Feeling Seen, Feeling Heard: Bernie At the Local Taco Joint

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Bernie rally last week in Oakland. Getty Images

In California - where Clinton once led Sanders by over 40 points - the two candidates are now statistically, improbably tied, with news outlets reporting ever-shifting slim leads. Bernie's encounters in what he calls "the big enchilada" have run the by-now fondly familiar gamut, from impassioned crowds of up to 60,000 in Oakland - where an exceedingly chill Bernie barely reacted to rowdy animal-rights protesters before blithely going on his raspy-voiced, finger-pointing way - to a glad chance meet-up at a local taco joint in Fresno. After coming upon "the Bern himself," one fervent fan reports, "I can 100% attest to the fact that Bernie is a man of his words." Overall, the odds are still against Sanders, for all the wrong reasons. But let us not forget: Oh what a galvanizing, heart-stirring ride - and, hopefully, legacy.

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