More than 27,000 people packed a Los Angeles arena last Monday, to hear a wispy-haired, raspy-voiced socialist talk about sparking a “political revolution.”
For Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, it was the third massive crowd in a row for the three nights that made up his West Coast tour.
The latest video from the Sanders campaign highlights his stops in the liberal strongholds, reminding viewers of the striking attendance at each event.
First, in Seattle, we hear Sanders talk about his legislation to make college tuition free, to an ecstatic crowd of 15,000 mainly-white Millenials. Then the video jumps to a 28,000 person event in Portland where Sanders doubled-down on his plans “to end institutional racism.” And finally the third event we see was in Los Angeles where Sanders issued a rally cry for a political revolution.
Bernie Sanders’ West Coast Tour Didn’t Start with a Warm Welcome
Sanders’ West Coast tour started with members of the Civil Rights group Black Lives Matter took over an event Sanders was speaking at.
This demonstration was similar to a protest at last month’s Netroots Nation, which Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley were on the receiving end of.
While this initially upset some of Bernie’s base, Sanders almost immediately put out what many consider a comprehensive plan on addressing racial injustice, reminding voters that Sanders was deeply involved in the Civil Rights movement during the 1960’s.
Meanwhile, The Bernie Brigade is charged with excitement over recent headlines showing that Sanders polled higher than Hillary Clinton in the most recent New Hampshire poll. Hillary’s campaign is still maintaining a significant lead nationally.
This article originally appeared at I Agree to See.