Bernie Sanders Draws His Biggest Crowd Yet — In Arizona Of All Places


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) can no longer be ignored as he draws huge crowds around the country that top those of every other contender in the race for the White House, Republican or Democrat. In Wisconsin, Bernie garnered 10,000  supporters. This time, in all places, the Vermont Senator packed the house in Phoenix.












The Huffington Post reports:

At his latest campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday, the presidential hopeful drew more than 11,000 people, who gathered to hear him speak about income inequality, money in politics, climate change and growing wages.

“Somebody told me Arizona is a conservative state. Somebody told me the people here are giving up on the political process. That’s not what I see here tonight,” Sanders said at the Phoenix Convention Center, according to a transcript provided by his spokesman.

Sanders is making good on his promise to campaign in not only early primary states like Iowa and New Hampshire, but also in red states where Democrats have not had success in recent presidential elections. He is scheduled to hold rallies in Houston and Dallas on Sunday. According to his campaign, Sanders will also make stops in Louisiana next weekend, and visit Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina in August.


According to the Washington Post, aides to Sanders had originally booked a Phoenix theater that could accommodate fewer than half the number of people who turned out.

“Somebody told me people are giving up on the political process,” Sanders said. “Not what I see here tonight.”

Sanders spoke of the “billionaire class.”

“Their greed has got to end, and we are going to end it for them,” Sanders said, drawing chants of “Bernie, Bernie, Bernie.”

The staff at the convention estimated that 11,000 people came to see Sanders speak.

Here in Virginia, I went to visit my best friend’s dad in a home where he resides while wearing a ‘Bernie 2016′ t-shirt. A woman, who I later found out was 90-years-old, came up to tell me how much she loves Bernie Sanders. Later while shopping for new boots in a shop that had the walls  covered with -t-shirts touting the Second Amendment, the sales worker and his colleague noticed my t-shirt and said, “You feelin’ the Bern?” I told them I always did and the two men couldn’t stop praising Sanders.

My uber-Conservative brother also had good things to say about Bernie Sanders, something I could not ever imagine happening. Hell froze over and I saw dogs cohabiting with cats in my head.

Americans are taking note of Bernie Sanders. He crosses party lines.

Feel the Bern!

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