#YangIsTheFuture: Does former presidential candidate Andrew Yang's DNC 2020 speech mean he's gunning for 2024?

Former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang spoke at the Democratic National Convention 2020 on August 20, in support of his former presidential primary rival, Joe Biden


                            #YangIsTheFuture: Does former presidential candidate Andrew Yang's DNC 2020 speech mean he's gunning for 2024?
Andrew Yang (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang spoke at the Democratic National Convention 2020 on August 20, in support of his former presidential primary rival, Joe Biden and the Internet believes he is one to watch for the future. 

Andrew Yang, earlier made several comments that suggested that he's thinking about running for president in 2024, if his bid at 2020 White House fell short. As reported by Rolling Stone in February, Yang told his staffers that a strong showing in the New Hampshire primary would help build a base of supporters he could draw on if he ran again in four years. “Every bit of good we do in the state of New Hampshire gives us a chance to make history right now, but it also enables us to build a following and support base for the ideas that energize this campaign and for the future,” Yang said. He suspended his campaign in February and endorsed eventual Democratic nominee Joe Biden. But now speculations again started with the news of his speech at the DNC 2020. People speculated that Yang will be endorsing himself for the 2024 elections. 

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang greets supporters in who are holding signs in front of a polling station on February 11, 2020 in Keene, New Hampshire. (Getty Images)

Now, on August 20, 2020, while talking to millions of Americans via the DNC, speaking in support of his ex-rival, Biden, Yang said, "You might know me as the guy who ran for president talking about math and the future. Unfortunately for all of us, that future is now." He further added, "I have gotten to know both Joe and Kamala [Harris] on the trail over the past year — the way you really get to know a person, when the cameras are off, the crowds are gone and it’s just you and them. They understand the problems we face. They are parents and patriots who want the best for our country. And if we give them the chance, they will fight for us and our families every single day.” 

As soon as his speech ended, people started commenting in his support, as one user said, "My pick definitely would have been yang had he made it far enough, hopefully, he runs in the future sometime." Adoring his words, another user said, "That’s as far from the case as possible. He’s goal-oriented, not self-oriented like too many politicians. He’s stated earnestly that rather have UBI pass and not be president than fail to pass it and be president. He’s one of the most selfless and genuine people in politics today," and some even said, "@AndrewYang Breaks my heart you’re endorsing him and not running as an independent or with a 3rd party."



 

 



 

 



 

 

Before his speech even started in DNC, Yang's supporters tweeted in his support, saying, "#BREAKING: #YangIsTheFuture TREND STARTS NOW. Everything @AndrewYang predicted would happen in the future, is happening now. @AndrewYang is the future of America and tonight he will show to America that @JoeBiden needs him on his team," to which another user replied saying, "Andrew Yang would be an asset to the Administration I hope it will not stop with him." While one Republican replied, "Here's the 'real' deal... @AndrewYang is the best presidential candidate I have seen in my lifetime... and I'm a 47-year-old freaking Republican."



 

 



 

 



 

 

As soon as the hashtag went viral, more and more people supported him by sharing the trend and one user commented, "Tonight, the true face of the changing Democratic Party reintroduces himself to America. And his name... is Andrew. #YangIsTheFuture," while another one complimented him saying, "I do not like politics... too divisive. Andrew Yang is different, he unifies. A future with Yang leading us would unify not only with other political ideologies, but other nations, beliefs, and religions so that poverty, war, and racial injustices can end. #YangIsTheFuture." While another Twitter user shared a post supporting him where he said, "If we want to solve the problems 2020 has given us, we need to listen to @AndrewYang. Suffocating inequality was a problem even before the pandemic. Now more than ever, we need policies and leaders that will put people first. Listen to Andrew. #YangIsTheFuture."



 

 



 

 



 

 

Some even pointed out to his DMC speech and said, "I sincerely believe that #YangIsTheFuture... and I expect his speech tonight will reaffirm this conviction."



 

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