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2020 Democrats Get Gimmicky with Holograms in Wacky Bid for Presidency

Andrew Yang is stealing a page from Tupac Shakur’s book, but will young voters respond?

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With a massive field of democrats already lining up for the 2020 presidential elections, everyone is looking for a way to stand out.

Politics, like any other cultural game, is filled with off-the-wall tactics and silly stunts.  It’s all about attention; who can get it, who can keep it, and who can avoid the unfortunate turns of fate out on the campaign trail.

For instance, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have recently received plenty of attention, but not for the reasons they’d prefer.

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Candidate Andrew Yang has another idea for garnering press, however, and it is downright gimmicky.

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang revealed this week that he’s planning to use a 3D hologram to hold campaign rallies in multiple cities at the same time. Yang discussed the hologram during an appearance on TMZ Live. The segment showed off a hologram version of Yang dancing and performing with the famous Tupac hologram that appeared at Coachella in 2012.

And just how will it work?

Yang plans to use the hologram, broadcast from the back of a truck, to deliver a recorded version of his stump speech to crowds in battleground states. Yang would set up in a studio and remotely beam into the rally to answer questions live and in real-time after the speech finished. The technique could save Yang, a longshot for the Democratic nomination at this point, a considerable amount of travel costs while helping to rally supporters and generate interest in key areas.

Is this just another democratic stunt, or a novel new approach to bringing young people into the political realm?

I suppose we’ll know by next November.

 

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