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Jester Messiah

(4,711 posts)
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 08:39 AM Jun 2016

Bernie Sanders' sober social activism wins him fans in California

I spoke with a college-age woman waiting in line at the Bakersfield fairgrounds. She wore a reversed baseball cap over her long, magenta-tinted hair, jeans ripped at the knees and a black muscle shirt touting “Bernie for President.” Her name was Cela Ayres. I asked her why this rumpled old guy with unruly white hair had become such a political phenomenon among millennials. Ayres said that other candidates — Hillary Clinton in particular — try to connect with young voters by awkwardly “relating” and using gimmicks like Snapchat.

“Bernie just says what relates to us,” Ayres told me. “He doesn’t try to relate to us, he gets us.”


http://www.latimes.com/opinion/topoftheticket/la-na-tt-bernie-activism-20160531-snap-story.html
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Bernie Sanders' sober social activism wins him fans in California (Original Post) Jester Messiah Jun 2016 OP
If only he "got them"...to vote for him. brooklynite Jun 2016 #1
To hell with your negativity. Jester Messiah Jun 2016 #2
they wouldnt lash out if they werent hurting reddread Jun 2016 #3
What amazes me is the number of posters on DU who seem to think ladjf Jun 2016 #4
Whelp, that young lady hasn't voted yet because she's in Calif. ebayfool Jun 2016 #5
 

Jester Messiah

(4,711 posts)
2. To hell with your negativity.
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 08:55 AM
Jun 2016

Someone was saying there aren't enough pro-Bernie posts lately, so I'm addressing the lack.

ladjf

(17,320 posts)
4. What amazes me is the number of posters on DU who seem to think
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:34 PM
Jun 2016

that they have more sense and political knowledge than Sanders, who is one of the brightest politicians
in Congress.

ebayfool

(3,411 posts)
5. Whelp, that young lady hasn't voted yet because she's in Calif.
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:44 PM
Jun 2016

But we will. Her and those like her. And this old lady!


And you are pleased that young people are getting involved in political races, yes?



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