I remain amazed how Bernie Sanders’ supporters excuse his shifts on issues while simultaneously attacking Hillary Clinton for any perceived change, as if only Bernie is allowed to change his mind.
A 2006 Associated Press story reveals this surprise about Bernie’s funding during a Senate run:
New York Sen. Hillary Clinton shared her wealth in March, doling out $190,000 in contributions to Democrats … Clinton’s political action committee, HILLPAC, raised $272,477 and spent $327,484 in March, according to the group’s filing to the Federal Election Commission. Two congressmen trying to make it to the Senate also got boosts from Clinton. Rep. Bernie Sanders, who is running for the seat held by retiring Vermont lawmaker Jim Jeffords, received $10,000, as did Harold Ford Jr., of Tennessee.
And Bernie was once reticent to attack Hillary’s speeches:
According to the New York Times, and quoting top aides, Bernie considers the attack on Hillary’s speech transcripts a character assault: “Mr. Sanders, hunched over a U-shaped conference table, rejected it as a personal attack on Mrs. Clinton’s income — the sort of character assault he has long opposed. She has the right to make money, he offered.”