Monitor: Trust them, these loyal supporters still love Bernie

Trust them, these loyal supporters still love Bernie 

  • Children run in front of the stage as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is presented a banner with thank-you messages at the Political Revolution Party at Jim Mitchell Community Park in Warner on Monday. The event was put on by the political organizations Rights & Democracy and Our Revolution. ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff » Buy this Image

Monitor columnist

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Bernie Sanders keeps dreaming about a better world.

And his supporters keep dreaming about Bernie.

They love him, every part of him, from his New York accent, to his rolled up shirtsleeves, to his arms extending into a hard lean against the lectern. And they trust him, too, seeing an honest, decent soul who bears no resemblance to a deceitful snake-oil salesperson.

Would you buy a used car from this man? In the case of the 400 people who showed up at Jim Mitchell Community Park in Warner on Monday, you bet. In Bernie they trust.

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Boston Globe coverage of Labor Day

BOSTON GLOBE, September 5, 2016

Sanders stumps for Clinton, slams Trump in N.H.

"In Warner, at an event organized by the left-leaning Rights and Democracy group, some Democrats seemed reluctant, but ready, to support Clinton.

“I think a lot of people feel like we’re voting for the best of the worst,” said Peter Ingold, of Warner. “She’s too much of a politician.”

Yet he and his wife, Kerry Ingold, said they feel like they have no other choice but to vote for her -- which seemed to match the tone of some of the events that day.

“We are very, very terrified of Trump,” Kerry Ingold said."

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