NORFOLK, Va. — “There’s a lot of pain.” That was the message Sen. Bernie Sanders brought to Norfolk Scope on Tuesday. Repeatedly interrupted by a cheering crowd,Sanders touched on several campaign promises, including banking reform, free college education, a Medicare-for-all health care system, tighter campaign finance laws and stricter international trade rules to protect U.S. jobs.
“You are very, very powerful people when you start flexing your muscles, and that’s what everyone has got to do right now,” said Sanders.
There must be “a political revolution in which millions of people understand democracy is not a football game,” he said. “People in this community, where you have a strong military, you understand that people have fought and died to defend American democracy. … You are that democracy.”
The Cape Charles Mirror did interview one of the event’s attendees (the Editor’s daughter).
Mirror-“So, Rachel, was there a big crowd?”
Rachel-“Oh,yeah, every section at Scope, except for two were completely filled.”
Mirror-“Really? It was reported by the other news outlets that only 3500 or so showed up. It sound’s more like 7500 to 8000.”
Rachel-“At least that. That report is typical of what they say, trying to discredit Bernie.”
Mirror-“Did you get any pictures I can use with the nice new camera you got for Christmas?”
Rachel -“I was too busy listening to Bernie.”
Mirror-“How was he?”
Rachel, -“Dad, Bernie rocks!”