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(2,603 posts)
Wed Oct 28, 2015, 09:05 PM Oct 2015

Hillary Who?

I have NEVER heard that. I didn't hear it in 2007/08 and I haven't heard it yet in this election cycle. There are very few people in the US that don't know Hillary Clinton. She has a worldwide presence and is known by nearly everyone.

However, I've heard "Bernie who?" hundreds of times. I'll likely hear it thousands of times by the time the primaries come into full swing.

There is no plateau right now. The polls are essentially meaningless right now. Hillary has a set number of voters firmly in her camp and that's it. There are few if any undecideds for her to shift her way.

Bernie on the other hand has millions yet to get to know him. He has millions struggling day to day that need to hear his message and will embrace his platform as soon as they hear it.

We've just started this election. GOTV, get out the message, and stay positive.

An easy thing to do is to print and hand out flyers. Many can be found here:


Scroll to the bottom of the page for pdf downloads of flyers you can hand out. I find them to be a big hit at the drive thru window.

(Thanks and credit to Retrowire for the link)

Bernie 2016. We have voters to find and get motivated.

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Hillary Who? (Original Post) Cassiopeia Oct 2015 OP
Exactly! peacebird Oct 2015 #1
LOTS of young voters ... First time voters ... Who feel left out ... Trajan Oct 2015 #2
Tonight, in colleges and universities all over the country Fawke Em Oct 2015 #3
Hell yeah! Trajan Oct 2015 #4
There are lots of non political voters that don't know Bernie. Cassiopeia Oct 2015 #5
So I went into Steak and Shake tonite to order some food to go. SmittynMo Oct 2015 #13
NO PLATEAU! NO PLATEAU! NO PLATEAU! :D Yeeeaaah!! n/t retrowire Oct 2015 #6
Thanks for your inspiration. Cassiopeia Oct 2015 #9
Hillary Who? AlbertCat Oct 2015 #7
Which week indeed. Cassiopeia Oct 2015 #8
Hillary Who? is an excellent post. erlewyne Oct 2015 #10
Awesome! Cassiopeia Oct 2015 #14
To know him is to love him. AzDar Oct 2015 #11
Thank You For Posting The Link... ChiciB1 Oct 2015 #12
Yep. There are tens of millions of Americans who have never heard mhatrw Oct 2015 #15
She can't win the GE. Bernie can. n/t Admiral Loinpresser Oct 2015 #16
The real problem is the coattails she has. Cassiopeia Oct 2015 #17
+1 n/t Admiral Loinpresser Oct 2015 #18
The oligarchy has picked their candidate. L0oniX Oct 2015 #19


(19,089 posts)
2. LOTS of young voters ... First time voters ... Who feel left out ...
Wed Oct 28, 2015, 09:12 PM
Oct 2015

I'm a believer ... Bernie is the ONE!

Fawke Em

(11,366 posts)
3. Tonight, in colleges and universities all over the country
Wed Oct 28, 2015, 09:13 PM
Oct 2015

they FELTTHEBERN and chanted it quite loudly.


(2,603 posts)
5. There are lots of non political voters that don't know Bernie.
Wed Oct 28, 2015, 09:18 PM
Oct 2015

When I hear "Bernie who?" my first question is are you registered to vote? I get a "yes" often.

It's our job to get those voters (and those yet to register) to feel the Bern.


(3,544 posts)
13. So I went into Steak and Shake tonite to order some food to go.
Wed Oct 28, 2015, 10:50 PM
Oct 2015

The drive up was swamped. To avoid a 1/2 hour wait to order, I decided to go inside to order. I walk in and the manager takes my order. There were only 2 customers, sitting down eating. I informed him the drive up was back logged. So he pulls a worker(probably 21) cleaning tables and tells him to start cooking burgers. To my surprise, the employee barks back and says, " You got me doing tables, cooking burgers, and the drive up, cashier. I should be making 4 times my salary". The manager walks away to the back of the room, as though to ignore him. The employee goes to cooking my burgers and he's mumbling. I pipe up and say, "Hey, I can help you with your salary issue. It's quite simple, just vote for Bernie". He says, "Yeah my friends have been talking a lot about him".
I told him, "Listen dude, if you would like to obtain free college tuition, and increase the minimum wage to 15 an hour", then you owe it to yourself to check him out. It's your future, not mine".

He turns around and smiles. This tells me several things. The word is getting out there. Millennials are crucial to this upcoming vote. And I'm pretty sure he is going to research it and hopefully "Feel the Bern".

It made my day.

Hey, 1 voter at a time!!!! Whatever it takes.


(2,603 posts)
9. Thanks for your inspiration.
Wed Oct 28, 2015, 10:18 PM
Oct 2015

I look forward to your generation taking the reigns. You are an inspiration to many here on DU and I'm sure you are in real life as well.

Stay positive and keep fighting. It's a marathon, not a sprint.



(17,505 posts)
7. Hillary Who?
Wed Oct 28, 2015, 10:08 PM
Oct 2015

Depends on which week you're talking about.

Yes, the Clinton brand is as known as Coke. Many will vote for the familiar name. Many will think she's another Bill.


(2,603 posts)
8. Which week indeed.
Wed Oct 28, 2015, 10:15 PM
Oct 2015

Many of those familiar name voters will have heard of Bernie by the time the primaries come around.

Bill's coattails didn't work out so well in 2008 and that was a time when the economy and market had just been destroyed.


(1,115 posts)
10. Hillary Who? is an excellent post.
Wed Oct 28, 2015, 10:19 PM
Oct 2015

My friends come to visit me and they have never heard of Bernie. They know I
am a Democrat so they want to say nice things about Hillary.

I correct them but Hillary is imbedded in their minds. I have just
ordered some Bernie signs along with my paltry $10.00 donation.

The Bernie signs will go on my garage right next to my Dennis
Kucinich signs. Everybody in my town will know who
Bernie is. I have three busy churches within a quarter-mile
of my garage and in this circumference I have two schools
and a 24/7 gas station! I will post pictures to show-off soon enough!


(15,435 posts)
12. Thank You For Posting The Link...
Wed Oct 28, 2015, 10:44 PM
Oct 2015

I'm aware of it because I FELT THE BERN a long time ago. Am part of helping get his name recognized in my very Red County handing out flyers and information. Bought shirts and bumper stickers a long time ago, but more things have been added.

This is a MUST link! Thanks again!


(10,786 posts)
15. Yep. There are tens of millions of Americans who have never heard
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:42 AM
Oct 2015

of Bernie Sanders and currently have no idea why he would make the best US President ever.


(2,603 posts)
17. The real problem is the coattails she has.
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:22 AM
Oct 2015

The down ticket races will be flooded by new Republican blood as people come out to vote against her.

Bernie however brings a message of hope and we all know how that helped us in 2008. Granted, that was squandered for the benefit of the 1%, but I truly believe Bernie is a different politician than Obama is.

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