That makes TWO lives Bernie has saved this past year
Imagine for a moment that Trump, or Biden, or Mayor Pete saved someone's life.
The headlines would be screaming it. Their campaigns would be pushing the story hard.
It would make incredibly good PR.
...and then there is the Sanders campaign, which is like no other political campaign in my lifetime.
Remember this from late 2018?
Last week, Senator Bernie Sanders was out for a walk when he saved a woman from walking into oncoming traffic. The woman posted a selfie online with the Senator and he then returned back to work where he told no one about it. His staff only found out about it after the post went viral.
WTF Bernie? It's not amazing that he kept the girl from walking into traffic. It's amazing that he was so humble that he didn't bother to tell anyone.
That is just off-the-scale.
Then this happened yesterday.
Naval Air Force veteran John Weigel, who considered suicide because of $139,000 in medical debt, offered Sen. Bernie Sanders his brown leather flight jacket on Monday to thank the Democratic presidential candidate for his help regaining health insurance and raising funds to cover medical bills.
"Thank you for rescuing me," Weigel, a 58-year-old who lives with Huntington's disease, told Sanders (I-Vt.) at a campaign rally in Carson City, Nevada. The White House hopeful responded that "it's a beautiful jacket. It's a jacket that you earned and I want you to keep it." However, Sanders did accept a flight patch from the jacket.
When I met John, a veteran, a few months ago, he had $139,000 in medical debt.
Thankfully today he is doing much better.
We must eliminate all medical debt—and when our veterans come home, they must receive the best quality health care this country can provide them. pic.twitter.com/URQfPkBsnS
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 9, 2019
Once again, can you imagine this happening to ANY other candidate?
Can you imagine Trump turning down the jacket?
Can you imagine how much this would impact the polls if it wasn't for the Bernie Blackout?
Maybe it's time to start #BernieSavedMyLife