Bernie spoke outside and a block on the street directly in front of the parking lot where the rally was held was blocked off. There was a lot of security and when I tried to get in the parking lot I had a pocket knife and they wouldn’t let me enter which was fine. Out in the street was about as close as we would have gotten anyway. There were venders selling Bernie merchandise and one shirt for sale had printed on it: ‘Fuck Trump’ which I thought was distasteful but such is our world.
The crowd was a cross section of young and old, families with babies, men and women. I do worry that Bernie may have high blood pressure because his face is so red but after all, he is 74 years old. I heard the same speech that he has continually given throughout the country so there was nothing new. It was interesting to go and see things in person and it was free.
I would have liked to see Donald Trump when he comes to Bismarck in a couple weeks but that event sold out in two minutes when tickets went on sale. Trump’s rally will be held at the Event Center which holds several thousand people so it will be far more energetic I’m sure. It has been an interesting year in politics and I am certain it will continue to be entertaining throughout 2016. ~b