Aug 12, 2019
The bumper stickers began to appear before the first primary, soon after Marianne Williams agreed to join forces with Andrew Yang. They had announced publicly that if either of them won the nomination, they would pick the other as a running mate. Had it ever been done before? Not lately, at least. The maneuver attracted gobs of media attention. It happened after the Democrats decided to conduct straw polls in which potential voters ranked the candidates in order of preference as a way of letting the people decide who should remain in the late debates. To everyone's surprise, Williams and Yang garnered the most votes because so many people, having been intrigued by what they had heard in the early debates, listed one or the other as second choice. Marianne won the runoff, just ahead of Andrew. She was given a catchy nickname that made for a better bumper sticker: Yin&Yang.2020. At $5 each, they sold more than they could make, thus catching up in the money game without big donors. The longest shots of all were rising to the top. What better way to promote unity than by complementing Yin with Yang? New Age with High Tech?