Election 2016

"When He Is Not Delusional, He Is Simply Hypocritical"

Don't feel the Bern; pour some water on it.



The website of Entrepreneur magazine asked me to quickly sketch the case against Bernie Sanders, the very candidate whose praises I semi-sang at Reason.com just a few hours ago.

Here's my take, limited to around 100 words:

"When he is not delusional, he is simply hypocritical. More than any other candidate, he's attacked Uber, one of the great American success stories in recent years, as having 'serious problems' because it undermines taxicab cartels. Yet according to the National Journal, his campaign uses the service 100 percent of the time when it needs rides. The one thing Sanders does want to cut spending on? Elections, naturally, because he pays for his campaigns out of his own pocket. He believes in publicly funded elections. Meaning that you'd be forced to support him (and Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Hillary Clinton!) even if you didn't want to. But don't worry, because here, too, the Vermonter is full of Ben & Jerry's: Sanders opted out of public funds in 2016 because 'it just doesn't work.' A government solution that 'just doesn't work'? Sure, let's have more of that."

For the feature, Bill Schulz—you loved him on Fox News Channel's Red Eye and dig him at The New York Times—also dragooned Ann Coulter to pee on Ted Cruz, S.E. Cupp to throw a drink in the face of Donald J. Trump, and Marc Lamont Hill to scald her Holy Empress Hillary Clinton. They all get some great lines off and are well worth checking out.

Read the whole thing here.