- Tom Steyer calls for reparations Tuesday 9:05 PM
- Etika mural added as official PokéStop in Pokémon Go Tuesday 8:35 PM
- Debate devolves into candidates shouting ‘math’ at each other Tuesday 8:19 PM
- Bloomberg rolls his eyes when challenged over sexist comments Tuesday 8:18 PM
- Bloomberg almost accidentally claims he ‘bought’ Congress Tuesday 8:03 PM
- ‘Dick Pound’ and ‘Bisexual Men Exist’ trend together–Twitter goes wild Tuesday 7:54 PM
- James Charles receives backlash over ‘racist’ imitation of Latinx TikTok character, Rosa Tuesday 7:06 PM
- Video shows people harassing elderly Asian man while he collects cans Tuesday 6:23 PM
- Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO, prompting conspiracy theories Tuesday 5:53 PM
- Bhad Bhabie threatens to kill Skai Jackson amid feud involving their moms Tuesday 4:51 PM
- Body camera shows officer boasting about arresting a 6-year-old Tuesday 3:58 PM
- Singer Duffy opens up about the rape, captivity that led her to stop singing Tuesday 3:51 PM
- Cynthia Nixon embodies feminist rage in viral video Tuesday 3:30 PM
- Samsung factory shuts down amid confirmed coronavirus case Tuesday 3:08 PM
- Bebe Rexha says she won’t be ‘imprisoned’ by bipolar disorder Tuesday 2:33 PM
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday launched his much-anticipated bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Perhaps more than any candidate in the crowded field, Sanders will run an issues-based campaign—though it’s tough to elaborate much on those issues when your website is busted.
His launch video highlighted how in just a couple years, the policies he’s espoused have become mainstream among liberals. Medicare for all, free college tuition, the Green New Deal, income inequality all received shout-outs in his launch video.
But head to BernieSanders.com to read about his signature policies, and you’ll be hit by 404s.
Medicare for all
Free college tuition
It’s likely the campaign took down all these pages in advance of Sanders’ announcement, and will put them back online once they are revamped for his 2020 push.
Sanders also isn’t alone. The sites for other candidates already in the race as devoid of issues as well. Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and Amy Klobuchar all neglect the policy part of their campaign sites.
Of the major candidates right now, only Elizabeth Warren has an issues page up and running.
David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]