Days 313 and 314: 3/27/20-3/28/20

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 1 candidate for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, but I’ve been on 28 mailing lists! 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!

I signed up to all mailing lists either on May 21 or the day the candidate announced, whichever was later. Using a different email address, I have donated at least $1 to all candidates who have been on a debate stage (I have given additional donations to my preferred candidates through my personal email, but the campaigns have linked the two accounts together and may ask for more as a result).

When showing breakdowns by campaigns, there will usually be 2 numbers. Emails to my non-donor account will be indicated by a darker color/top bar in horizontal bar charts. Emails to my donor account will be indicated by a lighter color/bottom bar.

Unless otherwise specified, all other charts combine the donor and non-donor numbers, as they are roughly 1-for-1, so the percentages and relative differences don’t change much. You can divide the numbers in half to get the rough estimate for what someone not signed up twice would be receiving. The rules I try to follow for the various categories are laid out in The Framework.

If you want specific data on any particular day, feel free to drop a comment!

Seven emails. Two days. Sounds about right.

Joe Biden sent a massive 6 emails over the weekend, while Bernie Sanders barely remembers he’s campaigning, sending only a single email.

It looks huge, but this is really just a difference of one email.

That one email by Sanders threw off the perfect 50/50 split going on over the weekend.

Sanders remains the odd one out.

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.

Fundraising and coronavirus

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.

33 emails away from 1000.

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