Sunday, May 18, 2008

Obama in Portland

I was about ten people back from the stage (a perk of being active in the Democratic Party). According to Kos:

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Sen. Barack Obama has seen his share of large crowds over the last 15 months, but his campaign said they have not approached the numbers gathered along the waterfront here right now.

The campaign, citing figures from Duane Bray, battalion chief of Portland Fire & Rescue, estimated that 75,000 people are watching him speak.

The scene suggests this is not an exaggeration. The sea of heads stretches for half a mile along the grassy embankment, while others watch from kayaks and power boats bobbing on the Willamette River. More hug the rails of the steel bridge that stretches across the water and crowds are even watching from jetties on the opposite shore.

I can believe it.
And here is the rest of it.


EWF said...

wow. this/that was unbelievable. i don't bush had 75k watching tv on one of his addressess in the last few years (joking).
man...that's awesome

Diane J Standiford said...


brenda said...

I'm glad you got to go to the rally, i'm sure it was a great experience. I'm also glad you didnt get trampled, thats a lot of people.

Anonymous said...

That is remarkable! I bet it was an unforgettable experience! What a beautiful Oregon day for such an event also! I wish I could have heard him there!

rainlillie said...

That's just so great!