Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!
As if speaking in Pine Ridge in the morning and Rapid City in the afternoon aren’t enough, Senator Bernie Sanders has added a Sioux Falls rally to his Thursday blitz of South Dakota. The Democratic Presidential candidate will speak at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.—bring your cameras… and watch for sparrows!
Don’t get me wrong: I’m still pretty sure the primary season is effectively over, the two major-party Presidential nominees are set, and the only ballot uncertainty remaining is whether we will have a John Anderson, a Ross Perot, or a Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt to shake up our November math.
But the dire delegate math isn’t stopping Senator Sanders from bringing his revolutionary message to one of the most conservative states in the country. Consider that, South Dakota: Bernie Sanders, a man whose politics seem well removed from what we see in Pierre, is coming to South Dakota, stopping first at the Pine Ridge Reservation, then visiting the capitals of West River and East River, all in one day. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, who one might think could gain more traction here with the R in front of his name, deigns to fly to North Dakota only to speak to oil barons. What do those itineraries say about what’s important to those candidates?