After all the criticisms I handed Bernie Sanders about his almost childlike primary campaign, it is only fair that I praise his political maturity in the wake of the DNC email affair. In responding to CNN's Jake Tapper yesterday — "What is your personal response … to having your faith questioned like that by a fellow Democrat?" — Sanders was a grownup:
We discussed this many, many months ago on this show. So, what is revealed now is not a shock to me.
I think the focus, though, that I am going to go forward on right now is to make sure that Donald Trump, perhaps the worst Republican candidate in the modern history of this country, somebody by temperament, somebody by ideology must not become president of the United States.
Sanders was admirably measured and mature; definitely far more mature than some of his supporters are being.
The "Boos" that Bernie just now received (roughly 1:30 p.m. Eastern) from his delegation at a pre-convention, pro-Hillary speech were truly revolting. Bernie declared himself a "realist," but clearly, his most devoted followers are anything but. Some of the delegation's booing was to be expected; its uniformity was not. Very disappointing.