LIFE.com offers a series of rare photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt from the place that came to be known as "the island of hope and tears."
Jon: So let me get this straight. Everything this mental midget said about the system being rigged and the system being crooked and the system being broken. What are we supposed to think about that if he wins? It all goes away? He was wrong about all of it? Poof! Nothing is actually wrong, he was wrong, the system is actually fine. Is that it? We have a so called conservative running around quoting Bernie Sanders and citing the Gore campaign and saying the system is broken but if he wins he was wrong about everything. And his supporters think that's ok? Well the phrase "his supporters think" is problematic enough, I guess. None of this should surprise me.