Like Elizabeth Warren saying that Sanders opined a woman couldn’t win. Now I have no idea whether he said that or not. He, of course, denies it. If he did say it, he’s reprehensible. If he didn’t, she is. What’s bad is, whether he said it or not, there is still a chance he could become the nominee. And if he does, that accusation will haunt him. I fear that women, Democratic women, may withhold their vote. And Donald reaps the benefit.
For at least the duration of this election cycle I’m a believer in a modification of the Reagan principle, “Never speak ill of a Republican.” We need to apply that to the Democratic party. Especially this year. Especially with the current president in office.
But it wasn’t Warren’s statement, or any of the multitudes of others made by one of our candidates about another, that triggered this screed.
It was someone not running for office.
It was Hillary Clinton.
The New York Times reported her stating in an upcoming documentary, when asked about Bernie Sanders, “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done.”
What was she thinking? What possible good could come out of it? Why does she believe her words have significance anymore?
She even declined to commit to an endorsement if he becomes the nominee.
Does she blame him for her loss in 2016? Is this just sour grapes? Ironically, when she won the nomination that year, he didn’t hesitate to endorse her and work for her election. He accepted that the threat to our nation surpassed any bitter feelings of his loss.
That threat, of course, is even worse than we could have imagined. We’ve had three years to learn how easily a democracy, even one that has lasted almost two and a half centuries, can be lost.
Hillary Clinton seems to share no such fear. It is her ego, her entitlement, her basic character that seems to drive her.
And it is these characteristics that had me holding my nose as I filled in the oval by her name when I voted.
If she is as smart as she thinks she is and she truly has bad feelings about Sanders, she should hold her own nose—and clamp her mouth.