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Riddle me this: how can someone spend FIVE YEARS (since March 2014) running/getting ready to run for the presidency and not be prepared when they launch their campaign? Is there any explanation for Sanders’ shortcomings other than sheer incompetence?
Sanders has money coming out the wazoo but unfortunately for him, money can’t make up for poor management skills. How can he still not have a decent website? No bio, pics, videos, event page. It’s so barren, the site’s complete text can fit in a single tweet.
No lie. His website’s entire text:
Not me. Us.
No one candidate, not even the greatest candidate you could imagine, is capable of taking on Donald Trump and the billionaire class alone. There is only one way we win — and that is together.
Add your name to tell Bernie you’re in!
His store is filled with 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 thrift store but without the discounts.
They did add a podcast to the website last week. So a person goes to a candidate’s website for info and the only thing available (other than ways to donate) is a subject-less, rambling, 38 minute interview between the candidate and their press secretary? Really?
Maybe he should stop pestering his production team for constant updates on his popularity and let them work on his website. But apparently he can’t go a day or two without them feeding his ego. Just what's needed in the WH, amirite?
The website isn’t a trivial issue. BS’ experience running a nat’l campaign was supposed to be a big advantage for him. He had a huge money advantage *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 and he runs a chaotic, “I alone,” backroom dealing admin & avoids press conf (like BS is now).
Seriously. The man who has every possible advantage yet can’t manage campaign basics like putting content on a website or ordering T-shirts is capable of running the country? GTFOH
And it’s not just his website.
Staffing? 7 days after his launch, his top consulting firm, who produced his launch video, quit. Then his deputy press sec had to apologize & delete anti-Semitic FB posts. His recent staffing decisions are … questionable.
In 2021, I want to return to a competent WH press secretary, like Josh Earnest. Not someone like Sanders nat’l press secretary who refers to her boss as “daddy Bernie.” And how is Sanders’ “twitter attack dog” going to help pass progressive legislation?
After promising to release his tax returns “very shortly” in 2016 and failing to do so, he *knew* he’d be asked about it now. A good politician, a smart politician, would’ve prepared for that. Instead, BS continued to evade and lie. There's NO excuse.
Sure, his team is good at raising money but even there, they’re faltering, falling well short of his $27M first quarter goal. So now he’s fundraising by demonizing progressive groups/allies he’ll need to pass legislation if he’s ever in the Oval. WTH?
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, 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 management skills? About what a Sanders’ admin would look like? #FoodForThought
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