Karl Rove appeared on an episode of The O’Reilly Factor to give his two cents about the Democratic presidential field. Speaking about Bernie Sanders, Rove said the candidate was weak. It’s a terrible analysis.

Well look, first of all, the debate reminded us of two things. One is [Hillary Clinton] is a pretty good debater. Remember in 2012 she took Barack Obama to school most of the time in the debates and still lost the nomination. The other thing that it reminded us is the rest of the field are really weak. Really really weak. I mean, I called Bernie Sanders an elderly dyspeptic Bilbo Baggins appearing like he was at the British Labour Party meeting. So, I mean, this is just ridiculous.

Rove’s assessment of the debate was weak. Sanders made good points, focused on the issues, and his support and fundraising exploded after the debate.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced