New Hampshire Democrats paralyzed by fear of making the wrong choice

New Hampshire Democrats paralyzed by fear of making the wrong choice
A Bernie Sanders contingent at the Iowa caucuses prepares for the balloting. Twitter, @mariasacchetti

[Ed. – That’s what happens when you’re blinded by hatred.]

This is the room that scares the crap out of the Democratic establishment: a college gymnasium in Keene, N.H., packed to the rafters with nearly 2,000 Bernie Sanders fans joyfully noodle-dancing to a Vermont-based jam band playing a raucous cover of the Talking Heads song “Burning Down the House.”

A little while later, Sanders takes the stage, accompanied by his wife, three children and two grandchildren. “Thank you, Twiddle!” he says. Then he stops to reflect on how far he’s come since his ragtag campaign surprised everyone in 2016. When he presented his agenda four years ago, he says, “the corporate establishment said, Too radical!” Boo! the crowd yells.

“And the political establishment said, Too radical!” Boo!

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“And the media establishment said, Too radical!” Boo! “But you know what the people of New Hampshire said?” And the crowd erupts into cheers and applause.

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