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Just don't see the case for Sanders entering the primary. The issues he cares about are well represented. Most candidates who've announced, or rumored to be announcing, are *far* more accomplished than he is. Better skill sets, better temperament, less baggage. What's the case?
What’s the case for the guy with the thinnest resume in the field? Admittedly, the guy who didn’t have a regular job until he was 40 and passed only one real bill in over 30 years *is* the biggest contrast to DT’s image as a successful businessman but is that a winning contrast?
What’s the case for the most “unlikable” candidate in the field? Whose own supporters call him a “curmudgeon?” Who’s commonly described as “irascible” and “prickly?” Who hates talking to everyday people?
Voters are envisioning candidates on a debate stage with DT. What’s the case for the one closest to DT physically and temperamentally? Are voters really clamoring to see a debate between two thin-skinned 74+ year old white guys with iconic hair?
"Really?"
This?
But that’s not the only lacking contrast. What’s the case for the one who’s closest to DT on three of the top issues for voters? Whose past comments and votes on guns and immigration are closest to DT? The one guy who also received help from Russia in 2016?
Of all the serious candidates who have declared or are expected to declare, Sanders has been the most vocally complimentary of DT and the most eager to work with him.
Sanders gave Hillary months of grief bc it’s unknown whether her plan to raise the minimum wage would get to $15 as soon as his ambiguous plan. ⬇️ He claimed it wouldn’t but when asked how many years his plan would take, he said “I haven’t figured that out yet.”
Yet just 9 days after the election, Sanders completely caved to DT and said he’d be willing to work with him on a $10 minimum wage. He does call DT a bigot but his main complaint about DT’s *policies* is DT isn’t fulfilling the campaign promises BS agrees with him on.
What’s the case for the guy who shares GOP’s/DT’s dismissal of the value of diversity, the core strength of the Dem Party? What’s the case for Dems to choose as their leader a man who didn’t hire a single POC, an out LGBTQ person, or PWD for over 30 years?
Democrats criticize the GOP’s overwhelmingly white male representation in Congress. Well, that was Sanders’ staff for more than three decades. How does *that* guy make the case for a diverse America vs DT, whose own hires were far more diverse than Sanders' were?
What’s the case for Dem voters to choose the guy who reneged on his pledge to remain a Dem after the election? Who fundraised by lying to his supporters about the possibility of a contested convention? Who silently allowed his delegates to boo civil rights icons?
What’s the case he’s a “leader” when he lacked (and still lacks) the courage to speak out against his supporters’ widely reported and well documented harassment? When he refused to warn his supporters they were being targeted by “a tsunami” of propaganda?
What’s the case for Dem voters to choose the guy whose 2018 candidates overwhelming lost to the GOP ... in a historical BlueWave year? The guy who, despite years of saying DT was easy to beat, now candidly admits that he, himself, doesn’t have a clue how to beat him?
What’s the case for the guy who’s likely to repeat his 2016 campaign in which he campaigned against the Dem Party more than the GOP? Is misleading the public about the Dem Party, its values and its candidates really the best way to *defeat* DT and the GOP?
Because that seems to be the only case, aside from his ego, for Sanders to enter the 2020 primary. He’s unique in the Dem field in that he’s eager to (again) help the GOP by running a misleading, negative campaign against the Dem Party. 😠
I’m asking, Senator, unless you’re willing to join the team in fighting DT/GOP > Dems and willing to show some smidgen of leadership by calling out your supporters for their continued harassment of Dem voters and their smears vs other candidates, please show yourself the door.
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