WASHINGTON— Presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s ratings skyrocketed to 98% among twenty-something male voters after he was publicly endorsed by industry titan and futurist Elon Musk. Fans and supporters of Elon Musk are self-described thought leaders that leverage reason and data to make decisions and form political opinions.
“I was on the fence about Andrew Yang, but now that Elon Musk has publicly endorsed him, I am totally sold. Like one-hundred percent,” said Francis De la Cruz, an Los Angeles-based data analyst and moderator of four different technology and science forums on Reddit.
“I had my doubts about some of Yang’s policies, but if Elon has his back, then he has my back too,” he continued excitedly.
Yang differentiates himself from other candidates based on his history as a successful entrepreneur and his pragmatic approach to addressing issues like automation and climate change.
“Elon Musk always says that people should think for themselves and use science and data to support there positions, which I couldn’t agree with more,” said a 25-year-old journalist and content producer in Columbus, Ohio.
“When Elon Musk tweeted his support for Yang, I finally came to my own conclusion about which candidate I could really get behind based on my own values,” he said confidently as he continuously refreshed Elon Musk’s Twitter page.
At press time, the new supporters of Andrew Yang could be seen frantically researching Musk’s political opinions and formulating their own views about the specifics of Yang’s policies accordingly.