NEW YORK CITY: Bernie Sanders Draws Massive Crowd To Rally In Washington Square Park [VIDEO]

Via Gothamist:

Less than a week before what he called the “enormously important” New York Democratic Primary next Tuesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drew an estimated 27,000 supporters to a jubilant rally last night in Washington Square Park. That head count comes from Sanders’s camp, but seems plausible—in 2007 then-candidate Barack Obama claimed 20,000 registered attendees at a Washington Square Park rally—and last night the park was packed.

Sanders remains the underdog in the NY race, trailing Hillary Clinton by ten points in the most optimistic of recent polls, but the candidate and his fans were anything but discouraged. “I think we’ve got a surprise for the establishment [on Tuesday],” Sanders said to rolling cheers at the end of his nearly hour-long speech, and then, after getting a smooch from his wife Jane, he waded into the front rows of the crowd like a rock star.