The Ed Show has the article Bernie Sanders out-raises Republicans in first day of campaign. I suppose the horse-racey type of coverage of the campaign can be heartening to the fans of Bernie Sanders. I’d much rather watch the issue oriented interview that went along with the article. The issues are what will get him elected. Coverage of his money raising should only be interesting to a small number of inside players.
If you watch the video in my previous post Bernie Sanders’ Press Conference Announcing His Candidacy, you will hear these words from Bernie Sanders.
And I say this to the media. I hate and detest these 30 second ugly negative ads. I believe that in a democracy, what elections are about are serious debates about serious issues, not political gossip, not making campaigns into soap operas, This is not the Red Sox versus the Yankees. This is the debate over major issues facing the American people. … But I would hope, and I ask the media’s help on this, allow us to discuss the important issues facing the American people and let’s not get hung up on political gossip, or the other soap opera aspects of modern campaigns.