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Andrew Yang leads supporters in PowerPoint chant, cements nerd status



David Covucci


Posted on May 6, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 1:13 pm CDT

Andrew Yang, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur running in the Democratic primary, has found a niche fan base with his promise of universal basic income and the inherent memeability of candidacy. And because of his unabashedly technocratic nature, his campaign has attracted a certain subset of people interested in nerdy things. Nerds, you might call them.

But these nerds love their Yang. At a rally in Seattle, these nerds had perhaps their nerdiest moment yet, when they cheered Yang’s newest, nerdy promise: To use PowerPoint in his State of the Union address.

At least Yangs owns up to it. When his fans began to chant “PowerPoint” after he asks them to, Yang describes the rally as “the nerdiest presidential campaign in history.”

That it might be. But more than just being nerdy, Yang may have found possibly the only thing that could make the State of the Union more boring than it already is—which is impressive in its own right.


H/T Mediaite

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*First Published: May 6, 2019, 3:27 pm CDT