- The Washington Times - Monday, March 28, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

ANALYSIS:

What a dear, little snow-flake.

Hillary Clinton’s team insinuated Monday she would decline another debate with rival Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders unless he changed his “tone.” Mrs. Clinton’s campaign is worried the senator has been too negative in recent weeks and is “talking about running harsher negatives now.”

Joel Benenson, Mrs. Clinton’s chief strategist, was asked by CNN on Monday what the risk is debating Mr. Sanders one more time. Mr. Sanders has called for another debate before the April 19 primary in New York.

“There’s no risk. She’s done very well in the debates. The debates have been very good, but Sen. Sanders doesn’t get to decide when we debate, particularly when he’s running a very negative campaign against us. Let’s see if he goes back to the kind of tone he said he was going to set early on. If he does that, then we’ll talk about debates,” Mr. Benenson said.

“So no chance of a New York debate?” the CNN moderator asked.

“I didn’t say that,” Mr. Benenson said. “I said we’re going to see what kind of tone he sets.”

Oh, OK. This is after Mr. Sanders said he wasn’t going to make an issue of her “damn emails,” hasn’t touched Benghazi and has avoided the Clinton Foundation — and many of the pay-to-play schemes the Clinton family has been accused of — almost entirely. But he did sweep Washington state, Hawaii and Alaska on Saturday.

Make your demands now, Mrs. Clinton. Because when businessman Donald Trump greets you in the general (or whomever the Republican candidate is), I can promise you they won’t be as sweet.

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