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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 06:41 AM

22. Well, he also claimed that he "worked as hard as he could" to help Hillary after the convention...

 

Donald Trump must be defeated,” Bernie Sanders insists, “and I will do everything in my power to make that happen.”
Well, he also claimed that he "worked as hard as he could" to help Hillary after the convention... but we know that's not entirely true.

But I guess it's a bit subjective. Indeed it may HAVE been "as hard as he could" ... perhaps because he wasn't capable (physically or emotionally or otherwise) of doing more. But both he and his defenders often cite his claim as if it was some sort of NEW RECORD-BREAKING STANDARD of excellence to which future campaign rivals will be judged.

However, in comparison with what Hillary did for her former rival in 2008, it's clear that Bernie's "efforts" were somewhat lackluster and perfunctory (at best... and I'm being polite and generous in using those specific adjectives.)

I recently found this side-by-side comparison that someone did. It reveals a lot when you can look at the data... and the data tells a significantly different story than the "hard as I could" claim.

All I'm trying to say is that it's important that we be entirely honest when examining someone's claims about their own performance. The American people deserve to know the truth and it's not always a good idea to accept someone's own boasting without closer examination and comparison. That's fair, isn't it?


If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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