Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Of Course the Russians Are Supporting Sanders, He's the One That Trump Thinks Can be Beaten

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Friday he was briefed by U.S. officials “about a month ago” that Russia has been trying to help his campaign as part of Moscow’s efforts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.

“It was not clear what role they were going to play,” Sanders said during a campaign stop in California. “We were told that Russia, maybe other countries, are going to get involved in this campaign.”
I suspect it's pretty clear what the Russians want. They want to try to ensure that the Democrats choose the candidate that has the best possibility of losing to Trump.

I don't understand Trump's thinking on staging rallies in states where the caucuses and primaries are taking place. Why would he want to give the local Democrats a reminder as to why they need to turn out and vote?

In other thoughts, could Bloomberg be running to ensure that Trump wins? Trump would be the best candidate for Moolah Mike's bank balance.


New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Who do YOU like, Misfit?

Ten Bears said...

I don't think the Ruskies support any more than the disruption. The harm wrought will take years, decades, generations even, to repair. If at all. Whatever Putin's plan was has paid off in spades; drumpf uck is a useful idiot, and the nature of useful idiots is when no longer useful, well... be lucky to keep the cannolis. And I'm not so confident as others Bernie can win against this machine. Not so confident any of 'em can. I don't think it matters to the Ruskies. They have their preferences, sure, but the harm has been done, coup counted, horses stolen while we slept.

dinthebeast said...

I think they are boosting Sanders because he is the candidate Fergus has explicitly said he wants to run against, and he just happens to be a good fit with their "rile up the far left" tactic (like last time) as if there was a far left in this country.
I will vote for Sanders if he is nominated, but I remain doubtful that he can win, like I was last time.

-Doug in Oakland

CenterPuke88 said...

Interestly, Sanders could likely have won in 2016, because the ”hell, no, I ain’t voting for that woman” narrative being missing would have likely cost Donnie enough votes to flip a couple of tight states. In 2020, Bernie may indeed be the preferred opponent, but it’s not clear that’s the correct choice. As for Donnie’s rally strategy, it makes sense to me, in that he is taking news time away from the Democrats and adding it to his balance.

Comrade Misfit said...

NJT, I think we need someone younger. Kloubuchar and Buttegieg are the only viable non-septuagenarians in the race.

But I;ll take anyone other than Mikey McBigGulp

BadTux said...

Bloomberg has a personal dislike for Trump, and more billions than he'll ever know what to do with. That's all you need to know about why he's running against Trump.

I dunno if America is going to vote for a 79 year old for President. His age (and health -- two stents is not a good thing for a 79 year old) means that if he's the candidate he better select a darn good VP, or people are going to stay home on election day.