Massive Crowd of 7,000-8,000 Show Up For Bernie Sanders Q&A In Portland, Maine

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Bernie Sanders Portland, Maine

A scheduled Q&A quickly turned into a political rally as 7,000-8,000+ show up for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ event in Portland, Maine.

Here is a shot of the crowd:

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Mario Moretto of the Bangor Daily News reported that the crowd was estimated to be 7,000 with more people coming in:

Moretto also reported that the crowd is so large that closed off areas of the arena had to be opened:

The start of the rally was delayed because so many people were trying to get in. The New York Times reported today that advisors to Hillary Clinton are worried that Sen. Sanders is going to overtake her in Iowa polls by the fall.

Judging by the size of the crowds that Sanders is attracting, they are right to be concerned. Bernie Sanders has tapped into a mood in this country of enough is enough. People are fed up, and the message that Sen. Sanders is offering is very appealing to many U.S. voters who see the country moving left.

Bernie Sanders is the most popular candidate on the campaign trail in either party. If a Republican were drawing this level of support, the mainstream press would be tripping all over themselves to anoint that candidate the next president.

Since the candidate who is attracting the support is a Democrat, most of the press ignores him. The crowds are getting too big for even the corporate owned Beltway chattering class to ignore the growing political force that is the Bernie Sanders campaign for president.

26 Replies to “Massive Crowd of 7,000-8,000 Show Up For Bernie Sanders Q&A In Portland, Maine”

  1. They also said Barack Obama didn’t stand a chance against Hillary. Guess what? They screwed up those predictions.

  2. Reince, you’ve got a problem. A huge problem that you won’t be able to lie you, or your party out of this time around…..you little sawed off runt.

  3. I live in Bangor, north of Portland and too far for me to drive 2-3 hours one way. Did not know of any buses to Portland by local groups such as Peace & Justice Center.

    Needless to say I am thrilled to see Bernie welcomed in Maine by so many constituents, especially young voters.

    Check out today’s edition of: http://www.bangordailynews.com

    Go Bernie!

    P.S. I especially like, and agree with the final paragraph of this article: “…Since the candidate who is attracting the support is a Democrat, most of the press ignores him. The crowds are getting too big for even the corporate owned Beltway chattering class to ignore the growing political force that is the Bernie Sanders campaign for president.”

    The MSM is corporate owned.

  4. Bernie’s timeless message is now striking a cord with the people. Question is, can he overcome the medias obsession with Hillary and all the Republican candidates?

  5. once again…Move On missed the boat by pushing Elizabeth Warren…even tho she refused to run…totally overlooking Bernie Sanders…will not volunteer for Move On again…

  6. You know who else drew huge crowds? Jesus. And also Kim Jong Il drew huge crowds too. And y’know what, 2 is a number and 20,000 is a number so I guess 2 and 20,000 are equal to each other since they are both numbers. Right?

  7. Well done, Bernie! And thanks for telling the truth about the real unemployment rate of 10.5%. We need more courageous people like you in the race!

    #FeelTheBern

  8. As usual Sen. Sanders don’t tell the whole story
    In the widely reported unemployment rate (U-3), the BLS only counts those who have looked for a job in the past four weeks as unemployed. They’re included in the labor force, because their jobless situation is only temporary (hopefully).

    Once they haven’t looked for a job in the past four weeks are no longer counted as unemployed or in the labor force. They are added to a group the BLS calls marginally attached.

    Among them are the discouraged workers, who have given up looking for work altogether. The rest have gone back to school, gotten pregnant or become disabled. They may or may not eventually return to the labor force, depending on their circumstances.
    http://useconomy.about.com/od/suppl1/f/real_unemployment_rate.htm

  9. Um,…but that rate is 10.5% going by the article. And that’s the rate Sanders has talked about. So now what are YOU talking about?

  10. It’s kinda cute how the MSM still thinks it controls message…I actually LIKE that they’re ignoring him…The kind of attention that he’ll get when they finally do will NOT be positive…I’m glad they’re leaving him alone thereby allowing his momentum to accelerate unfettered by smears, trivialities and outright lies…

  11. But who is he aiming that message at that the Washington Times (a rightwing rag) is reporting that he is saying that? http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/7/bernie-sanders-real-unemployment-rate-under-obama-/
    President Obama is not running again. Is this some type of dog whistle to the white emoprogs and firebaggers that we are the Democratic party?

    If you dumbasses think by pissing the Obama base off with your bullshit and think you are going to win then you are more stupid than even I thought

    At the beginning I said I was neutral but if you going to attack the President who isn’t even running then the gloves come off. And then you will see who gets burn bernie

  12. Hillary lost millions of supporters for putting a Monsantos insider to run her campaign. Enough is enough….Hillary how could you be so fucking blind……MONSANTO
    Her poison pill that will kill her run for Presidency….hey Bill….WTF get some real advisers that know what we the people want and need….NO….it is not Monsanto.

  13. Bernie has said this same thing several times when he tells what the unemployment rate actually is. I think you have not been listening to him.

  14. I’m just glad Bernie has the #courage to tell the truth about it. You can’t solve a problem if you don’t correctly identify it. God Bless Bernie!

    #FeelTheBern

  15. Example of “media coverage” – The Ed Show asked their panel – “Is this an opening for OTHER candidates to take on Hillary”
    with E.J. Dionne telling the substitute host to take his corporate “ignore Bernie” question and shove it.

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