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by Stephen Lendman
Days earlier, both candidates calling each other unfit to be president was meaningless campaign bluster – a tempest in a teapot now forgotten. More on this below.
Clinton said he “hadn’t done his homework…obviously hadn’t…studied or understood” the issues…the law or the practical ways you get something done.”
Sanders called her unqualified to be president. He blasted her raising huge sums from Wall Street and other special interests, along with supporting war in Iraq – ignoring his own deplorable voting record, backing what he claims to oppose, showing he’s a con man like Obama, a populist in name only.
On Friday, both candidates backtracked. Clinton called Sanders remarks about her a “misrepresentation,” adding she doesn’t “know why he made them in the first place.”
Again asked if she thought he’s qualified to be president, she said she’d “take him over Donald Trump or Ted Cruz any day.” 
She called debating each other’s qualifications “pretty silly,” adding elections are about “who can…get things done.” 
Her public record is deplorable, horrendous criminality too grave to ignore, showing she belongs in prison, not high office.
On Friday, Sanders flip-flopped on NBC’s Today Show, saying “of course” Clinton “has what it takes to lead the country…(o)n her worst day…infinitely better” than any Republican candidate.
Focus on issues, not ad hominem attacks, he urged. Throughout the campaign, he ignored her despicable criminal record as first lady, US senator and secretary of state, her permanent war advocacy against nations threatening no others, her threat to world peace.
A previous article called a Clinton/Sanders ticket likely, saying his popularity among young voters combined with most women for her look likely to defeat any Republican challengers.
Allying with the most ruthlessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history means he’ll support her pure evil, permanent war advocacy, possible confrontation with Russia, China and Iran, maybe with nuclear weapons.
It should convince his diehard supporters they’ve been had, deceived by a dirty business as usual con man masquerading as populist.
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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.