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2016 Postmortem

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En Garde

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Sun Jul 19, 2015, 02:04 AM Jul 2015

Bernie Sanders draws his biggest crowd yet in Arizona of all places [View all]

Bernie Sanders drew more than 11,000 people to a rally Saturday night in downtown Phoenix -- the largest crowd to date for a presidential candidate whose audiences have been swelling in recent months.

The Vermont senator, who has emerged as the leading alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination, got a rock-star-like reception from supporters who streamed into a cavernous lower-level room of the city's convention center...

"Somebody told me people are giving up on the political process," Sanders said as he greeted the crowd Saturday night. "Not what I see here tonight."...While few Democratic elites give the 73-year-old Sanders much chance of winning the nomination, his campaign is being taken increasing seriously by the Clinton camp... Brett Barry, 50, a real-estate broker from Scottsdale, said Sanders drew such a large audience because "we're hungry here."

"Some of our liberal friends have given up because they don't think he has a realistic chance," Barry said. "I get tired of hearing that."


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/07/19/bernie-sanders-draws-his-biggest-crowd-yet-in-arizona-of-all-places/?tid=hpModule_ba0d4c2a-86a2-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394&hpid=z8
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Fantastic news. Looks like Bernie wasn't fazed at all by snagglepuss Jul 2015 #1
12,600 final number. Wow! artislife Jul 2015 #2
Even better. Where'd you hear that? En Garde Jul 2015 #5
It's in the link. artislife Jul 2015 #6
Yeah, just read it in the Comments section. En Garde Jul 2015 #7
I always love the comment section...unless it is on yahoo! artislife Jul 2015 #8
Yeah, I hear you. En Garde Jul 2015 #10
Holy Cow! TM99 Jul 2015 #14
Lucky you! nt artislife Jul 2015 #25
Fantastic, politicians usually can only dream of such crowds HereSince1628 Jul 2015 #18
Message auto-removed Name removed Jul 2015 #22
I completely agree with you. HereSince1628 Jul 2015 #23
"constrained by a record of earlier promises..." daleanime Jul 2015 #29
Sure. But HereSince1628 Jul 2015 #30
And isn't time we changed that? daleanime Jul 2015 #32
Hold that thought...and compare it to what we THOUGHT we were doing electing Obama HereSince1628 Jul 2015 #33
Every thing is doomed to fail, so what sense is there in trying? daleanime Jul 2015 #35
Not to be rude but you don't understand what you read. HereSince1628 Jul 2015 #36
Then please show me where I go a stray..... daleanime Jul 2015 #37
"The largest crowd to date for a presidential candidate" AGAIN! arcane1 Jul 2015 #3
Yep... this deep red state crowd beats the 10,000 in Madison. No other candidate has come close. En Garde Jul 2015 #4
Because he is a rock star! beam me up scottie Jul 2015 #9
Fantastic! cui bono Jul 2015 #11
Telling the truth works. LeftOfWest Jul 2015 #12
Thanks for the info davidpdx Jul 2015 #13
"He delivered largely the same stump speech he has been for months..." DCBob Jul 2015 #15
"People outside his comfort zone"? Multi-billionaire sugar daddies?Wall Street bankers? Divernan Jul 2015 #16
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Hey bob. What do you consider Bernie's comfort zone to be? Autumn Jul 2015 #20
But POC ARE in his comfort zone. Check the link. PatrickforO Jul 2015 #28
"Bernie Effin Sanders 2016"!!! Great news! RiverLover Jul 2015 #17
See... PoliticAverse Jul 2015 #21
Great article! Enthusiast Jul 2015 #24
Fantastic! Looking forward to hearing how his Texas rally goes today! peacebird Jul 2015 #26
Dallas this afternoon kenn3d Jul 2015 #38
Fantastic! Thank you! peacebird Jul 2015 #39
youtube video from Dallas rally kenn3d Jul 2015 #40
Plenty of diversity in that crowd, by all reports. PatrickforO Jul 2015 #27
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...but that was right next to Vermont. Wait until he gets to Oregon. L0oniX Jul 2015 #34
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