DoubtingThomas wrote:Absolutely zero? How do you know?
She's not a strong candidate for a Democratic presidential race because Democrats don't particularly like her nor did she display any of the underlying reasons one might suppose a candidate could break out.
She is a woman and a lot of Bernie supporters like her. Gabbard could take away a lot of votes from Sanders.
What with her having a net negative among Democrats of around -40 and polling low enough to basically be not statically different from zero, it sure sounds reasonable to conclude that she was a threat on par with Elizabeth Warren. The Bernie supporters who like Tulsi tend to like Bernie more or are alt-right adjacent types who aren't reliable Democratic voters at all. It's a niche of a niche group you are talking about here.
Well, you have the Gabbard quote
That's meaningless? That Bernie Sanders said one thing to Tulsi Gabbard and another to Warren wouldn't be be surprising. That's not even a set of facts in want of explanation.
and you have old videos of Sanders saying that women can win. There is no way to know who is telling the truth, but the evidence does suggest that Sanders is telling the truth.
It is, factually, both the case that a woman could win the presidency and that women face unique roadblocks due to gender biases that might make it more difficult for them to win. I, EAllusion, am telling both of those things to you right now and I am not contradicting myself in doing so.
With that out of the way, you are waffling back and forth in your comments, depending on what is convenient to say on a sentence by sentence basis, where the effect is Warren has to prove she is telling to truth or she is a liar, but Sanders is given every benefit of the doubt on the flimsiest pretext.
Lying? Do you know the difference between a false statement and a lie?
So, on the one hand, some of those politifact "fact checks" are as ridiculous as the Warren one you quoted. In other instances, Sanders clearly was BSisng. I'm not sure you read any, though.
Okay. So she pretends to be against the military industrial complex, but she really likes voting for defence spending. She does play a lot of politics.
This is a really facile way to understand how politics work. Senators routinely vote for things they disagree with in mass spending bills. That's the nature of political compromise. You might be surprised that even Bernie Sanders does that a lot.