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2016 Postmortem

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Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:06 PM Feb 2016

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

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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