There's No Time To Explain #18: Bernie Sanders
I attended the rally for Bernie Sanders on the campus of Ventura College on May 26, 2016. A Democratic presidential primary rally is a rare sight in California, and I was very excited to attend my first. I recorded conversations I had with 23 amazing people I ran into all day long and present them here. Some were good friends; some were casual acquaintances; some were complete strangers; all were fucking bad ass. All day long I was confronted with passion, enthusiasm and genuine concern for the future of our nation. I start the day off connecting with Lisa Bean AKA Boh Nellis, a previous guest on this podcast and talk to members of her entourage. I discover the identity of the mystery man who was hanging handpainted Bernie signs all over Ventura. I manage to get into the section coordinated by the Sanders campaign to be Bernie's photo backdrop during his speech. I talk to a real live Republican. BOTH a Black person AND a White person talk to me. I confront a Trump Troll. Don't miss Punk Rock and Politics Parts I, II, and III. My microphone doesn't get past security. And, if all of that wasn't enough, I shake the hand of Bernie Sanders. I defend Bernie Supporters against the criticism that we are destroying the Democratic Party by not supporting Hillary Clinton. Be sure to recommend this podcast to your friends and encourage them to vote in California's primary on Tuesday, June 7.
Bernie's Speech in Ventura. If you see me in the sign waving crowd in the back, take note of the timecode and let me know, thanks!