Bernie Sanders has tough climb in order to win the New York primary on Tuesday where Hillary Clinton currently has a big lead in the polls. But if he falls short, it will not be for want of trying. The last week has seem him having a series of high profile events that generated positive publicity.
He had a good lightning visit to the Vatican where he apparently gave a well-received speech that vigorously attacked modern capitalism and later had a brief private meeting with Pope Francis, someone whom he has repeatedly said he admires for his stances on economic justice issues and his criticisms of ‘unfettered capitalism’, though he disagrees with him on some social issues such as same-sex marriage.
Sanders also held a massive rally in Washington Park in the Greenwich Village area of New York City that attracted over 25,000 people and pretty much shut down the whole area.
Dozens of NYPD officers barricaded every entrance and managed the line, which stretched from the southeast entrance all the way around the park. Even the line for members of the press spanned an entire city block, from the northern tip of the park to Eighth Street in Manhattan.
The campaign also put out what I thought was an excellent ad.