Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, has once again drawn a huge crowd at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on Monday night. People who attended the rally had to endure a line that went on for blocks around the venue to witness and support the 73-year-old candidate's campaign.
The sports arena has a holding capacity of 17,500, but thousands more waited outside to hear him speak through an audio feed. A campaign spokesman announced that over 27,000 people were present during the rally. Sanders has been drawing huge crowds in the 2016 presidential campaign, but this was by far the biggest, Variety reported.
"This is an economy which is rigged, designed to benefit the people at the top," Sanders said, an independent and self-declared socialist, during his hour-long speech. "We need an economy that works for all people."
National Nurses United has expressed support for Sanders on Monday. The organization represents 185,000 nurses all over the United States. "We believe the next president should represent the people from all steps in life," executive director of the organization, RoseAnn DeMoro stated. "He's real. He's authentic. That's why we're supporting him."
Despite the huge crowds he has been drawing, political analysts say that he has a small chance of winning the Democratic nomination. Polls show that his supporters would be ready to support Hillary Clinton in case he does not bag the nomination, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Despite some setbacks, people in Sanders' home state of Vermont say Sanders is well-informed and he doesn't quit in a middle of a fight. He has solid stands on climate change, education, health care system, taxes of America's top 2 percent, guns, foreign policies and racism, CNN reported.