The fundraiser at the fancy hotel in downtown Phoenix was organized and ready to go. The social media posts had been sent out. The ballroom was bedecked with a southwestern theme of giant paper mache cacti of the colors of the desert: sage, orange, green, brown. On each table was a centerpiece that looked like an oasis, with a bubbling well in the center. Along the ends of the ballroom were pinatas made to look like the troll-in-chief (TIC), where when beaten, out spilled sour candy wrapped in pieces of paper with his tweets and quotes, which made them beat the pinatas even harder. The whole evening was set up for the enjoyment of the benefactors.
The fundraiser was for none other than Bernie Sanders, who had decided to throw his sombrero into the ring for the POTUS race in 2020. For more than ten long years, Bernie was putting the pieces together to make a successful run for the presidency. He was so close in 2016, but his party let him down. After suffering with TIC since then, the nation was ready for for The Man With A Plan for We the People. Bernie and his Bluebird Believers were asking for support, both from pocketbook and feet on the ground grass roots action.