2016 Elections

Democrats Wasted Their Chance to Test Clinton

The nominee will face a tough Republican next year, without facing a tough Democrat this year.

An easy primary doesn't prepare a candidate for the general election.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The most electric moment of last night’s Democratic debate was when Bernie Sanders declared that he was sick of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. The sentiment clearly resonated with the audience, and it was therefore smart politicking on the part of Sanders, who is not going to win himself more primary votes by pursuing subjects that make the Democratic base mad.

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