It’s been a real Who’s Who on the floor of the Democratic National Convention. Even Saul Alinsky, the controversial community organizer, paid a visit. Here are five reactions from those who met Alinksy and subsequently learned he has been dead since 1972.
Angie Fairchild, 38, Indianapolis, IN
“That’s incredible! Socialism did sound a little too good to be true coming from a man who floated a foot above the ground, leaving a colorful spectral trail behind him as he left.”
Richard Epstein, 27, New York, NY
“That’s comforting, to be sure. I thought he was at the wrong nominating convention with how many times he used the word, ‘negro.'”
Andre de Fuente, 43, Schaumburg, IL
“No, I knew how significant the encounter was. That’s why had him sign my first printing of Reveille for Radicals.”
Nicole Richardson, 19, Santa Fe, NM
“Oh, thank God. I thought it was just some creepy guy who sprinkled me with myrrh resin and said we’d meet again March 4, 2017. “
Mark Hendrickson, 55, Des Moines, IA
“You mean that wasn’t Tim Kaine?”
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