People need to stop with this, "But what if X was the candidate?!?" nonsense. You can't possibly know what dirt would have been dug up on Bernie, or John Kasich, or . . . well, those are the only 2 with reasonably good approval ratings of any politician anywhere it seems. There's no telling how Bernie or anyone else would have handled the spotlight, if they would have come through it looking like someone capable of being president.