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It’s been 26 days since Sanders launched his 2020 campaign and his website still sucks. It’s the most barren of any declared candidate. No photos, videos, bio, event page, press releases … nothing but a donate page and a store.
And OMG the store. It’s just generic, old stuff. Not a single 2020 piece of merchandise. Even the book they’re selling is his old 2016 one, not his more recent 2018 book. It’s like a yard sale but without the discounts.
This isn’t an inconsequential issue. BS’ experience running a nat’l campaign was supposed to be a big advantage for him. He had money coming out the wazoo *before* his launch - $14.5M was available to him in January. How you run a campaign is an indicator of how you’ll run a WH.
Obama ran a well-organized, no drama campaign & he ran a well-organized, no drama admin. DT ran a chaotic, “I alone,” backroom dealing campaign & refused to hold a press conf in the GE. Now he runs a chaotic, “I alone,” backroom dealing admin & avoids press conf (like BS is now).
It’s not just the website. Or avoiding tough Qs. Staffing too. 7 days after his launch, his top consulting firm, who produced his launch video, quit. Last week his deputy press sec had to apologize & delete anti-Semitic FB posts. He still hasn’t hired a single staff person in SC.
And Lord. SC, BS knows a big negative is he doesn’t appeal to black voters, a narrative reinforced after his mostly white crowds in Brooklyn & Chicago. What did he do? He held a rally in a SC black church, in a majority non-white neighborhood, & attracted a 95% white audience. 🤦🏼‍♀️
How does that happen? He created a dark money org in 2016 to keep his campaign infrastructure and volunteers in place (another advantage he has over other candidates). They’ve been on the ground organizing in SC for 2 years and can’t get black people to a rally in a black church?
After promising to release his tax returns “soon” in 2016 and failing to do so, he *knew* he’d be asked about it in 2020. Was he prepared for that? No. He continues to evade and lie about releasing his returns. There's NO excuse. BS has been preparing to run since 11/09/2016 …
He entered 2020 w LOTS of advantages: $14.5M in his old camp chests, his exp running a nat’l campaign, the dark money org he founded in 2016 and the PAC they created last summer, his own production team operating out of his office, volunteers working on the ground for >2 years.
And he still wasn't prepared? WTF? So far anyway, his campaign is the most incompetent of all the top tier candidates. What does that say about him? About his ability to manage a large enterprise? About what a Sanders’ admin would look like? #FoodForThought
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