The duties the President has to carry out can change on a moments notice. They cannot anticipate all events that occur and the United States is looked to as a leader around the world. So what does it say about a Presidential candidate that he throws a fit because a deadly terrorist attack in France shifts the focus of a Democrat primary debate to foreign policy?
That’s exactly what happened with Bernie Sanders and his campaign:
The fireworks actually began flying a few hours before Saturday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University.
A top aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., one of the three candidates, got into a lengthy dispute with executives from CBS, the network hosting the debate, during a conference call on Saturday morning. A staffer for one of the other campaigns who was also on the call described the exchange to Yahoo News as “heated” and even “bizarre,” and a second source on the call confirmed the nature of the exchange.
The dispute centered on CBS’s decision to increase the emphasis on terrorism, foreign policy, and national security in the wake of the attacks that left more than 100 people dead in Paris on Friday night. According to the rival staffer, Sanders strategist Mark Longabaugh lit into CBS vice president and Washington bureau chief Christopher Isham when the changes to the debate were detailed on the call.
“It was a little bit of a bizarre scene. The Sanders representative, you know, really laid into CBS and basically … kind of threw, like, a little bit of a fit and said, ‘You are trying to turn this into a foreign policy debate. That’s not what any of us agreed to. How can you change the terms of the debate, you know, on the day of the debate. That’s not right,’” the staffer recounted.
Another person who was on the call confirmed to Yahoo News that Longabaugh had a lengthy dispute about the changed plans for the debate format during the call with CBS. The Sanders campaign declined to comment.
The rival staffer said the CBS representatives on the call argued they were not completely switching the focus for the debate.
“The CBS folks were like, ‘Look, we’re not turning this into a foreign policy debate. We’re going to reorder the questions so that we’re leading off with a foreign policy focus based on what happened last night,’” the rival staffer said.
Sanders campaign has been a running joke from the start. He has attracted large crowds in the same vein as Donald Trump on the Republican side and for awhile, Sanders was catching up to Hillary Clinton in national polls and leading in some Iowa and New Hampshire polls.
But the BernMentum started to peter out the moment all speculation about Joe Biden ended when he decided to run and any lingering support Biden had seemed to shift to Hillary Clinton.
Bernie Sanders has been running a campaign reminiscent of the ‘Crazy Eddie’ commercials in the 1980’s. For those in the New York/New Jersey area and who are old enough, you know exactly what I am talking about. For those who do not, watch the 30 second spot below:
Insane is about right. It’s bad enough Sanders is running a campaign where on the domestic front he is hilariously pretending he can give away everything for “free” and not have to explain how it will be paid for. Now he stomps his feet because he is being forced to talk about foreign policy in the wake of a major terrorist attack.
Sanders was never really serious about being President. He has now proven that even if he was serious, he’s not qualified for the job.