It was a rock star’s welcome for US presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama on Sunday as he campaigned in Oregon, with a record crowd of 75,000 turning up to hear him speak.
Obama greeted the crowd, who had gathered on the banks of the Willamette River in Portland, with “Wow! Wow! Wow”, the New York Times reported.
The newspaper said the Obama campaign’s previous biggest crowd was 35,000 when he spoke at the Independence Mall in Philadelphia.