It’s hard to figure out which is most disturbing. Is it the fact that a 74 year-old candidate for the Presidency cannot stay awake during the day, which implies he cannot manage his time effectively enough to have energy during the day, or worse, does not have the energy required to stay awake?
Or is it the fact that a candidate for the office of Commander-in-Chief sleeps during a Memorial Day ceremony, when Americans remember service men and women who gave their lives for this country?
Or is the fact that this individual skipped out on the draft when those Americans gave their lives, and now dozes off during ceremonies to recall their sacrifice? And while he dozes, two veterans stand – still serving – still respectful – still honorable.
Perhaps it is the enraging disrespect that this candidate shows for the family of lost ones, and for the military of this country, both active and retired.
One wonders if he slept through his time as the former chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs.
What is also distressing is that those who believe in Bernie Sanders and so passionately want him as their President have not come to grips with the fact that he is an old man. He is an old man who shows by this photograph alone that he would be incapable of managing the affairs of this country. He would be unable to withstand duress, the demand of long hours and arduous work day after day after day.
More significantly, were he to ever reach that high honor of the Presidency (a possibility akin to pigs flying), he would have the disdain of every single military service personnel from the lowest rank to the highest, serving on his Cabinet, along with their families.
What we do know is seen in the photo above. Hillary Clinton not only attended a Memorial Day ceremony today, she stayed awake. And not only did she stay awake, she marched in the parade, flanked by her spouse, former President Bill Clinton, the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo and a decorated Navy officer walking at her side.
Say what you like about your candidate. But this photograph of Sanders sleeping eclipses all other critiques of him as an individual, as a politician and as a candidate for the highest office in this country. It screams NO NO NO!