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Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:39 AM

 

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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Reply Bernie Sanders' sober social activism wins him fans in California (Original post)
Jester Messiah Jun 2016 OP
brooklynite Jun 2016 #1
Jester Messiah Jun 2016 #2
reddread Jun 2016 #3
ladjf Jun 2016 #4
ebayfool Jun 2016 #5

Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:52 AM

1. If only he "got them"...to vote for him.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:55 AM

2. To hell with your negativity.

 

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

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Response to Jester Messiah (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:25 AM

3. they wouldnt lash out if they werent hurting

 

and you know that suffering is going to last a while

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Response to Jester Messiah (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 01:34 PM

4. What amazes me is the number of posters on DU who seem to think

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

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 01:44 PM

5. Whelp, that young lady hasn't voted yet because she's in Calif.

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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