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2016 Postmortem

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Sun Jun 5, 2016, 10:21 PM Jun 2016

Blogger Describes "My Day at a Hillary Clinton Rally" in Salinas CA [View all]

How exciting! The first female candidate with a true shot to become “President of the Free World” (per some) had planned a stop in Salinas CA !!! Given she is ahead in a close race, the turnout should be pretty damn large, and she’d plan a space that would enable her to connect with anyone that wanted to connect with her, right?
My buddy and I arrived at 1:20 pm. We came in the back way to Hartnell College, which is about the size of large high school campuses I’m familiar with in Columbia SC. It was strange. There wasn’t a single sign anywhere advising of the HRC event.
When the protesters would start chanting ..., she tried to get Hillary cheers going. Where there should have been voices of support from a long line waiting for Hillary, there was mostly silence. She couldn’t get more than two or three people to join her energy for more than about 2-3 seconds at a time. Having been to a Bernie rally, it was all strange.

Strange. Only about 1 in 10 had anything on related to HRC. The adorned items included buttons, shirts, and stickers on bags, but there were almost no hand signs, and the HRC items were singular on most. Having been to a Bernie Rally and seen big Trump rallies on TV, this all seemed odd. Alternate universe kind of stuff. Then I saw a girl in a dress with Bernie socks on, and things started to make more sense...

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She's doomed: "almost no hand signs"!!!!!! Democrats Ascendant Jun 2016 #1
no clothing or pins or anything on most of those in line GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #2
So what? Democrats Ascendant Jun 2016 #3
so where is the enthusiasm? GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #4
So where's the rap music?!! Hortensis Jun 2016 #35
15 pieces of flair. That's the bare minimum sufrommich Jun 2016 #21
yes, serious enthusiasm gap GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #24
A lot has changed since February when he made that statement. sufrommich Jun 2016 #25
you can just keep repeating that "...be our president" stuff to yourself NJCher Jun 2016 #26
There have been changes indeed GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #29
Zerohedge,the Infowars of the left.nt sufrommich Jun 2016 #31
Haven't you heard? -none Jun 2016 #34
It's part of the new math program, they even give you a metric abacus nolabels Jun 2016 #38
You mean they are not already? -none Jun 2016 #42
This is the kind of stuff you guys have to resort to? book_worm Jun 2016 #5
"you're" Sky Masterson Jun 2016 #6
This "kind of stuff" ? You mean truth? GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #8
What is this "truth" you speak of? mac56 Jun 2016 #9
Not sure but I've heard it said that truth is 'the reason were (sic) losing'. GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #10
More accurately, "an interpretation of the observed filtered through passion and bias." LanternWaste Jun 2016 #40
here is some observation without filters... GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #41
'This kind of stuff' and 'you guys' and 'your losing' out of book_worm? Bluenorthwest Jun 2016 #16
Stuff like pretending puffy socks Jun 2016 #32
Is this more like it? geek tragedy Jun 2016 #7
Bwahahaha!!!! NCTraveler Jun 2016 #11
Voting for president does not equal voting for your idol or being a fanatic. qdouble Jun 2016 #12
I am glad Sanders campaign provided nice shiney things MyNameGoesHere Jun 2016 #13
a huge, politically active, supportive community is a "shiny thing"? Fast Walker 52 Jun 2016 #14
I still think it's odd that her rallies are so pathetically small Fast Walker 52 Jun 2016 #15
The rooms are 50%+ media GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #18
the article is worth a full read, and is pretty damning Fast Walker 52 Jun 2016 #17
The tiny size is odd and what a turn off for those who truly support her and don't get picked GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #19
It was a casting call. Barack_America Jun 2016 #28
A Bernie/Trump supporter's account of a Hillary rally. You guys are funny. And desperate. YouDig Jun 2016 #20
not as desperate as a candidate who can't fill half a grade school gym GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #22
You mean the candidate that demolished yours and is going to be the nominee in less than 48 hours? YouDig Jun 2016 #23
Is it July 25th already? GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #27
June 7, she clinches and becomes presumptive nominee. Your #berniemath won't change that. YouDig Jun 2016 #30
What a loser. Oh wait. She kicked Sanders ass, from start to finish. Like, the winner. seabeyond Jun 2016 #33
My experience was different. ucrdem Jun 2016 #36
Thanks for sharing those. GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #37
... DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #39
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