Today, a full week after it became crystal-clear it had emerged as a major topical issue, the Sanders campaign is finally starting to bring coronavirus into its messaging. It’s this kind of obliviousness to the obvious that’s turned me off from the campaign from the start.
Mind you, I think it’s great that he’s getting an actual Left message (of sorts) out. It’s just that he’s not very good at campaigning, to the point that I strongly suspect he’d be a disaster in November.
Ironically, I would have been more likely to support him had he been doing worse in the polls, because while Sanders is not really a viable general-election candidate, he is a viable consciousness-raising one.