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mmonk

(52,589 posts)
Sat Mar 12, 2016, 08:24 AM Mar 2016

I was glad to see Bernie first address the crowd outside of

Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium that couldn't get inside due to the overflow to see him. Also glad he picked up another endorsement. To the thousands who showed up on short notice, kudos.

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I was glad to see Bernie first address the crowd outside of (Original Post) mmonk Mar 2016 OP
Great. Who endorsed him? n/t. Ken Burch Mar 2016 #1
John Boyd, Jr who heads a group of AA Farmers. mmonk Mar 2016 #3
Cool. n/t. Ken Burch Mar 2016 #4
He did that in Cville last summer also... I think he does that a lot peacebird Mar 2016 #2
He does that in freezing weather at end of long days. Divernan Mar 2016 #7
I am sure Hillary would talk to her overflow crowds...if she had any. thereismore Mar 2016 #26
Bernie doesn't take us for granted..like the New Dem/Third Way DNC always has..n/t tokenlib Mar 2016 #5
Obama did that for our overflow crowd in 2008. It's a very classy move. Qutzupalotl Mar 2016 #6
+1. I went to see Obama twice and Michelle once mmonk Mar 2016 #9
Marcy Kaptur november3rd Mar 2016 #8
That's great. I wondered in the back of my mind mmonk Mar 2016 #10
Bernie Sanders Addressing the Overflow Crowd gordyfl Mar 2016 #11
Thanks for adding that. mmonk Mar 2016 #12
You're Welcome gordyfl Mar 2016 #14
That ain't nuthin': 600 people went to see Hillary yesterday. Hoppy Mar 2016 #22
. mmonk Mar 2016 #24
Estimate rounded up from 47 by her campaign handlers? lol Divernan Mar 2016 #28
It's as if he really cares! unflapped Mar 2016 #13
We just got notice in Columbus of a last minute Bernie rally tomorrow. RiverLover Mar 2016 #15
I'm sure it will. mmonk Mar 2016 #16
A Friend Of Mine Was At A Twin Cities Bernie Rally In MN.... global1 Mar 2016 #17
I'm glad he's like that and wants to see all who make the effort. mmonk Mar 2016 #18
Thats how I got to see Obama and shake his hand in San Antonio in 2008. Karma13612 Mar 2016 #19
Recommended. H2O Man Mar 2016 #20
If Class was Brass, Bernie would be the entire Brass Band!!! BigBearJohn Mar 2016 #21
In California Iwillnevergiveup Mar 2016 #23
. mmonk Mar 2016 #25
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Mar 2016 #27
Thanks Uncle Joe. mmonk Mar 2016 #29

Divernan

(15,480 posts)
7. He does that in freezing weather at end of long days.
Sat Mar 12, 2016, 09:11 AM
Mar 2016

I've seen so many clips of him going out to talk to crowds waiting outside of his venues -

he has more class in his little finger than Hillary and Bill put together.

thereismore

(13,326 posts)
26. I am sure Hillary would talk to her overflow crowds...if she had any.
Sun Mar 13, 2016, 02:13 AM
Mar 2016

No I take that back. She wouldn't.

Qutzupalotl

(14,605 posts)
6. Obama did that for our overflow crowd in 2008. It's a very classy move.
Sat Mar 12, 2016, 09:07 AM
Mar 2016

It shows the candidate does not take us for granted. Even just a few minutes will let people who stood in line for hours get to say they saw the next president.

Divernan

(15,480 posts)
28. Estimate rounded up from 47 by her campaign handlers? lol
Sun Mar 13, 2016, 05:04 AM
Mar 2016

Seriously, those claimed crowd numbers, when provided by her own campaign, and unaccompanied by full crowd pictures (like we see from Bernie's campaign) have proven extremely inflated in the past - that happened when Bill spoke to a fund raiser in Pittsburgh, and those pesky attendees were interviewed by local press. Then you have to discount the number of security/secret service; press; and Clinton campaign workers. She'd be doing good to have 200.

If she really had 600, that would be an all-time record, with the exception of her carefully staged Roosevelt Island announcement to kick off her official race. And there would be a lot of photos put out to show that size of the crowd.

RiverLover

(7,830 posts)
15. We just got notice in Columbus of a last minute Bernie rally tomorrow.
Sat Mar 12, 2016, 09:59 AM
Mar 2016

I hope the turn out is as good as it was in Raleigh!

global1

(25,544 posts)
17. A Friend Of Mine Was At A Twin Cities Bernie Rally In MN....
Sat Mar 12, 2016, 10:07 AM
Mar 2016

He and his wife were in an overflow room and before Bernie went into the main room to deliver his speech he went into the overflow room to thank all of his supporters for coming out and supporting him.

Karma13612

(4,585 posts)
19. Thats how I got to see Obama and shake his hand in San Antonio in 2008.
Sat Mar 12, 2016, 10:14 AM
Mar 2016

We stood outside, in fact we were the very first people (hubbie and I) who were cut off from going inside to the arena.

We were asked to line up in the street. And the crowd kept growing behind us. When we looked backwards, it was a sea of people. We stood there, maybe 15 people abreast. And as far back as the eye could see.

We watched as they erected a little podium and platform, we got wanded by the Secret service and we waited for a time.

Then Obama got up on the little platform and spoke to all the people in the packed street. Then he came down and walked along the front of the crowd and shook as many hands as he could reach.

We shook hands with President Barack Obama. And hubbie got pics as well.

Pretty cool

I can only imagine how the Bernie supporters are feeling right now who are getting to hear him speak, and shake his hands.

So happy for you all.

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