Bernie fought the good fight. And he fought fair – somewould say too fair. He was handed a hammer by CNN\’s Anderson Cooper with whichto hit Hillary on the email scandal back in the first debate.
Instead of swingingaway, Bernie buried it right there onstage, along with his candidacy. Hillaryreturned the act of kindness by thrashing him relentlessly on gun control andeventually evoking the Sandy Hook victims on the campaign trail.
Even if he had landedsome early punches, the fix was in. Hillary walked into the South Carolinaprimary with 453 super delegates already pledged to her. Bernie had 20.
The debate schedulegave Hillary cover when she needed it and expanded in her favor when the racegrew tight. Undoubtedly,Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, andformer co-chairwoman of Hillary Clinton\’s 2008 campaign, will be richlyrewarded for making sure the former first lady and former secretary of statenever did “feel the Bern.”
Bernie Sandersdidn\’t have a chance.