-By John Dillon. My good friend John can be read at Pension Vocabulary.
You’d have believed they were giving something away by the crowds that pushed into the North Central College Residence/Recreation Hall last night in Naperville.
In fact, they were – and it wasn’t just Independent Senator Bernie Sanders new book Our Revolution, which came with the price of the ticket.
Better than that, for a crowd of young and elderly tipping well over three thousand it was an opportunity to hear the Democratic runner-up’s advice about what to do after this election cycle setback.
Senator Sanders began by purposely avoiding the promotion of his book, and instead launched into an unscripted speech after an observation that “probably more than one or two of you have the election in your minds right now.”
The audience, sporting various styles and “Bernie” regalia responded in applause and moans. Sanders countered with reminding all of us of a song we might consider while we prepare ourselves for the fight ahead. “Pete Seeger sang one of my favorite songs,” he proposed, “and I think you all know how it goes.”