Clinton Chose Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island for her Rally Because it’s a “Place With Absolutely No Ceilings”.
Hillary Clinton held the first major rally of her campaign in New York City in what is being referred to as her campaign “reboot” after two months of dropping poll numbers and inactivity. The crowd of 5,500 was disappointing, considering challenger Bernie Sanders drew nearly the same number at his campaign launch in Burlington, Vermont, a town with barely 42,000 people. The overflow section for Clinton’s rally was completely empty.
The crowd that did attend enjoyed themselves, chanting “Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!” and interrupting her with applause nearly a hundred times. She tried to fight her wealthy elitist image in the speech, referring to Franklin Roosevelt’s “four freedoms” promise and “the ending of special privilege for a few”.