When Sanders took the stage, he received what “felt like a ten minute ovation,” reporter Myles Bess said. “You would have thought that he was the nominee.”
When Bernie took the stage to end the night, the environment felt more like watching a band perform its last concert than a convention speech in the arena, complete with teary eyed supporters and a deafening silence from everyone but the senator himself.
“Again I had so many, like, learning disabilities and issues in my home life. I kind of looked up to the presidents as something to aspire to. Back then, I was like, ‘One day I’ll be president.’ I don’t want that anymore.”
Here are some of our favorite moments from the day before the DNC in Philadelphia.
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Some people are calling 2016 the ‘most important election of our lifetimes’, and it’s easy to see why. Technology is providing venues for new voices to have their say on issues that will have a global impact; the emotions of both the right and the left run high as the country prepares to decide what direction its leadership will take; all while more and more social-media-savvy millennials are reaching voting age.