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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:12 PM

 

Bernie Sanders about his social media strategy: "we don't know what we're doing"

Two weeks before he would appear at the Iowa State Fair, surrounded by a sea of whiteness, Bernie Sanders was at the Italian restaurant Chi Spacca, in Hollywood, trying to shore up another key constituency. The presidential candidate, who remains a serious contender for the Democratic nomination despite having slipped in the polls, was having lunch with 25 or so creatives—writers, musicians, artists and social-media mavens, most of whom were African American or Latino.


It was a somewhat unusual scene for Sanders, who seems to dislike the glitterati, never mind people in general, and who has studiously avoided the sort of $2,800-a-plate parties that are a staple for other candidates jetting in and out of Hollywood. Like Elizabeth Warren, Sanders has mostly eschewed big-dollar donors in New York, L.A., and Silicon Valley in favor of a more national network of so-called ordinary people who give $20 or $30 a pop. (Biden and Harris have a little more than a quarter million individual donors. Sanders has nearly three times that.)


Sanders prefers to wag his finger, to be earnest, to lecture—about inequality, structural imbalances, socking it to the billionaire class. He seems permanently furrowed, slovenly, cantankerous. He has no time to glad-hand. But there he was at Chi Spacca, where the tomahawk pork chop runs $90, and the beef Florentine is $195. Sanders ordered steak.


Sheppard voiced concern that Sanders, should he snag the Democratic nod, might be unprepared for the general election. “Bernie said explicitly, ‘Look, I’ll be frank with you. In terms of our social media strategy, where we’re headed, we don’t know what we’re doing.’


Vanity Fair

The menu looks amazing.

https://chispacca.com/menu/#menu


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SouthernProgressive Aug 14 OP
pangaia Aug 14 #1
SouthernProgressive Aug 14 #3
George II Aug 14 #2
lapucelle Aug 14 #4
Me. Aug 14 #7
YOHABLO Aug 14 #5
SouthernProgressive Aug 14 #6
Princetonian Aug 17 #8
LongtimeAZDem Aug 17 #9
Hortensis Aug 17 #10

Response to SouthernProgressive (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:22 PM

1. WOW ! Great looking menu.. I LOVE grilled octopus.

 

I especially remember having it twice in Marvao Portugal at the Veranda do Alentejo-
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Response to pangaia (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:39 PM

3. My mouth started watering reading the menu.

 

It's a work of art in itself.
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Response to SouthernProgressive (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:24 PM

2. That's an interesting article.....

 

I see you also point out the menu/prices of the restaurant where he and those millionaires met.

"....he was at Chi Spacca, where the tomahawk pork chop runs $90, and the beef Florentine is $195. Sanders ordered steak. The campaign picked up the tab."


I wonder if those who dug deep into their pockets to come up with $5, $10, 15, even $27 to send to the campaign knew their hard earned money would be used to feed some millionaires.
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Response to SouthernProgressive (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:13 PM

4. It almost sounds like they took the $27 donations from 100+ working people,

 

and used the money to buy a $90 pork chop for each of 25-30 powerful and/or influential VIPs.

Sanders prefers to wag his finger, to be earnest, to lecture—about inequality, structural imbalances, socking it to the billionaire class.

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But there he was at Chi Spacca, where the tomahawk pork chop runs $90, and the beef Florentine is $195. Sanders ordered steak.

The campaign picked up the tab.


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Response to lapucelle (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 05:16 PM

7. I Guess He Couldn't Find Any Place Less Expensive

 

Just like when he flew to Rome he couldn't do so except on a luxurious private plane.
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Response to SouthernProgressive (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:15 PM

5. So what are you implying about 'social media strategy' in the post?

 

You post an article about him dinning at a swanky over priced haunt in LA, yet your focus is on 'we don't know what we're doing' which is probably contextual. Just another hit piece attacking Bernie? Pray tell.
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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:23 PM

6. Did you read the article?

 

I'm not sure I get your question.

"So what are you implying about 'social media strategy' in the post?"

I made no implication. I used the words being attributed to Sanders. That leaves out any need for implication. Not even sure how that word can be used in the manner you are.
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Response to SouthernProgressive (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 10:35 AM

8. Hey Bernie, how many $15/hours does a worker need to toil before she/he can afford a $195 steak?

 

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Response to SouthernProgressive (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 11:36 AM

9. "Sanders, who seems to dislike the glitterati, never mind people in general"

 

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Response to SouthernProgressive (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 12:20 PM

10. It's not that he doesn't know what he's doing when

 

he hires vicious attack dogs to go after his fellow Democratic candidates on social media, his “surrogates,” that is completely unacceptable, but that it is his choice of how to use social media.

Candidates who meet my standards, in fact, do not surround themselves with these kinds of people and they do not smear the same right wing propaganda slime that Trump and Putin do.
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