Maybe it’s a communist thing to forsake one’s own son, I don’t know. For some reason Bernie Sanders refuses to endorse his son who is running for Congress. I know Bernie’s wife is under investigation for bank fraud so maybe he’s trying to create some distance from all of his family members in case they do something that could bring him down. Then again it could just because he’s a dick and a horrible father.
This is from The Boston Globe:
Senator Bernie Sanders has traveled to Iowa and narrated a 30-second ad to endorse one congressional candidate and journeyed to Allentown, Pa., on behalf of another. He publicly backed a mayoral candidate in Omaha.
But while he’s busy endorsing politicians across the country who share his liberal values, closer to home Sanders is taking a noncommittal stand when it comes to his own flesh and blood.
Sanders has refrained from endorsing Levi Sanders in his only son’s campaign for the Democratic nomination for a New Hampshire congressional seat.
Bernie is like a thousand years old, so I had to look up how old his son is because he’s got to be a senior citizen, right? It turns out Levi sanders is only 48 or 49-years-old, which means Bernie must have had him when he was around 500.
The Vermont senator and former presidential candidate — who has an ardent following in New Hampshire, where he defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary — also has not encouraged his legion of supporters to help Levi Sanders. He hasn’t even traveled to New Hampshire since his son announced he was running in February.
The father is acting as if the son’s campaign barely existed, making for an awkward political story line for a family that shares its ultra-liberal lineage right along with the DNA.
It is especially strange because Levi has been a constant presence in his father’s political life, from sitting on his lap as a 2-year-old during Sanders’ first run for public office, to following him around the country during the senator’s 2016 presidential campaign.
My dick/bad father theory is starting to look pretty good, ain’t it? There is however another possible explanation. Bernie is simply ashamed of his son:
…New Hampshire observers speculate that the real reason Bernie Sanders has not weighed in on his son’s behalf is that Levi Sanders is running what most in the state consider to be an inept campaign – and Bernie Sanders doesn’t want to be damaged in the run-up to a potential 2020 campaign of his own.
“Nobody I know is really considering Levi as an option,” said former state senator Burt Cohen, who was Bernie Sanders’ first prominent endorsement in 2016 and is backing a rival of Levi Sanders. “No, it’s actually worse than that: I don’t hear anyone even bringing up his name. People aren’t sure why he is running. If Levi thought he could just transfer the enthusiasm from his father to himself, well he is learning that is just not happening at all.
Okay, my bad father thing definitely fits with this. Bernie is basically telling his only biological son to take a hike because he doesn’t want his “inept” campaign to impede his chances at becoming president in 2020. I have some really sad news for Bernie: he will never be President of the United States. He had some vocal supporters in his failed 2016 run, but those numbers are small and this country will never elect a commie to be president.
In addition to son Levi’s terrible congressional campaign, Bernie’s step-daughter failed in a run for mayor of Burlington, VT. Bernie also refused to endorse her. There must so much shame in the Sanders household over failed political campaigns.