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Littwin: Bernie Sanders is losing. Did all that yelling help?

Mike Littwin
Fair and Unbalanced

It was the ninth Democratic debate, and even though Bernie Sanders seems to be winning of late, he’s actually losing in the popular vote, losing in the pledged-delegate vote, losing in the super-delegate vote, and so it shouldn’t be a surprise that a Brooklyn debate, with a loud and raucous Brooklyn crowd, turned nasty.

Sanders, who is trailing in the New York polls in the low double digits, had to do something to shake things up, but the post-debate question has become whether he did too much.

Most of the pundits seem to think he did. Former Michigan congressman John Dingell won the Internet by Tweeting: “Old Guy Who Yells A Lot Sick Of Listening To Old Guy Who Yells A Lot.”

But I doubt the yelling changed anything.

The debate was more or less a draw. And coming off as the unsmiling, grouchy, finger-wavingly-dismissive candidate — the one kids love because he assures them that they’re right and that their parents have got it all wrong — is the basis for the Bernie charm.

Read the rest of this column at http://www.coloradoindependent.com/158827/littwin-bernie-sanders-is-losing-did-all-that-yelling-help.


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