RALEIGH, N.C. -- To attend a Bernie Sanders rally is to fee like you are at a tent revival with 5,000 of your closest friends.
That was the estimated crowd that showed up to hear Sanders speak in Raleigh on Friday.
Sanders needs some primary victories and he spent much of his hour and 10 minutes talking, convincing the voters that he can do just that.
"One of the criticisms we hear is, 'Oh, Bernie, you're a nice guy but you can't win a general election,'" he told the crowd. "Well, guess what, we're beating Donald Trump in the polls and by more than Secretary Clinton is."
He ran through the list of issues he talks about at every stop -- raising the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour, free college tuition, paid sick and maternity leave -- but on stops, lately, he has made a point of answering his critics, as he does.
"My critics -- and there are many of them: the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, all these establishment entities -- they say, 'You're like Santa Claus, giving away all this free stuff,'" he told the cheering crowd. And then he told them his "radical solution."
"What a radical idea to demand that Wall Street start paying its fair share of taxes."
FOX8's senior political reporter, Bob Buckley, was at the Sanders rally and gives you a glimpse inside those "feeling the Bern" in this report.