Bern has apologized to Biden for Zephyr Teachout’s scabrous op-ed, sending extremely online Berners into the despair of “betrayal.”
Berners are crying out “let Berners be Bros!”
It was a crude political hit. Bern got away with it in 2016, but not in 2020. People are on to his tactics, farmed out to surrogates.
The damage to Bern’s campaign has been done. His surrogates are like the Houston Astros of politics.
Teachout basically functioned as Bern’s Giuliani, making the similarity between Bern and Trump too obvious. The Vermont revolutionary had to apologize.
It’s not easy to get a rigid 78 y/o ideologue to apologize for a political hit. The blowback against his campaign must have been immense.
Berners like Brie, Shure, Day, and Bragman will eventually blame Neera Tanden for either making Teachout write her op-ed or for forcing Bern to apologize.
One of his staff should lose their job over this, but they won’t. Which makes his apology appear disingenuous.
Incompetence starts at the top of the campaign, meaning with Bernie. It trickles down, permeating the campaign.
When the oppo research finally hits Sanders, it will bern. The other campaigns have been treating him with kid gloves so far.
Oddly, using Zephyr Teachout’s own standards, Bloomberg is the only non-corrupt candidate.
Only extremely online twitter cares about funding. Indeed, the other candidates play themselves by soaking proles for $2.70 they can’t afford to spend on losing campaigns, while Trump shakes down the superrich and Russian oligarchs.
Play to win.
Again. Bern should run as an independent. He’ll never win the Dem nomination. He’ll just play the spoiler role again for Trump. If he had any real convictions and believed in his revolution, he’d run as an independent. If there really is a mass movement for his candidacy, it should defeat Democrats and Republicans handily.
There’s no reason for Warren to be complicit with misogyny just to score a few points with red rose twitter that despises her. But there she is, playing along with Bern’s Biden smear.
Funny how people who hate the NY Times follow it so closely.
The NY Times’ endorsement should end the media’s Klobuchar blackout.
Almost immediately following the endorsement, a Bern surrogate recycled the story about Klobuchar the abusive boss, forgetting that “women are abusive bosses” had been hashed out as typical sexism towards women in positions of authority. Not something Bern’s campaign can afford to be associated with.