From selling Biden, Harris tie-dye T-shirts to hawking a coin commemorating Trump’s recovery from COVID-19, people are ramping up their efforts to rally for their favorite candidate as the November election nears.
But there is still a subset of Americans that remain undecided and haven’t been swayed by the presidential debates so far. With the election less than a month away, advocacy groups are putting forth last-ditch efforts to convince those still mulling over their decision to choose a side.
One of the more humorous and popular efforts comes from an advocacy group created and run by America’s youngest generation to be able to vote in this election cycle. The group is urging young Democrats, who might have originally preferred Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, and are discouraged with their final options, to just “Settle for Biden” already.
You might have seen their memes being shared across social platforms, primarily on Instagram where @settleforbiden has more than 250,000 followers, including prominent figures like actress Kerry Washington, actress and musician Zoe Kravitz and YouTube influencer Tyler Oakley who share the posts to their millions of followers.
The account posts witty political commentary and updates on policy proposals from both candidates, and does not skimp on sass. The main concept is that Biden might not be ideal, but he’s far from the worst option. “We’d rather have an average Joe, than a raging psychopath,” reads one. “We don’t know what exactly malarkey is, but we’re pretty sure it’s better than fascism,” reads another post. And another: "Unappetizing but still edible."