Every passing day just reminds me why Bernie Sanders won’t make a good President after Trump.
For all new readers: Welcome! I am currently on the mailing lists of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, though I have previously been on the mailing lists of 28 Democratic candidates! This blog breaks down recent emails with charts and excerpts. If you already know all of this, feel free to skip to the next chart!
It took some time for the Trump emails to kick in, so I started officially tracking his list on July 7. I have been tracking Biden’s for longer, but I will start comparing them as of July 7. All of these emails are going to a new email, and I have not donated, filled out surveys, signed petitions, or otherwise interacted with either candidate’s emails.
The rules I try to follow for the various categories are laid out in The Framework.
Joe Biden sent a massive 6 emails over the weekend, while Bernie Sanders barely remembers he’s campaigning, sending only a single email.
That one email by Sanders threw off the perfect 50/50 split going on over the weekend.
Sanders sent yet another long list of charities to split a donation between, six this time. He seems to think that by asking for donations to more charitable groups now, I’ll forget that he never really bothered to look out for charities in the past, when he was a serious contender for power. Show you care only when you need to be seen caring. Sounds like the Sanders way.
In the meantime, Joe Biden has been apologizing for asking for money in these hard times when there are so many other worthy causes also needing my help, but a campaign needs contributions to run, and a successful campaign is the only way we’ll be able to kick Trump out of office and get someone in charge who actually cares about America. He did mention that he’s still campaigning against Bernie Sanders, which is honestly more than Sanders remembers to say in his emails.
It’s worth noting that in their tweets, Biden will tweet out reassurances about how we’ll get through this, we’re in this together, America is best when it’s being challenged, etc.
Sanders tweets out that this is going to be putting millions of Americans into crippling debt and we need Medicare for All now.
When Americans are scared, Sanders, a good leader reassures them, not scares them further. You don’t have what it takes to heal America after the cruelty and abuse we’re suffering at Trump’s hands. Platitudes aren’t your thing, and you fully admit to that, but after someone suffers at the hands of an abuser, platitudes have their place and are, as much as you may hate it, absolutely necessary.