Imagine a 1st Spouse debate with @janeosanders! Boy would that clarify things!
— RoseAnn DeMoro (@RoseAnnDeMoro) March 17, 2019
*Must not say "things like their taxes". Don't say it. Don't.*
— Centrism Fan Acct ?? (@Wilson__Valdez) March 17, 2019
On the one hand, Bernie ‘Don’t Stand Next to Me‘ Sanders doesn’t have a lot of women on his campaign committee, and this year every campaign has to highlight some kind of feminist sensibility.
On the other, given the increased scrutiny of his (household’s) sources of income… well, I’m a cynic, but ‘my spouse handles all that financial stuff, I had nothing to do with those sketchy investments/deductions/campaign spending outlays’ is a time-honored (if usually ineffective) excuse when the records are finally forced open…
Before Bernie Sanders took the stage to formally launch his 2020 presidential campaign this month, the candidate’s most influential adviser took the mic. To cheers, Jane Sanders introduced herself to the Brooklyn crowd as “Bernie’s wife,” then conceded that wasn’t the most politically correct label.
To be sure, identifying Jane Sanders as “the wife” hardly captures the scope of her influence on her husband’s political career. Across 30 years and a dozen campaigns for federal office, she has served variously as her husband’s media consultant, surrogate, fundraiser, chief of staff, campaign spokeswoman and top strategist.
His political revolution has become her career. And her political and business activities have, at times, become his headache. As the Vermont senator undertakes his second presidential run and scrambles his inner circle, Jane Sanders remains his closest adviser, making her perhaps the most influential woman in the 2020 campaign who isn’t a candidate…
“Bernie Sanders ran against Hillary Clinton in 2016 criticizing her for the vast sums of money she raised and he seems to be following in some of her footsteps,” said Lawrence R. Jacobs, director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. “Now he’s raising vast sums of money and it’s being controlled and shaped by his family.”…
Yeah, I remember it being an (undercovered) issue in 2016, too — remember Old Towne Media?
It was to the Repubs’ advantage that Sanders’ sketchy finances not be investigated when he was running against Hillary Clinton. If the Sandernistas think he’ll get the same free pass in 2020, they’re even
dumber more optimistic than they appear.
The reason Bernie and Trump aren't releasing tax returns is easy
The press don't care
In past month, how many articles of stories have you seen about sanders' odd reluctance to do what should be so simple? https://t.co/F1dYegJRvb
— T. Fisher King (@T_FisherKing) March 18, 2019