If rally and event sizes result in actual caucus votes, Joe Biden may be in big trouble in Iowa and Bernie Sanders is looking good.
Fox News reports looking out at a sea of supporters, Bernie Sanders boldly predicted victory ahead of Monday night’s Iowa caucuses — which will mark the first test of whether the fiery populist can achieve in 2020 what eluded him four years ago.
“We are going to win this election because we have the strongest grassroots movement in modern American history,” the insurgent and now-surging presidential candidate proclaimed as he spoke on Saturday night to more than 3,000 people at a campaign rally and concert in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
His campaign quickly touted that it was the largest rally of any Democratic presidential contender this cycle in the Hawkeye State.
“It all begins in Iowa in two nights. So tonight I am here for your support on caucus night,” Sanders emphasized.
— Andrew Craft (@AndrewCraft) February 2, 2020
Bernie supporters compared the size of Bernie events to the size of Biden events on social media.
Biden rally and Bernie rally, respectively pic.twitter.com/V55BnZym5X
— Shuja Haider (@shujaxhaider) February 2, 2020
Roughly 4,000 people at this Bernie rally in Cedar Rapids Iowa. The largest crowd of any Iowa rally this cycle. pic.twitter.com/qXS15wry0S
— Michael #Bernie2020 (@Berniewouldawon) February 2, 2020
— Stacey Walker (@swalker06) February 2, 2020
As TCO reported, Joe Biden may be leading in most 2020 national polls, but his Iowa campaign events are not creating impressive visuals in attendance, at least compared to the tens of thousands that pack Trump events in arenas.
The Hill shared a video of a recent Biden community event in Ames, Iowa.
The sparse attendance was immediately mocked – one Twitter user wrote “Look at that crowd! Tens of people showed up!”
Another Twitter user shared photos of another recent Biden Iowa even and wrote “Joe Biden’s event in Iowa today. Looks like less than 100 people. How is this happening again? No one will talk about Joe’s lackluster on the ground support.”
In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton regularly drew much smaller crowds than Donald Trump, a fact widely dismissed by the mainstream media because she had large leads in head to head polling
Clinton ultimately lost the 2016 election by a wide electoral margin despite winning the popular vote.
Joe Biden held a community event Tuesday in Ames, IA. pic.twitter.com/P3pmI63KFR
— The Hill (@thehill) January 22, 2020
Look at that crowd! Tens of people showed up!
— Billy Walton (@billywalton87) January 22, 2020
Lauren, Story County organizer, starts us off with the Pledge of Allegience. Biden’s is the only campaign where I have consistently seen the Pledge used before the event starts.
— Iowa Caucus Info (@IACaucusInfo) January 21, 2020
Joe Biden’s event in Iowa today. Looks like less than 100 people. How is this happening again? No one will talk about Joe’s lackluster on the ground support. pic.twitter.com/FpUPxqMYJQ
— ਮਜ਼ਦੂਰ⛵️ਜਮਾਤ (@vvorkingclass) January 21, 2020
When you wanted to see Bernie but got stuck seeing Biden: (2 guys in front). pic.twitter.com/9xGgs75Nct
— Mark with a K 😺 (@mark_with_a_k__) January 22, 2020
Waiting for John Kerry on this snowy evening in Clinton, Iowa. pic.twitter.com/6WiBQ4M1nM
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) January 11, 2020
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