OK this is my first live blog with my new iPad, so we'll see how it goes! Several thousand Bernie supporters have been waiting since early hours this morning at Norfolk's SCOPE Arena...it holds about 10,000 people and half has been partitioned off for this event..and it looks like the partitioned area is about 80% full...with a VERY eager crowd! I had to postpone the appointment with the funeral director in order to be here, but I know Dad would approve! More to come...
Bernie on stage! Here is what he is saying (transcribed as fast and accurately as I possibly can!)
No president can address the problems in this country unless there is a political revolution
Democracy is not a spectator sport ... yOU ARE DEMOCRACY!
You are very powerful people when you are flexing your muscles and this is what we have to do right now!
If elected officials are not responding they are going to learn what unemployment is all about!
Let me tell you...Wall St is getting very very nervous!
We are doing something very radical in American politics -- we are telling the truth!
We are listening to the American people...
We are listening to immigrants who are saying we are tired of living in fear, in the shadows