Much of the commentary on the Sanders/DNC/VAN imbroglio was clearly ignorant of just how VAN works. If youâ€™ve been a candidate (why yes, yes I have) or worked field on a campaign (yes, that too) then you know how it works. But if not, then you have no clue. There was a lot of cluelessness the past couple of days…. Read more »
I think this is the best one paragraph assessment on the dustup between the Sanders campaign and the DNC that Iâ€™ve seen. Nik is the outgoing president of the Montgomery County Young Democrats(MCYD), and she authorized me to reprint this from her Facebook post of earlier today. The way the Sanders campaign refused to take real responsibility for their staffâ€™s actions… Read more »
Good lord, somebody actually did what I suggested. The 12 Hour War of the Lawyers is over. Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders regained access voter data provided by the Democratic National Committee today after being blocked from using the database over allegations staffers accessed information from Hillary Clintonâ€™s campaign. The allegations over the data breach were expected… Read more »
Sandersâ€™ folks really need to get control over their messaging. Winging it is not usually the best idea.
Hereâ€™s a tweet that appears to show exactly what was looked at and what was saved. If itâ€™s accurate, itâ€™s very damning evidence.
Bernie Sanders has filed suit against the Democratic National Committee regarding the DNCâ€™s decision to lock Sanders out of VAN, the partyâ€™s voter data system. It will be interesting to see the language of the contract - having been a candidate, one of the major things youâ€™re told is donâ€™t steal other peopleâ€™s stuff. If even a small piece of… Read more »
The movement to increase the number of Democratic presidential primary debates is increasing, as well it should. A rally at DNC headquarters in DC has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 16 at 4:30, just a few hours before the next Republican debate is held. Iâ€™m planning to be there, and you should too. The DNCâ€™s rule banning candidates from debating more… Read more »
Early this morning (just before 1:00 a.m.), I posted video of Debbie Wasserman Schultz ruling “out of order” a motion at the DNC meeting in Mineapolis to put the DNC on record as supporting the Iran deal negotiated by the Obama Administration. I posted it at the time to highlight the rejection of a motion to expand the debate calendar,… Read more »