Bernie Sanders Humiliated After Throwing ‘Rally’ for Joe Biden
Photos show handful of people watching - organizers claim crowd was 'socially distanced'
Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was humiliated after throwing a "rally" in support of Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden that saw only a handful of people show up.
Images of the event appear to show a small number of people scattered across an empty field filled with "Biden - Harris" signs.
Organizers shared images of the rally claiming the crowd was "socially distanced."
The excuse for the embarrassingly thin crowd didn't wash with critics, however, who took to Twitter to pan both Sanders and Biden.
Many were quick to draw comparisons to President Donald Trump's massive rallies.
Trump has been packing venues with thousands of supporters at his rallies while MAGA patriots are even throwing their own parades to show their support for the president's re-election.
Sanders was the front-runner to become the Democratic nominee before being overtaken by Biden in April.
However, the progressive senator is now “working as hard as he can to help Joe Biden win the most important election in modern American history,” Sanders’ former campaign manager Faiz Shakir told The Hill.
Laura O’Neill, state director for the Biden for President campaign, tweeted photos she captioned as “a socially distanced #VoteNow rally in Lebanon, NH.”
The crowd — if one can even call it that — consisted of around two dozen people in camping chairs, spaced-out way beyond the requisite six-plus feet apart, ostensibly for proper social distancing, according to The Western Journal.
The total number looked pretty much the same from multiple angles as they sat in their tidy little squares.
And even from further back, it still looked more like an outdoor free folk music festival than the raucous campaign rally it should be little more than a month away from an election.
In just a bit, Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold a socially-distanced rally in Lebanon, New Hampshire on behalf of the Biden-Harris campaign. pic.twitter.com/XTu8hYgfr0— Rob DiRienzo (@RobDiRienzo) October 3, 2020
They applauded when Sanders, who had considerably more enthusiasm at his own rallies before selling out his communist views in favor of the only slightly more moderate Biden/Harris leftist agenda, took the stage to address the handful of attendees.
.@BernieSanders takes the stage here in Lebanon, New Hampshire!— NH Democratic Party (@NHDems) October 3, 2020
Together, we can elect @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris as our next president and vice president — tune in to Senator Sanders' speech here: https://t.co/ZoiY8iiHhc #NHPolitics pic.twitter.com/7BSqQktvMi
Meanwhile, a single close-up photo of Trump’s stop in the state several weeks ago showed considerably more attendees just near the stage.
Some of the audience is doing the YMCA here in Londonderry ahead of President Donald Trump’s campaign stop here today. pic.twitter.com/ZABRUOJIda— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) August 28, 2020
“Hundreds of vehicles are traveling from Plymouth, Mass., to Nashua, N.H., as part of a rolling rally in support of President Donald Trump and his reelection campaign,” read a tweet from WCVB-TV showing a caravan to support the president in New Hampshire.
Hundreds of vehicles are traveling from Plymouth, Mass., to Nashua, N.H., as part of a rolling rally in support of President Donald Trump and his reelection campaign. https://t.co/7NXx7Fn0MW— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) October 3, 2020
Maybe it was because the candidate wasn’t actually in attendance, right?
Well, Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, drew more of a crowd in Omaha, Nebraska, last month than Sanders’ more recent lawn party.
BIG Trump Rally at A View on State tonight. Donald Trump Jr is set to speak. Cheers now for “back the blue” and the Supreme Court nominee. pic.twitter.com/bceh5zFsUX— Sarah Fili (@SarahFiliKETV) September 28, 2020
The president’s second-born son, Eric Trump, also holds his own in comparison to the sad Sanders rally for Biden.
It seems that even a dead whale on a train car would draw more crowds than anything happening with the Biden/Harris campaign at this point.
The problem is that even those who supposedly support the former vice president and his sideshow of a running mate, Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris, aren’t excited at the prospect of their administration.
The only way to know for sure whether the enthusiasm gap translates into a voting chasm that swallows Biden/Harris for good is once the votes are tallied and results certified.