Bernie spoke of people supporting him not because they were anti-Hillary but because they were pro-Bernie.
Which yet again demonstrates how wrong he is for the job.
His efforts to create a cult of personality -- as opposed to a true campaign -- are doomed to fail because he lacks charisma.
Martha noted that his campaign website appeared silent on the issues of foreign policy and national security and Bernie weakly replied that he'd only been in the race for three months.
He then took to citing his 2002 vote against the Iraq War. Repeatedly.
In 2015, you need to have a little bit more to offer than a 2002 vote.
And, in 2015, if you're going to bring up Iraq, you need to be prepared to talk about what's needed in Iraq today.
That's where Martha failed.
She only wanted to look backward (even to the first Gulf War -- and sad news for the Bernistas, Bernie supports the Iraq sanctions between the two wars -- the ones that left over a million dead).
But if you're running in 2015, you should be able to talk about the current state of Iraq and you should have a few proposals.
Bernie probably thought he sounded oh-so-brave insisting he had the courage in 2002 to vote against the war but he just sounded out-of-date since, thirteen years after that vote, he has no plans on how to assist Iraq today.
I'm traveling in some vehicle
I'm sitting in some cafe
A defector from the petty wars
That shell shock love away
-- "Hejira," written by Joni Mitchell, first appears on her album of the same name
The number of US service members the Dept of Defense states died in the Iraq War is [PDF format warning] 4497.
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Third may publish on Monday. Ava and I have our piece written. I have no idea the state of the other features and I'm not in the mood to stay up all night.