It all seemed to be a hit with his fans. His tweets got tens of thousands of retweets and favorites. According to Twitter, Sanders had two of the three most retweeted candidate posts of the night, exceeded only by Jeb Bush's "Sorry Mom" tweet in reference to youthful smoking of marijuana. This is similar to the last debate where a Sanders quip was the most retweeted.
Other candidates had teams of staff doing rapid response, but Sanders was his own rapid-response unit. Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs said the candidate offered quips and observations while watching the debate. Kenneth Pennington, the campaign's digital director, sat next to Sanders on a sofa, typing and tweeting the senator's often-sarcastic thoughts on a laptop.
In no particular order, here are the top 10 #DebateWithBernie tweets:
Before the debate began, Sanders asked in a tweet whether the candidates would discuss "serious issues," and he spent much of the debate wondering when they would get to the issues he considers most pressing.
Have you heard anyone use the word "poverty" yet? 47.7 million Americans living in poverty. No discussion. #DebateWithBernie