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Well, I will add a sixth item to Shattered's list, which reads like a Monday Morning Quarterback's analysis.
Hillary should have destroyed the Bernie campaign early with Republican like talking points. But being a woman, perhaps, she felt some compassion for the "the Bern" who was trying to make something out of a lack luster career in Congress where Democrats paid little attention to the socialist independent. She misjudged his animosity towards her and the Democratic Party. It was a mistake.
So she should have led off calling him "Bernard" as he was known to his fellow members at the Israel kibbutz (commune) where he learned the ways of socialism and free stuff. But a better word would be the "c" word...you know "communist". Would Trump have called him "Commie Sanders" like he called Clinton "Crooked Hillary"? She should have elaborated on his "communist past" again and again.
Well maybe not. A better word might be "Dead Beat Dad" because after his first wife, Deborah Messing, divorced him for being unable to support her with a job and income, he still needed to satisfy his male urges. He had a love child, Levi, with another woman, Susan Mott, who he didn't marry and didn't have the means to support her or his child. This was 1969 and Sanders was a member of the hippie generation where guys "got it" but didn't take responsibility for not practicing safe sex.
He later married Jane O'Meara, a true socialist with similar worldviews as Sanders. They went on their honeymoon to Russia. What does that say about their worldviews?
There's more...that's just the beginning of a closet full of baggage that Clinton refused to use against Sanders. But what would Trump have done with all this Bernie baggage? Would it be "Commie Bernie" or "Dead Beat Dad Bernie"...repeated again and again and again?
This is the cutthroat world of sleazy campaigns, and Hillary refused to be a part of it, at least as far as "Bernard" was concerned. Donald Trump would not have been so had cuffed.
Daily Mail, July 2015: Bernie Sanders Exclusive