199. Andrew Yang. Why Should Independents Join The Forward Party? EXCLUSIVE: Yang’s Surprising Secret Plan If He Was Elected NYC Mayor. World Cup Unity. Rieckhoff Unveils “Operation Independents.” Stewart Rhodes Guilty of Sedition. Pulisic For President!


As we approach our 200th episode of this show, it’s time to take all our learning, all our allies, all our resources and focus on winning. Winning for America. And winning for America’s future. 

And our conversation with our guest in this episode is a major step toward doing that. 

It’s time to bring independents together. 

It’s time for Americans to unite too. 

And in this episode, you’re finally gonna hear from Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang). Candidate for President. Candidate for Mayor. Patriot, activist and father. And now, co-founder of the Forward party. 

You’re gonna hear his plan for independents. And how he’s working to meet this moment. And in the weeks and months to come, you’ll hear from other top and rising leaders about what they’re doing to meet this moment–and specifically to unite and empower independents to protect, defend and improve our country. 

But before we get to Andrew’s plan, it’s time for you to hear about mine. 

As we’ve long discussed on this show, in this moment, we are at war. We are at war against enemies foreign and domestic. And we are at war for the soul of America. And if you want to win a war, you need a war plan. 

Like every plan, it will change. That’s good design. It’s always evolving in response to changes on the ground. As the only saying goes, no plan will survive enemy contact. So I expect it to evolve. I expect it to adapt, improvise and overcome. It’s far from perfect. But I also learned we can’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. And with stakes as high as they are in America right now, we don’t have any more time to waste. So it’s time to stop revising and editing and start executing. And in some ways, we already have been. 

Independent Americans is not just a podcast. Not just a brand. It’s a movement. And every good movement needs a plan. And now, I’m ready to finally share with you mine. 

I’ve talked about it a bit for the last few months. And teased a few pieces. And now, as the election is finally over, the year is almost at an end, and we reach Episode 200, my early Christmas gift to everyone is my strategy. My plan. My plan to build an Independent political infrastructure to save America.

And it’s called Operation Independents.

Every episode of Independent Americans hosted by author, activist and social entrepreneur Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is the truth beyond the headlines–and light to contrast the heat of other politics and news shows. It’s content for the 42% of Americans that proudly call themselves independent. Always with a unique focus on national security, foreign affairs and military and veterans issues. This is another pod to help you stay vigilant. Because vigilance is the price of democracy. In these trying times especially, Independent Americans will continue to be your trusted place for independent news, politics, inspiration and hope. 

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