Bernie Sanders Draws More Supporters Than Every Republican Candidate as 4,500 Fill Rally


Bernie Sanders drew a bigger crowd than any Republican candidate, as 4,500 supporters filled his event in Denver.

According to the Sanders campaign:

Thousands of cheering and chanting Coloradans – one of the biggest crowds for any presidential candidate so far this campaign – showed up here on Saturday night to hear Bernie Sanders tell them they were sending a message to the billionaire class that “‘You can’t have it all. This is our country too.'”


By the university’s count, 4,500 people were in the gym, atrium and lacrosse field to see Sanders, the candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination and a U.S. senator from Vermont.

When the crowd chanted his name, Bernie stopped them. “This campaign is not about me,” he said. “It is not about Hillary Clinton or any other candidate,” he added. “This campaign is about you, your kids and your parents. It is about creating a political movement of millions of people who stand up and loudly proclaim that this nation belongs to all of us and not just a handful of billionaires.”

Sen. Sanders drew the second biggest crowd of the entire campaign in Denver. The only bigger crowd by official count was Hillary Clinton’s rally in New York last weekend. Sen. Sanders is pulling off the most impressive feat of the campaign. People are excited and showing up for his events.

Unlike Ted Cruz who drew a big crowd for his campaign launch by holding it a university event that students were forced to attend, the enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders is real. He doesn’t pay actors to come to his rallies and support him like Donald Trump did. His supporters are excited about their candidate.

The media and Republicans drone on about the depth of the Republican field, but early on in 2016, one trend continues for Democrats. Democratic candidates have the enthusiastic supporters. Republican candidates didn’t draw large crowds in 2008 or 2012, and the lack of GOP grassroots support is continuing in 2016.

Bernie Sanders are outdrawing Republican all across the country, and this is a good sign for the Democratic Party as the nation gears up to elect a new president.

20 Replies to “Bernie Sanders Draws More Supporters Than Every Republican Candidate as 4,500 Fill Rally”

  1. Hopefully Hilary and Bernie will inspire like minded supporters to run for office. The only way they will succeed is to have a full house Congress to overturn the killing ALEC legislation of the last 40 years.

  2. Very exciting!

    And, to think that Rick Santorum had one person show up at an event in Iowa….and she was the organizer….LOL!

  3. I watched the entire event via Periscope. Fabulous. According to Denver Fox station the University said 5500 were at the event. Bernie also had 5000 in Burlington VT (pop, 46,000) compared to Hillary’s 5000-5500 in NYC (pop. 8 million). Wonderful to see Americans getting involved in the political system!!~!~

  4. Ronda SPOT-ON!
    Bernie’s Spirit/Gumption is inspiring people!

    May young generations grasp Sander’s Wisdom & create a better Future!

    I’ve always thought…
    If Liberals could only explain their values/vantage point…the whole Country would see.

    That’s why the RightWing spends so much Citizens United money/time distracting people.

    GWBush actually once said:
    “We can fool some of the people all of the time…
    And those are the ones we concentrate on”

  5. Someone wrote this next paragraph…………
    If Bernie (whom I prefer) doesn’t win the Democratic nomination these “hate Hillary” posts may help put a Republican in the White House along with the Republican controlled Congress”

    Is this true???

  6. If Bernie (whom I prefer) doesn’t win the Democratic nomination these “hate Hillary” posts may help put a Republican in the White House along with the Republican controlled Congress

  7. I just saw that about Trump paying actors to pretend they were his supporters at his announcement. Why am I not surprised?

  8. I hope Bernie comes to Florida soon! We can’t wait to see/hear him!!!! We love your message. The truth, what a nice surprise. Someone who isn’t bought/paid for – desperately needed. BERNIE 2016!

  9. It doesn’t matter, the only difference between Hillary and a Republican is the fact that she has a “D” after her name

  10. I was there. They revised the numbers. It was over 5,000. Bernie was awesome! We got there early but had to watch the teleprompters from the atrium. And to someone who asked about the age range… it was across the board. College age, middle aged, elderly… we were all sitting on concrete watching his speech in the atrium. I saw a group of elderly get up and move inside as some people gave up their seats for them during the speech.

  11. If Bernie loses, my plan is to vote for whatever bat-shit crazy candidate the Republicans can muster up. We need a revolution one way or the other and if we can’t have it peacefully via Sanders, the Republicans are sure to piss enough people off to openly rebel.

  12. The only Revolution that Right-wingers are interested in: Everyone else bleeding out, so that they can enrich themselves.

  13. Personally- I doubt it.

    Because even if Hillary is as beholden to Wall Street as many like to claim- she’d still be head and shoulders above what dregs the Republicans are offering.

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