Bernie: Hillary Not Qualified to Be President

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Hmmm. Today Hillary Clinton criticized Bernie Sanders: “I am concerned that some of his ideas just won’t work, because the numbers don’t add up.” And this: “I think he himself doesn’t consider himself to be a Democrat.” And this, in response to his widely panned Daily News interview: “I think he hadn’t done his homework, and he’d been talking for more than a year about doing things that he obviously hadn’t really studied or understood.”

That’s a tough attack—though not exactly thermonuclear. Bernie, however, decided that it was time to go to DEFCON 1:

“Not qualified to be president”? I guess it was inevitable. As campaigns wear on, opponents begin to seriously dislike each other. But I sure hope this doesn’t get any nastier.

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