Watch Bernie Sanders slay the room with ‘damn emails’ line
The first Democratic primary debate was surprisingly entertaining.
In between Lincoln Chafee leading with a boast about his lack of scandals and Jim Webb cheerfully referencing the time he killed a man, there were lots of good moments. But the highlight was definitely when Bernie Sanders weighed in on Hillary Rodham Clinton's ongoing email saga.
After responding to a question from moderator Anderson Cooper about the email scandal, Clinton finished by saying, "Tonight, I want to talk, not about my emails, but about what the American people want from the next president of the United States!"
Sanders decided to jump in.
"Let me say this. Let me say something that may not be great politics," he said. "But I think the secretary is right. And that is that the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!"
"Thank you," she responded. "Me too. Me too."
Sanders briefly pontificated on his campaign talking points before ending with "Enough of the emails" and reaching out to shake hands with his top opponent.
The crowd went wild. So did the Internet.
Our watch party at the Regent Theater also liked it:
Sanders' campaign -- which sent several fundraising emails throughout the night -- wasted no time making the most of the positive response.
Will "enough about your damn emails" become a meme as enduring as Romney's "binders full of women"? Perhaps.
"The American people are tired of hearing about your damn email" is going to be my new "I must have missed that email."— Tyger HuckaBOO! (@TylerHuckabee) October 14, 2015
Never did Sanders sound more like Larry David than when he just said: "We're sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!" #DemDebate— Rebecca Carroll (@rebel19) October 14, 2015
"the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails" is the political equivalent of "Miley, what's good"— not elsie™ (@EnchantingElyse) October 14, 2015
Seriously considering "Enough with the damn emails" as the vacation message for my email. #DemDebate— Laura Everett (@RevEverett) October 14, 2015
"No." -- Hillary Clinton's 'Real Housewives' tag line. // "Enough about your damn emails." -- Bernie Sanders'. #DemDebate— Brice Sander (@bricesander) October 14, 2015
And finally, a sentiment we can all agree with.
tbh i am so sick of MY damn email— gabriela ¿ (@GabrielaJuneTC) October 14, 2015
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