The CNN #DemTownHall in Derry, New Hampshire Wednesday night began with a hour moderated by Anderson Cooper and featuring Bernie Sanders, who kept up the Twitter argument begun earlier in the evening over who was the real progressive. Clinton would later begin to cackle when asked by Cooper about her own progressive credentials but chose to let the question go.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 4, 2016
"I do not know any progressive who has a super PAC and takes $15 million from Wall Street. That's just not progressive." – Bernie
— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) February 4, 2016
Something viewers didn’t hear about was the FBI or Clinton’s “damn emails,” with Sanders saying he’d rather run against climate change denier Donald Trump.
Sanders: “Trump is as you known a well known scientist, a brilliant scientist…” #OutOfContextTweets
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 4, 2016
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) February 4, 2016
With time running out, Cooper decided to run through a list of throwaway personal questions, such as what kind of car Sanders drives (a sly setup to ask Clinton the same question, perhaps?), how his pipes are holding up after recording the worst album ever, and if he chops his own firewood.
— Tom LoBianco (@tomlobianco) February 4, 2016
— Ed Henry (@edhenry) February 4, 2016
Sanders, on his '87 folk album: "It's the worst album ever recorded. People can't believe how bad it is." #BizarroTrump
— Rebecca Sinderbrand (@sinderbrand) February 4, 2016
Did he know Larry David would be portraying him again this weekend on “Saturday Night Live”?
Bernie Sanders: “Anderson, I know you’ve been in journalism for a long time. I am Larry David."
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) February 4, 2016
This is a real quote pic.twitter.com/7W2f90L8G1
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) February 4, 2016
Sanders is very good at these town halls. He'd be a disastrous president, but strictly as a matter of performance, he's a winner.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) February 4, 2016