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Fri Aug 7, 2015, 07:39 PM

Bernie Sanders is Too Big for Veterans Memorial Coliseum

A lot of Portlanders want to see Bernie Sanders this weekend. How many? Too many to fit in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The rally for the Vermont senator and surging Democratic presidential candidate is this Sunday, Aug. 9—and the campaign just announced a change of venues.

Sanders was originally scheduled to speak at the 12,888-seat Coliseum, but Sanders’ campaign today announced it's progressing (get it? GET IT?) to the nearby Moda Center, which seats 19,980.

http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-33564-bernie_sanders_is_too_big_for_veterans_memorial_coliseum.html

Another brief local News Site article (Portland, Oregon) ... again with a surprisingly long readers' comments section, with a few detractors and many enthusiastic Sanders supporters.

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Reply Bernie Sanders is Too Big for Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Original post)
kenn3d Aug 2015 OP
sunnystarr Aug 2015 #1
neverforget Aug 2015 #2
retrowire Aug 2015 #3
jalan48 Aug 2015 #4
joanbarnes Aug 2015 #5
LuvNewcastle Aug 2015 #6
aspirant Aug 2015 #7
Pauldg47 Aug 2015 #8
SoapBox Aug 2015 #9
99th_Monkey Aug 2015 #15
AzDar Aug 2015 #10
passiveporcupine Aug 2015 #11
valerief Aug 2015 #12
WHEN CRABS ROAR Aug 2015 #17
erronis Aug 2015 #19
WHEN CRABS ROAR Aug 2015 #20
progressoid Aug 2015 #13
Pastiche423 Aug 2015 #14
punguin54 Aug 2015 #16
Feeling the Bern Aug 2015 #18

Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 08:31 PM

1. that's totally awesome !!! nt

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 08:34 PM

2. I'm bummed I'm most likely not going to be able to make it due to work.

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 09:01 PM

3. To quote Bernie Sanders...

"If a candidates event is too big to fail, then it is too big to fit in a coliseum!"

Or... something like that... Or was it about banks failing? lol

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 09:02 PM

4. I hope to go..

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 09:34 PM

5. Nary a peep from 'Lame-stream media?'

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 09:34 PM

6. I hope I have as much energy as Bernie

when I get to be his age. He's doing tours like a rock star with sold-out venues. I hope this is just a taste of things to come.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 09:48 PM

7. Add a few Rock and/or Rap stars

that support him to the event and you could be around 100,000.

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 09:49 PM

8. Maybe he'll be able to open both stadiums and....

....televise it to the other loc.

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Response to Pauldg47 (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 10:04 PM

9. Now THAT'S a great thought!

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Response to Pauldg47 (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 05:10 PM

15. No! we don't want to have even ONE "empty seat"

 

or it will immediately be televi$ed on FOX & CNN as "proof"
that "Bernie Sanders couldn't even fill the venue" where he
spoke.

When I worked on RFK's campaigns in OR and CA, I sometimes
was the driver for RFKs "advance" crew, and picked up some tips
about how to choose venues, the main one being "ALWAYS book a
place where you KNOW their will be some over-flow, always."

I live in Portland, and am definitely going to be there, and I think
20,000 may be a little bit of a stretch, so I wouldn't advise having
the VMC open as well. But that's just me.

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 10:08 PM

10. Bernie!!

 

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 10:38 PM

11. When I first read it was going to be the Coliseum,

I looked up it's capacity and thought WTF? That's too small. Even the new venue is probably too small. it should have been held at the waterfront park.

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 10:40 PM

12. And the media still don't know he exists. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 06:40 PM

17. Oh they know he exists

they're scared of the message that has found so much support with the people. that like him.

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Response to WHEN CRABS ROAR (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 08:10 PM

19. That's right - the M$M knows that Bernie doesn't need them for winning

And they think they are god's appointed angels to spread the words of the candidates.

Bernie gets us back to the roots of democracy and avoids the flimflammery of the media barons, talking heads, and hacks. Let's hope the presages a new way of running for office!

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Response to erronis (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 09:01 PM

20. Like I have said before.

Now is the time for a real progressive populist movement, but the message needs to be clear and not overly complex and it needs to be repeated over and over to drive it home into the minds of the people.

Then Bernie will win

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 11:45 PM

13. "9,000 people RSVP'd for the Rose Quarter rally within the first 48 hours "

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 04:15 PM

14. Heading out to Moda

in the am.

I aM So eXcItEd!

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 05:58 PM

16. Sooner or later

they will have to report the tidal wave.

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Response to punguin54 (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 07:30 PM

18. Don't hold your breath. The media has already given the nomination to HRC

 

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