Hillary Clinton has clearly drawn the biggest crowd of the 2016 campaign in New York City today.
Here are some shots of the crowd more than an hour before former Sec. Clinton was set to speak:
The previous unofficial record was set by Bernie Sanders at his campaign stop in Minnesota and his campaign launch in Vermont. The biggest crowd that Sanders has drawn so far is 4,000. Hillary Clinton smashed that record today with an overflow audience at Four Freedoms Park. T
The crowd is so large that a separate overflow viewing area has been set up for those who can’t make it into the park to see Clinton in person.
If the goal was a picturesque show of overwhelming support for the former Sec. of State, they got it. The enthusiasm was buzzing in the air, as the media myth that there was not a grassroots buzz about the Clinton campaign was put to rest.
It is not a coincidence that the biggest crowds drawn by any candidate in 2016 have all come from Democrats. Republicans can talk about their “deep bench” all day long, but when it comes to boots on the ground, Democratic candidates are drawing the big crowds.
Hillary Clinton is kicking her campaign into high gear, and from the look of the crowd here in NYC, her supporters are ready for Clinton to pick up the pace on her march to the White House.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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