Since most of the congressional candidates that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed this year are losing contested primaries, then Sanders' political clout must be fading, right?
"That's a stupid argument," Sanders told NPR this week.
"You know, he has a much broader look at politics than just elections," Sanders' longtime strategist Jeff Weaver said.
That is evident. The 2016 candidate repeatedly questioned the political value of his endorsements, and even expressed some mild indifference to the race-by-race results of the primaries he's waded into.