Speaking from an apartment of one of the Kickoff House Parties Sen Bernie Sanders addressed more than 100,000 attendees at 3500 different venues in all fifty states. I hosted an event on Nantucket as an out-islander, but the house held as many as it could with 21 people, all women except 2 males(including me).
He struck a chord with both those in their 20s or thirties as well as those over 65. We had house guests, 2 of whom usually vote for Republicans. They were impressed with energy of their fell attendees, and all except 1 signed up to volunteer to work for the campaign.
The event was easy to set up, and was a masterpiece of organization. Using tools from berniesanders.com communication was no sweat, and if technical questions arose, an email address email@example.com returned answers within minutes to a few hours. They even gave prompt feedback when they would get an answer to you.
We had participants from Nantucket, elsewhere in Ma, Ca, NY, Pa, and Me. I was absolutely floored, and did not expect so many people would show up. It was a great night. Some pics are here .