The eclectic mix of labor loyalists, gay rights advocates, antiwar protesters and political neophytes who gathered in a union hall here a few days ago may have never ended up in the same room together were it not for Bernie Sanders.
And they wondered whether they would ever come together again with this much excitement about a common goal.
As the prospect of the democratic socialist they adore winning the White House rapidly fades, Sanders supporters are scrambling to keep the movement he has built from fading like earlier liberal efforts have.
It may not be easy lightning to contain.
Bernie Sanders is "the glue that holds us together," said Phil Sanders,...