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(24,411 posts)
Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:06 PM Feb 2016

Las Vegas Review Journal: Sanders Supporters Spread 'Feel the Bern' Message (Terrific read!!)

Navona Gallegos and Stephen Canty traveled 700 miles from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Las Vegas to canvass neighborhoods as volunteers for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.

These two appear pretty representative of the spirit of Sanders' upstart run for the White House. They came this past weekend to encourage voters to feel the Bern in the run-up to Saturday's Nevada Democratic presidential caucus. But they learned a few things, too, while walking through some of Southern Nevada's poorer streets.


"I think a lot of what we heard is that people are kind of tired of the same old, same old," Canty says. "It's kind of a given that money rules the political process, and people are tired of that. They want to see change in that regard."

Canty listened to one local in a careworn apartment complex, who pleaded, "This is where I live. I obviously don't have any money. I want a democracy that represents my kids' interests because I don't believe it will ever represent mine."

Variations of that theme were repeated time and again.

The lady who delivered the treat told Gallegos, "I'm a woman, and I'm 65 years old, and it's not just young people who are supporting Bernie. It's people like me."

The Nevada caucus may be very close, indeed.


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Las Vegas Review Journal: Sanders Supporters Spread 'Feel the Bern' Message (Terrific read!!) (Original Post) CoffeeCat Feb 2016 OP
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Feb 2016 #1
Awesome!!! I have to look up monkey bread. thereismore Feb 2016 #2
Monkey bread thereismore Feb 2016 #3
Sheldon Adelson's paper that endorsed Rubio? Renew Deal Feb 2016 #4
I loved this article because it gives a window into the NV canvassing CoffeeCat Feb 2016 #5
Kicked and recommended. Duval Feb 2016 #6
KnR ! ! ! 99th_Monkey Feb 2016 #7
And people like us (white-early 60's) WE DO NOT WANT TO BE ANYONE'S FIREWALL EITHER! joanbarnes Feb 2016 #8
If I was being referred to as someone's "firewall" CoffeeCat Feb 2016 #10
Ditto. SoapBox Feb 2016 #11
K & R! TIME TO PANIC Feb 2016 #9


(24,411 posts)
5. I loved this article because it gives a window into the NV canvassing
Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:20 PM
Feb 2016

...and what is on the minds of some voters.

NV was hit hard by the 2008 housing collapse. And Hillary is in bed with the big banks. And she justifies it and continues to take checks from them--as early as two days ago.

The Latino community in Iowa broke for Bernie. Their main concerns were economic. Bernie speaks right to the heart of that.

The more I hear from NV, the more I feel good about the NV caucuses.


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10. If I was being referred to as someone's "firewall"
Thu Feb 18, 2016, 03:31 PM
Feb 2016

I would feel like a used object; a campaign device.

I've never seen such an inept campaign from top to bottom. I thought we had seen the worst from HRC in 2008.

From how she funds her campaign to how she callously refers to PEOPLE--and everything in between--is abrasive and very telling.

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