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Mon Jan 18, 2016, 07:15 PM

Talked to my Neighbor across the street today.

The Bernie sign I had up blew away last week to parts unknown. At least to me. Turns out it blew into the street and my neighbor picked it up and put it in the back of his pickup. He said he wasn't sure who it belonged to, but since I was already putting another sign up he guessed it was mine. Said he didn't want me to think he'd taken it down or anything because he didn't like the guy. In fact, he said, he and his son had been watching the debate and he thought Sanders had some pretty good ideas. I'm beginning to like him, he said. He's a working man in his forties or so, and anybody less like what a Berniebro is supposed to be can't be imagined.

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Reply Talked to my Neighbor across the street today. (Original post)
stage left Jan 2016 OP
Old Codger Jan 2016 #1
jwirr Jan 2016 #7
stage left Jan 2016 #13
jwirr Jan 2016 #17
Voice for Peace Jan 2016 #2
stage left Jan 2016 #16
Proserpina Jan 2016 #3
zentrum Jan 2016 #5
stage left Jan 2016 #9
tecelote Jan 2016 #4
ejbr Jan 2016 #6
demwing Jan 2016 #8
stage left Jan 2016 #11
stage left Jan 2016 #10
senz Jan 2016 #12
stage left Jan 2016 #14
senz Jan 2016 #15

Response to stage left (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 07:38 PM

1. A lot

 

Of people are paying more attention to him now he still needs more exposure and hopefully will start to get more now...

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Response to Old Codger (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 10:00 PM

7. This campaign is moving state by state with added action

volunteers provide in advance states. As we win in a state the emphasis will move to the next states and the Bernie states will move their attention to those new states. Like a rolling snowball it will pick up more and more volunteers and more power.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 12:10 AM

13. I met one of those

advance volunteers. She was working in the Greenville office, a young African-American woman. One of the other phone bankers was an older African-American woman, who was apparently an old hand at campaigning. Her husband was out canvassing, showing one of the Millennials the ropes. Millenials seem to be the majority in this office. One young guy who just joined said he'd worked on a campaign for Rand Paul, but that was before he felt the Bern.

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Response to stage left (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 12:01 PM

17. I went to an event last week and met our area coordinater

also. She was young with beautifully dyed hair and a great personality.

We had all ages attending: many from the tribe, one union leader from town, a business man and his son, three college students, a single mother, an activist who was very angry and more. Our area Democratic leader was also there. I have no idea if he came because he supports Bernie or just to help with the teach-in. Either way I was glad to see he was there. We phone banked, ate lunch together and then learned the rules regarding MN primary caucuses. Very educational.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 07:49 PM

2. yes we can!

 

These anecdotes are significant and they keep happening because Bernie is authentic. People become enthusiastic overnight.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 12:30 AM

16. Absolutely

we can.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 08:05 PM

3. Tell him you'd be honored if he put the sign on his lawn!

 

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Response to Proserpina (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 09:26 PM

5. Thanks for the description n/t

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Response to Proserpina (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 11:50 PM

9. That is a great idea.

I don't know if he's quite there yet, but I will keep checking.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 09:22 PM

4. What gives me faith...

...is that Sander's bumper stickers, yard signs and t-shirts outnumber all other candidates put together.

The main stream media may not get it but the people sure as hell do.

That's why Sanders is surging. People are talking and they have faith in that more than the news.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 09:33 PM

6. I think he DID take down

your sign.


Causing mischief is a hobby of mine

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Response to ejbr (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 10:11 PM

8. maybe he was feeling the Bern

 

and just wanted the sign for his yard

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Response to demwing (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 11:57 PM

11. Hmm

If that's the case I'll give him one. A bumper sticker, too. And throw in a button.He'll have to buy his own tee shirt.

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Response to ejbr (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 11:55 PM

10. But he gave it back.

If he did, so there's that and he didn't damage my door buzzard. (offhand reference to a hilarious pre-Christmas thread.) Besides, I'm phone banking for Bernie and they told me I could have all the signs I want.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 12:08 AM

12. This could be the reason DWS doesn't want to add more debates.

 

Bernie talks about what matters to people, and people hear him.

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Response to senz (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 12:16 AM

14. Exactly.

But she can't stop us calling and knocking on doors. The more they try to silence the message, the more determined Bernie's volunteers become to spread the word. I know that's the way I feel at least.

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Response to stage left (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 12:27 AM

15. Really good point.

 

Being a highly worthy underdog is a huge motivator for supporters. And given Bernie's David vs. Goliath message, he'll always be the underdog, even when he comes out ahead.

Not bad!

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