Monday, February 1, 2016

Bernie Sanders in the Press Scrum, Iowa State Fair

Apropos of todays' Iowa caucuses, here is a picture I got of Bernie Sanders at the Iowa State Fair this year.  We hadn't actually been thinking about politics when we planned our trip to the fair, but rather about corn-dogs and tractors and music and rides on the midway.  When we arrived, however, Trump was orbiting overhead in his helicopter, and although we missed both him and Clinton, we did hear Sanders speak, and afterward followed the press mob after him. What impressed me visually about this moment was the way that Sanders was virtually cocooned in all the camera and sound equipment that packed in and surrounded him.