Season of stumping ends with Sanders
(Talk of the Town photos by Jennifer Zartman Romano)
Some say they plan to vote for Bernie Sanders, above and below. Others supported other candidates, but wanted to hear his message. Some say they were interested in seeing yet another member of the political cast of characters that have traveled to Northeast Indiana within the past several days. Still others, including many of the youths in attendance at the Bernie Sanders rally held today at Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, say for the first time they're inspired and interested in the political process -- something they attribute to Sanders. Reasons for attending the rally were as plentiful as the shoulder to shoulder crowd in attendance.
Whatever the reason -- thousands lined up early this morning for an opportunity to hear Sanders, the final US presidential candidate to visit Northeast Indiana. Sanders arrived by mid-afternoon and spoke to the crowd for about an hour, highlighting various points in his campaign, urging people not to be frustrated by the political process and to understand the importance of voting.
Candidate Ted Cruz was the first big candidate to visit Northeast Indiana on Thursday, followed by Bill Clinton stumping for his wife, Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump came to town Sunday and Cruz returned mid-day on Monday. Sanders left town around 4:30 p.m. Monday, ending what has been a very interesting period in politics for Hoosiers.