The Democratic hand wringing was painful to see this morning as liberals bemoaned the deteriorating tone of the presidential campaign. But for once they weren’t talking about anyone whose name rhymes with “bump.” The contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders has gotten personal, with the Vermont senator responding to veiled comments from Clinton which appeared to suggest that he might not be qualified for the presidency. Bernie’s Brooklyn blood was rising in temperature after that and during a campaign stop in Philadelphia, oh yes, sports fans… he went there. (CNN)
After bringing up how Clinton apparently called him unqualified, Sanders told his New York crowd, “I don’t believe she is qualified if she is…” The audience immediately cut him off with loud cheering…
…if she is, through her Super PAC, taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds. I don’t think that you are qualified if you get 15 million dollars from Wall Street through your Super PAC. I don’t think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in Iraq.
It didn’t end there. Sanders went on to list the trade agreements Clinton supported and even dredged up the newly release Panama Papers as proof that Clinton’s “leadership” has led to a lack of financial transparency and people not paying their taxes.