This post was originally published on Forbes Oct 4, 2015
Reports I have read on the Bernie Sanders rally at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center yesterday indicate attendance of 25,000, a five block line waiting to get in and thousands left out in the cold. I can at least partially confirm some of that. The room in the expo center was very big and very full. My place in the line seemed to be a couple of blocks away from the center and there were plenty of people behind me and the retired school superintendent I had car pooled with. It wasn't really cold though - more blustery. Two other observations. The crowd was very young and pretty white. My big disappointment was that there was not that much on taxes, but maybe that is something of a tax story. We'll get to that.