grew from his promise of a monthly universal basic income of $1,000 for every American adult and from his first book, “The War on Normal People: The Truth About America’s Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future,” as well as the quirky acronym brandished on his campaign gear, “MATH” or Make America Think Harder.
Unfortunately for Yang, this initial enthusiasm from his supporters dubbed, “The Yang Gang,” never solidified in the form of– you know– real votes.
No other details surrounding the party including the name or future plans to deploy it in 2022 or 2024 have been released. The Yang Gang did not respond to requests for comment, according to Politico.
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