Joe's and Bernie’s Campaign Kickoffs

| APRIL 28, 2019, 2019

The following comparison is prepared from a translation into written English of the Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders video campaign announcements.

Bernie’s opening remarks on what his campaign will accomplish, independently of who becomes president. Joe’s announcement omits this topic.

Our campaign is about

Joe’s opening remarks.The quote is from an invitation to a revolution based on a list of grievances against King George III.

Charlottesville Virginia is home to the author of one of the great documents in human history. We know heart, “by We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights.”

Bernie’s invitation to a second, hopefully nonviolent battle. It is based largely on a list of grievances against extreme wealth inequality.

Now it is time to complete that revolution that we fought for [in 2016]. So here is my question to you: Will you stand with me as part of a million person grassroots movement which cannot only win the Democratic nomination, not only win the general election, but most importantly, transform the country so that finally, we have a government that works for all of us and not just the few?

Joe’s grievance against President Trump.

It was there [in Charlottesville] in August of 2017 that we saw white clansmen and Neo-Nazis come out in the open, their crazed faces illuminated by torches, their veins bulging and bearing the fangs of racism, chanting the same anti-Semitic bile heard across Europe in the thirties. They were met by a courageous group of Americans, and a violent clash ensued, and a brave young woman lost her life. And that’s when we heard the words of the president of the United States that stunned the world and shocked the conscience of this nation. He said there were “some very fine people on both sides.” Very fine people on both sides? Those words, the president of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. And in that moment I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I’d seen in my lifetime.

Bernie’s grievances against extreme wealth inequality.

We should not have

Joe’s announced reason for running for president.

The core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made America America is at stake. That’s why I am announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.

 Bernie’s announced reasons for running for president.

 I am running for president because

Joe’s concluding remarks emphasizing the limitless potential of the individual.

Folks, America is an idea, an idea that’s stronger than any army, bigger than any ocean, more powerful than any dictator tyrant.

That’s what we believe. And above all else, that’s what’s at stake in this nation.

Bernie’s concluding remarks emphasizing the limitless power of teamwork.

Together, we can create a nation that leads the world in the struggle for peace and for economic, racial, and social justice. And together, we can defeat Donald Trump and repair the damage he has done to our country. Brothers and sisters, if we stand together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish. I hope you’ll join me. Thank you very much.