Bernie Sanders continues campaigning with dignity
Bernie Sanders new surge in the polls is giving him a lot of free media. He has been making the rounds on the networks explaining his ascent. Bernie Sanders, true to form stuck to the issue even as Andrea Mitchell attempted to go into silly town with word games unbecoming of the seriousness of an election.
“In a Quinnipiac poll last week Senator, this first word that came to mind in a word cloud, well the first word that came to mind to describe Hillary Clinton from voters was liar,” Andrea Mitchell said. “What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Hillary Clinton?”
Bernie Sanders did not bite. He showed his well established discipline.
“I have known Hillary Clinton for twenty-five years,” Bernie Sanders said. “And I know her to be a very hardworking, intelligent person, somebody I work with in the Senate. So I am sorry. I am not going to get into the media game Andrea of attacking, making personal attacks against Hillary Clinton. I just am not going to do that. I don’t think that is what the American people want. And I think we have got to focus on the real issues. Why is the middle-class disappearing and almost all new income and wealth going to the top one percent? Why don’t we have a trade policy that works for the American worker and not the CEOs of large corporations? Why do we have a system where families can’t afford to send their kids to college. Lot of issues to be talked about. You’ll forgive me but I am not going to get into attacking Hillary Clinton personally.”
Bernie Sanders may yet prove that one can campaign on issues, spend little money, attract grassroots support, rise in the polls, not succumb to silly questioning, and maybe even stand an even chance of winning. If he does that it could change our body politic.