Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, the Democrats’ nominee for vice president, spoke at Pioneer Courthouse Square Wednesday evening. An audience estimated at about 10,000 people was on hand. The large gathering was among three get out the vote efforts Edwards attended in Oregon that day. The candidate was energetic and upbeat. The crowd was enthusiastic and remarkable in its diversity.
Edwards praised John Kerry and blasted George W. Bush.
Oregon Democratic Party leader Jim Edmundson welcomed the party faithful.
This ‘tween was among early arrivals for the rally.
The Teamsters were out in force to support the Kerry/Edwards ticket.
The baby was mellow. Her Mom says she will be a Democrat.
The longshoremen’s union brought brawn and bravado.
Kids for Kerry. Many families attended the rally.
Working women are a target demographic group for the Democrats.
One of a bevy of volunteers who organized the event.
Overtime for nothing. The police were deployed, but idle.
Note: All photos by Mac Diva. Prepared and hosted at Flickr, a Macintosh and Windows-compatible online photography service.