Bernie: I’d rather lose than let Bloomberg spend money on me

Bernie: I’d rather lose than let Bloomberg spend money on me
Mike Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders (Images: Left—MSNBC screen grab, right—Twitter)

[Ed. – Yeah, that’ll show him.]

The more moderate supporters of Bernie Sanders insist that, despite his simplistic and often demagogic slogans, he is in reality a hardheaded politician ready to make the necessary compromises to advance his agenda. One test of this theory has already arrived.

Michael Bloomberg has promised to spend a billion dollars supporting the Democratic nominee, even if it’s not him. Every candidate has said they’re happy for the help — except Sanders.

Last night, Sanders’s campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, reiterated his objection to the notion that a billionaire would spend on his behalf. “It’s a hard no,” Weaver told NBC News after the debate. “Bernie has said he’s going to fund his presidential campaign with small-dollar contributions, and I think we can do that. I think we can raise over a billion dollars in small-dollar contributions.”

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