Bernie Sanders for President – His Tour Of Iowa 

[From An Email To Me This Morning]

Richard – [Me aka Rex Dexter]

My wife Jane and I just had an amazing weekend in Iowa.

Thousands of people came out across the state to support our campaign, from Boone and the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding in Clear Lake, to the State Fair Soapbox, and over to Dubuque.

We wanted to say thank you, Iowa, for being so welcoming to us, and show you a little bit about our time here this past weekend.

Check it out, and then ask your friends to join our campaign.

We kicked off the weekend at the Ames Farmers’ Market.

Jane and I bought some food, flowers, and spices, and then I spoke a little bit about our campaign, met with voters, posed for a few selfies, and even played with a band.

Later, in Boone, Iowa—population 12,000 or so—more than 600 people turned out for a town meeting.

Then it was the big event: the Iowa State Fair.

A CNN reporter said we “got the largest crowd of any candidate I’ve ever seen give a speech here at the state fair.”

Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fair Attendees Pick Sanders Over Clinton


By Bradford Richardson – Aug 17, 2015

“Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the favored Democrat among Iowa State Fair attendees, according to results of an informal poll posted on the Iowa secretary of State website.

The poll shows Sanders leading Hillary Clinton 49 percent to 45 percent. Clinton opted not to speak at the Des Moines Register soapbox during her appearance at the fair, while Sanders spoke to a large crowd on Saturday.”

More About The State Fair:

Bernie Sanders Draws More People Than Clinton Or Trump With Crowd That Stopped Iowa State Fair

By Jason Easley – Aug 16, 2015

“Chuck Todd reported on Meet The Press that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders drew more people to the Iowa State Fair than Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

Todd said that the Sanders crowd was so big that it stopped the fair.

Before bringing in Sanders for an interview, Todd said, “From my three days in Iowa, it’s clear to me that the Bernie Sanders phenomenon is very real. The Vermont Independent Senator is attracting huge crowds.”

After bringing in Sanders, Todd continued, “I have to say I was both in Clear Lake watched you there, watched you in Soapbox. You had so many people, the fair stopped. Forget Trump. Forget Hillary Clinton. I think you might have had the biggest crowd yesterday.”

It is nice of the mainstream media’s Captain Obvious to finally pick up on what the rest of the political world already knows.

Bernie Sanders is drawing huge crowds all across the country.

Apparently, Chuck Todd wasn’t convinced when 28,000 showed up in Portland, Oregon, and 27,500 people came out for Sanders in Los Angeles.

Todd had to see it with his own eyes to make sure that the people were there, and that liberals were telling the truth.

As annoying as it might be, the validation of a key Beltway insider like Chuck Todd is important for the Sanders campaign and for the movement that the candidate is constructing.

People inside Washington are beginning to recognize the power of Bernie Sanders.

This matters because, even if Sanders does not win the Democratic nomination, he will return to the Senate as one of the most popular and powerful senators in the country.

When the mainstream media takes a candidate seriously, their ideas get taken more seriously, and Bernie Sanders has a lot of good ideas.

It is no surprise that Sanders drew a potentially bigger crowd than Clinton or Trump. In fact, I discussed this possibility less than three days ago on this website.

Sen. Sanders is rising to help shape the future and direction of this country. Sanders is getting so popular that even Chuck Todd can see it.

The next wave of change is coming to America, and it is being led by an Independent Senator from Vermont.”

Then we stopped by to see a few friends in Iowa City on Saturday night.

Iowa City

The next day brought us to Cedar Rapids to open our campaign office, and 250 folks—including people, dogs, and babies—came out for the event.

At the Scott County Democratic Party Picnic, Maria Bribriesco delivered a passionate and moving introduction of me.

She spoke about her upbringing as a “Chicana of American and Mexican descent” and her father’s struggle to find work, despite being a World War II and Korean War veteran.

Her family eventually decided to become migrant farm workers in order to survive—“we worked so hard, but we were still living in poverty… something’s not right.”

Maria said her family’s struggles led her to embrace Cesar Chavez’s two great lessons—there is “dignity in work” and “strength in unity.”

Finally, we closed out the weekend with a big town hall in Dubuque—more than 2,000 people of all ages came out to a college gymnasium, complete with homemade signs and plenty of enthusiasm for our campaign.

Bernie 2016 Political Revolution

We have the momentum.

Thank you for being a part of our campaign—can you please ask your friends to join you?

Click here to ask your friends to join our campaign:



Campaign Page:

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