Tell us how you really feel Hillary.
Courtesy of CNN:
Hillary Clinton blasts Sen. Bernie Sanders in a new documentary, saying “nobody likes him” and telling The Hollywood Reporter that she won’t commit to endorsing and campaigning for him if he’s the Democratic 2020 nominee.
Clinton was engaged in a bitter and drawn-out fight during the 2016 Democratic primary, which she ultimately won before losing to President Donald Trump in the general election.
Asked in the new interview, which was published on Tuesday, if she would endorse and campaign for the Vermont senator if he was the nominee, Clinton demurred, saying “I’m not going to go there yet” and citing the ongoing primary season. Sanders is a top candidate in the field.
She cited not only Sanders but “the culture around him. It’s his leadership team. It’s his prominent supporters. It’s his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women. And I really hope people are paying attention to that because it should be worrisome that he has permitted this culture — not only permitted, [he] seems to really be very much supporting it.”
In the documentary, Clinton blasted Sanders’ record on Capitol Hill.
“He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”
When asked if she still retains this view Hillary responded in the affirmative.
It sounds to me as if Hillary was very careful with her opinions concerning Sanders in 2016 so as to not drive away any of his supporters who mgiht consider voting for her, but now that she is essentially out of politics she feels free to unburden herself.
And she is not exactly wrong, Sanders did not get much accomplished in his many years in the Senate and is not exactly known for his ability for deal making.
That kind of purity might seem attractive to younger voters who do not realize that politics is always about compromise and settling for the possible when the real goal remains out of reach.
I respect Bernie’s integrity on many issues, but we really do need somebody who understands the practicalities of the job and knows that disappointment is a president’s constant companion.