Meanwhile, with the emphasis on mean, Bernie Sanders, on Sunday morning TV yesterday, doubled down on his laissez-faire posture vis-à-vis his surrogates and their remarks. As I have said before, his campaign management style is a window into how he would run the White House and the country. The glimpse we get from the campaign trail foreshadows a White House run amok. If he doesn't know or care what his surrogates are doing in his name, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has a memo with his name on it.
Thank you Rep. Jeffries!.@RepJeffries, who campaigned w/ Clinton in NY, asks Sanders to tell @rosariodawson to "stop it." Full stmt: pic.twitter.com/DTTpFUEkOW— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) April 25, 2016
This is not an acceptable leadership style for the leader of the free world - the job for which Senator Sanders is applying.
It is a recipe for disaster within the Democratic party, which he and his minions have recently joined and plan to remodel, as well as for the nation and the world. I am not saying that an effective leader needs to know every single word his/her recruits utter or every step they take. That would be silly, ineffective, and counter-productive. But when loud, clear, and inappropriate comments are brought to your attention, uncover your ears! Act! That is what a true leader does. Even an adequate leader does that much.