Obama drew a tremendous crowd addressing supporters today in Portland, Oregon. Reports say there were over 75,000 people who turned out to listen to Obama.
A report from the local Fox affiliate in Portland:
Here’s a report from The Trail:
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.
This image basically sums it up:
I would say most Democrats have decided he’s the nominee as well, can’t deny it much longer. He’s taken the position and Hillary Clinton has almost dropped off the news cycle entirely in the past week. I’m sure his crowds will get bigger as he officially claims the nomination.