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Photo album: John Edwards visits Portland

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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
Edwards praised John Kerry and blasted George W. Bush.

Leader
Oregon Democratic Party leader Jim Edmundson welcomed the party faithful.

Tween

This ‘tween was among early arrivals for the rally.

Teamsters
The Teamsters were out in force to support the Kerry/Edwards ticket.

Infant
The baby was mellow. Her Mom says she will be a Democrat.

Longshoreman

The longshoremen’s union brought brawn and bravado.

Kids
Kids for Kerry. Many families attended the rally.

Ladies
Working women are a target demographic group for the Democrats.

Volunteer
One of a bevy of volunteers who organized the event.

Motorcycles
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.

Note: This entry also appeared at Mac-a-ro-nies.

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  • http://capnken.blogspot.com Cap’n Ken

    My God that was fascinating. Thank you so, so much for bringing this important and entertaining feature into our lives.

  • http://macaronies.blogspot.com Mac Diva

    I took’em, so I get to post’em.

    Besides, the image of Democrats is under fire at Blogcritics. Just look at the Comments. At least two entries in which relatively peaceful folks are described as thugs and crooks are prominent today. A picture of a baby Democrat is not just a good idea, but necessary under the circumstances.

  • andy marsh

    baby democrats…a travesty! I would never subject my darling daughters to that!!!

  • http://macaronies.blogspot.com Mac Diva

    It was a record-breakingly warm day, in the ’80s. Not a cloud in the sky . . . or a thug in sight. The baby was in a good place.