I’ve seen a lot of people asking this question on twitter and it is true that, compared to most people running for office, Andrew Yang does sometimes say some strange things.
I think that’s a huge part of his appeal. Andrew Yang is authentic in a way that most candidates are not. He’s got that ability to say whatever pops into his head and to get away with it. That makes him an attractive candidate. It will also probably be his biggest handicap as mayor but, after eight years of Bill De Blasio, Andrew Yang’s cheerful weirdness might be a relief.
For a few months, anyways.