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Bernie Buzz Lightyear

CultureArtMedia.com called the New Hampshire Primary on both sides of the aisle.

In my prior post last week, which I blogged the day of the Iowa Caucus, my egalitarian loyalty via personal anecdotes led me to select the two big winners from last night’s New Hampshire Primary. I was attuned to the cultural movements afoot this year. Politics and culture are synonymous this presidential cycle with the latter acting as a giant mirror, reflecting the likely successes with “revolution” in the air, albeit a polarized one.

WHICH revolution, the Sanders brand or the Trump brand, the populus will choose, is yet to be determined. And I would recommend getting a John Kasich seat belt.

In the meantime, the best line out of NH for me was in Bernie’s victory speech when he said, “we’re taking the revolution to South Carolina and BEYOND!” in an intended or unintended Buzz Lightyear voice. Priceless.

You go, Bernie Buzz Lightyear–to infinity and beyond!

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BERNIE!

Bernie Sanders eulogized my uncle-by-marriage.

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As two transplanted New Yorkers in Vermont, Bernie and my uncle-by-marriage on my maternal side, met in Burlington in the 1940’s. As the family story goes, they first met in a deli, probably the only deli in Burlington in that era. Where ELSE would two New Yorkers (one WASP and one Jewish) find each other?!

This became their place. My mother, much younger sibling to her sister who married Bernie’s BFF, would hear anecdotes about these deli encounters, which spanned a lifetime and culminated in Bernie eulogizing his friend, generously and genuinely, by all accounts. And while I never actually met my uncle-by-marriage, who served on the Supreme Court of VT, due to the largeness of my maternal side coupled with travel and age distance, I enjoyed many happy times as a child with his daughters, who I idolized.

So, due to this familial tie, I’m for Bernie!

And as I’m a loyal person, a lifelong New Yorker, and an egalitarian by nature, I once met Donald Trump at The Plaza Hotel. He was a great host and we had a really fun conversation. I wish I had a photo, but it was before the Selfie Age. So, due to this personal experience, if I were a Republican, or a Reagan Democrat, I’d have to be for the Donald.

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BEST OF LUCK TO BOTH IN IOWA TONIGHT!

AND, GO YOU, BERNIE! “LOOK FOR AMERICA” as I hear the Simon & Garfunkle song, the success of your Vampire Weekend event showed us–YOU’VE FOUND IT!BernieWithFlag2