Andrew O’Neill, 23, was an early fan of Andrew Yang and his proposal of giving the American people $1,000 a month as a living stipend.
Had you asked him a year ago whether he was surprised that Yang was still in the race this late, he would have said yes.
Nobody had heard of Yang, and Universal Basic Income, the centerpiece of his platform, isn’t a hot topic.
Yang has so far managed to fill the outsider lane well enough to continue to pluck along a primary crowded with more traditionally qualified candidates.
Asked if he has a plan on growing past his low single-digit polling, Yang pointed to qualifying for each debate “comfortably” so far.