Sunday, February 21, 2016
Bernie Sanders fund raising event a big success
By SJ Otto
The Bernie Sanders fund raiser was a great success last Saturday night, here in
Several hundred people showed up, maybe more than a thousand (The official tally was more than 900 people show up). A lot of food and
Bernie T-shirts were sold out by the end of the evening. Volunteers were taking
people's names to sign up for different campaigning work.
It seems like there were more people than expected. A lot of the crowd was young, at least younger than 30. There were some minorities, but it would have been better if there were more.
Noticeably absent was the
Wichita Eagle (AKA Koch's Gazette), although
they did have a large article where Charles Koch says "Charles
G. Koch: Sanders and I agree on a few issues". Also the Bernie people notified all the news media outlets about this and none of them came.
I signed up for to do some work and join in the St. Patrick's Day Parade this year. I was pleasantly surprised that so many people were willing to support a man who calls himself a socialist here in