Bernie Sanders draws largest crowds yet in Phoenix | MSNBC

PHOENIX, Arizona – Bernie Sanders had his largest rally yet of his nascent campaign on Saturday night in Phoenix, Arizona.“We’ve had big turnouts in Wisconsin, in Iowa … but this is the biggest turnout yet!” Sanders said as he took the stage to begin his speech. “And some people say Arizona is a conservative state!” he said, receiving wild applause and cheers from the crowd.A campaign spokesperson confirmed that over 11,000 people attended the rally at Phoenix Convention Center, which the largest attendance number yet for a Sanders rally.While the event was timed to coincide with the Netroots Nation conference that brought many progressive activists to Phoenix for the weekend, the attendees at the Saturday night rally appeared to be primarily local area supporters, with some Netroots attendees mixed in.

Sanders spoke for nearly an hour, and his speech initially focused on the economic themes that Sanders has continually emphasized throughout his campaign: income inequality, job creation, raising the minimum wage, and  debt-free college.Sanders also went after GOP candidate Jeb Bush for his recent comments suggesting that Americans should work more. “Jeb Bush thinks the American people need to work harder,” Sanders said, as the audience booed. “Our people do not need to work longer hours, they need better wages!”But his speech also broadened beyond his usual comfort zone of economic issues and touched on a broad range of social issues, including LGBT rights, women’s reproductive rights, racial justice, and the gender wage gap.

“What our Republicans colleagues talk about is ‘family values.’ And this is what they mean by family values: they mean that a woman should not be able to have the right to control her own body. They believe that women, if you can believe this, should not be able to purchase the contraceptives they want. And they believe that our gay brothers and sisters should not have the right to marry.”“Those are their ‘family values,’” Sanders continued, referring to Republicans. “Those are not OUR family values.”Sanders also addressed wage inequality, saying: “It is unacceptable that women today make 78 cents to the man’s dollar. Brothers, we need to stand with our sisters and fight for pay equity.”

Source: Bernie Sanders draws largest crowds yet in Phoenix | MSNBC


Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other ShoeI am just getting my footing, at my all new web site, and with this election cycle and I have realized that I have not give Senator Bernie Sanders enough ink. (Well… honestly… any ink… at all) That changes right now! With this article I launch my coverage of the campaign of Bernie Sanders for President. 🙂


Now, this does not take away from the fact that I am a staunch ‘Clinton for President 2016’ supporter… not at all. However, I am a journalist, at heart, and it is just not kosher to cover just one candidate. In the coming weeks, and months, I will expand my coverage of Senator Sanders and Sec. Clinton. That is what a ‘Good Primary’ is all about. I gotta tell ya’… covering the Republican Primary is turning out to be a gas! Right now we have Trump locked in a ‘Hate-Fest’ against the Senior Senator from Arizona Senator John MC Cain. 


Well, on with the show! As indicated in the quoted article above, Senator Bernie Sanders is racking up “record crowd” after record crowd. This is good for the Democratic Party. Period. Democrats are running against history. Not since Truman followed F.D.R. have Democrats held the White House this long! It is going to be an uphill slog, but one that I am confident that our Democratic candidates, the Democratic Party, and Democrats can accomplish! 


As always, thanks for dropping by… Thanks for reading.. and remember to ‘Like’ and ‘Share’! 




Thank you!


Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe


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About Daniel Hanning
I am a; writer, editor and publisher. I write, most often, articles about our space program, fun videos andpolitical works. My most recent additions are; A Week In Review, Sunday Funnies and The Adventures of Nadia. Along with The Mars Report and Lost in Space. ENJOY!

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