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Bernie Wasn’t With Her

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Bernie Sanders is such a good actor, I’ll bet you thought he was actually thrilled to help out Hillary Clinton when she won the Democratic Party’s nomination. But guess what? He didn’t like her any more than you or I did!

Rebecca Savransky, The Hill:

In “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Sidewire’s Jonathan Allen write that members of the Clinton campaign reached out to Sanders aides in late September to share a script of an ad they wanted the Vermont senator to record…

At the end of the script were the words: “I’m with her.”

“It’s so phony!” Sanders said. “I don’t want to say that.”

Wow. It’s hard to imagine Bernie being that grouchy, isn’t it?

In retrospect, maybe the whole “I’m with Her” thing was a mistake. They tried to build up a cult of personality, like the one that swept Obama into office, except they were missing one vital ingredient: a personality.

“I’m with Her” made it sound like the voter had an obligation to do right by the candidate, rather than the other way around. “She’s with Us” would’ve been a better slogan, if no less ridiculously dishonest.

A lot of people want to put a woman in the White House. But trying to guilt-trip an entire country into voting for that woman… Well. We all know what happened next.

Can’t wait until they try again with Fauxcahontas!