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[OFFICIAL] NYC Mayoral Primary thread, was: Andrew Yang Announces Candidacy for NYC Mayor

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  1. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum Houston Knicks fan
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    full transcript at

    https://www.rev.com/blog/transcript...candidacy-for-nyc-mayor-transcript-january-14

    excerpt:

    Andrew Yang: (00:26)
    New York City is the greatest city in the world. And ordinarily when someone says something like that, it’s a political talking point. But in this case, it is a fact, am I right? And it is this great city that I’ve had the privilege of calling home for the last 25 years. I arrived here, I was just showing someone the building that I lived in when I first moved into the city in 1996, fresh out of college on 118th and Amsterdam. Not that far from where we are right now. And I remember when I moved here, I felt like I was joining the center of the world. My life’s defining moments all happened right here.

    Andrew Yang: (01:09)
    I got to go crazy in the Garden for Larry Johnson’s four point play, I walked north away from the towers on 9/11, like so many of us, my two amazing sons were born at St Luke’s, but that was a little bit after I had my first date with Evelyn, which was at Amy’s Bread on 9th Avenue. You ordinarily have to have that first date before you end up a parent. Well the kids were born a few blocks North at St. Luke’s Roosevelt hospital. One of them during Hurricane Sandy. You all remember Hurricane Sandy, there were refugees from other hospitals that night because other hospitals were losing power while St Luke’s stayed open. I worked with friends and colleagues for years to create startups right here in New York. I was fortunate enough to build and lead one of the top education companies in the country. That is the kind of thing that New York City makes possible.

    Andrew Yang: (02:06)
    I founded the nonprofit Venture for America, which sought to help other communities achieve some of the economic dynamism that New York has enjoyed these past years. And most recently I launched a presidential campaign that not too many people were calling for before it happened, but turned into a movement with millions of Americans rallying around universal basic income and a new economy that works for us, the people. That campaign too was made possible by the support I received right here in New York. So it is here in New York City that my passion for uplifting people, for wanting to move our country forward got started. And now that we are facing this historic crisis, I am aiming to unleash and channel that energy for a human centered economy right here in New York, my home.
    more at the link
     
  2. Nook

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    Andrew Yang is an awesome American. We as a country need more people like him and need to encourage his type of creativity and individualism as it is the future of the USA and the world.
     
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    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton
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    "Maybe we can even save the Knicks" LOL

     
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  5. rocketsjudoka

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    I think it's a good move for him. It would be good for him to get more experience in elected office and position himself for a future run for higher offices.

    Also it would be good for NYC to move on from DiBlasio.
     
  6. myco

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    Always generally liked him. At the very least, he brings a different perspective especially as it relates to technology. Does anyone have a sense of what his chances are?
     
  7. KingCheetah

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    For some reason I assumed he lived in San Fran.
     
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    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton
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    Anecdotal, but most of my many friends who live and vote in NYC think highly of him and do not like the current mayor.
    I don't know or understand that city's political climate though.
     
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    He scares me with his radical ideas. He's too out of the ordinary and extreme.
     
  10. KingCheetah

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    His book is a trap for normal people.
     
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    Nice. As I said multiple times, Yang needs to run for something he can actually win and implement his ideas on a meaningful scale. The presidential run was good promotion for himself, now its time to see what he can actually do.
     
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    :eek::eek::eek:

    Today, I am a former fan of Andrew Yang. Nobody has time for LOFs. @tinman @Zboy
     
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    He's got my vote.
     
  15. tinman

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    Andrew Yang is actually good at his job, so don't compare him to a dude who keeps changing his employer cause Jesus won't help his jump shot.
     
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  16. Nook

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  17. KingCheetah

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    INCOMING MELTDOWN
     
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    He's just saying that or his twitter will be bombarded by LOF hatred
     
  20. tinman

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    Knicks fans are just as dumb as the Knicks organization when it comes to basketball.

    When we get mad that our all star league mvp leaves while their G league star leaves, there's not really anything you can say to make a Knicks fan seem important
     

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