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Mon Jul 13, 2015, 03:02 PM

 

Graphic Artist Sparks Impromptu Bernie Sanders Rally at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO – Could the (fury) road to the White House one day lead through Comic-Con?

Mario Prado, a printing wiz currently smitten with 2016 presidential hopeful Sen. Bernard Sanders, doesn’t see that as such an absurd proposition.



“Comic-Con attracts a lot of nerds. Nerds are very much on top of politics,” the printing shop owner told CQ Roll Call of his decision to stump for the Vermont independent.

Prado erected an eye-catching depiction of the populist pol facing off against the conservative Koch brothers in a Mad Max-like landscape along a heavily traveled crosswalk just outside the bustling entertainment hub. That, coupled with the fire engine-red t-shirt he wore in support of “Bernie Man” — showing Sanders’ signature shock of white hair replaced by flaming coiffure — drew in passersby, many of whom Prado said were not all that familiar with the veteran pol.

“Definitely, there’s been people through here who don’t know who he is and that have asked about him. And I’m like, ‘take it, please,’” he said of the leaflets he’d prepared delineating Sanders’ policy positions on everything from green energy (“reverse global warming and make the planet habitable for future generations”) to universal health care (“join the rest of the industrialized world with Medicare-for-all healthcare”).

“Educate yourself and when you find out just talk to other people about it. Spread the word,” he said he has advised political neophytes.

Although not formally attached to Team Sanders — “Bernie hasn’t asked me to do anything for him. It’s just me doing it on my own because I love the guy,” Prado assured CQ Roll Call — Prado’s makeshift camp soon attracted other grassroots activists.

One woman waved an “Occupy” flag and preached about the coming revolution to anyone who would listen, while a pair of costumed canvassers invoked the canon of George Lucas.



The Force is strong with Bernie. He’s our only hope,” a Princess Leia lookalike warned the sci-fi savvy masses.

Prado seemed pleased that folks were even willing to stop and listen.

“I’ve always cared about politics and I don’t wanna be one of those people that sits on the sidelines and complains,” he said. “I’d rather take an active part.

http://hoh.rollcall.com/graphic-artist-sparks-impromptu-bernie-sanders-rally-at-comic-con/

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Reply Graphic Artist Sparks Impromptu Bernie Sanders Rally at Comic-Con (Original post)
Playinghardball Jul 2015 OP
arcane1 Jul 2015 #1
peacebird Jul 2015 #2
BrotherIvan Jul 2015 #3
peacebird Jul 2015 #4
arcane1 Jul 2015 #6
BrotherIvan Jul 2015 #8
arcane1 Jul 2015 #9
SoapBox Jul 2015 #5
Enthusiast Jul 2015 #7
Kalidurga Jul 2015 #10
OnyxCollie Jul 2015 #11
MerryBlooms Jul 2015 #12
Playinghardball Jul 2015 #13
tblue37 Jul 2015 #14
hifiguy Jul 2015 #15
raouldukelives Jul 2015 #16
Marty McGraw Jul 2015 #17
secondvariety Jul 2015 #18

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 03:03 PM

1. Bernie "Ash" Sanders.

 

Groovy!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 03:10 PM

2. Love it! Way to create buzz!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 03:17 PM

3. Notice how many people have never heard of Sanders

He's got a lot of room to go up. And the genuine enthusiasm and momentum are erupting all over.

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Response to BrotherIvan (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 03:31 PM

4. Yes, it is all good!

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Response to BrotherIvan (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 03:49 PM

6. The only thing missing: voter registration forms to go along wtih the leaflets

 

THAT is how we will win this!

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 03:55 PM

8. In California we can register to vote online!

I can add that to the flyer (got mad skillz yo).

http://registertovote.ca.gov/

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Response to BrotherIvan (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 03:58 PM

9. Yes, that too!!

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 03:39 PM

5. And this is how Bernie will win.

Grassroots...social media...word of mouth and shaking hands.

The Sanderstorm is growing by the minute and it cannot be stopped by the Banksters, DINOs, Third Wayers, the D.C. Beltway Bubble Crooks...

We have the People and the People vote.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 03:55 PM

7. Kicked and recommended to the Max!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 04:13 PM

10. what a coinky dink I was working on this.



I am still working on the shading.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 04:27 PM

11. "He's a motherfu#%ing sorcerer"

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 04:34 PM

12. Beaut!

Love the enthusiasm, and I really love--

“I’ve always cared about politics and I don’t wanna be one of those people that sits on the sidelines and complains,” he said. “I’d rather take an active part.


Mario Prado

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 05:09 PM

13. they should have Chewbacca in the picture

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 05:36 PM

14. But with a head of white Bernie hair! nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 07:56 PM

15. LOVE it!!

 



We nerds and geeks are pretty smart cookies.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2015, 10:52 AM

16. K&R for Bernie-Wan nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2015, 03:57 PM

17. Here's the group...

...that got all the workings in order.

Sounds like they all had a good Time!
http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-For-Bernie-Sanders-2016/events/223901871/

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2015, 04:11 PM

18. "This is my Boomstick!"

I love it.



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