How big was the rally? 17

From Power Line:

There has been a surprising amount of controversy over the size of the anti-Obama administration protest in Washington [on September 12]. Liberal media have pegged it in the “tens of thousands” (or even just “thousands”) range, while some have claimed that there were as many as 2 million people there, which seems impossible [why? – JB]. There probably will never be a definitive number, but efforts to lowball the crowd are ridiculous. I have no expertise at estimating crowds, but this one was obviously huge. If you compare it, in very rough terms, to the 50,000 or so it takes to fill a stadium, it appears to be well into six figures.

I have no doubt that Washington Democrats are well aware of how many people turned out, even as their media outlets try to downplay the event. Ultimately, those media efforts will have little effect, just like the media’s silly attempt to portray anti-big government voters as “racists,” etc. The rubber will hit the road in November 2010. If present trends hold, the ruling Democrats will suffer a severe reversal that the media will not be able to avoid reporting, however much they may hate it …

It was certainly big enough to make even the the Obama-besotted editors of the New York Times feel compelled to report it. Amazingly they have done so not unfairly.

Posted under government, News, United States by Jillian Becker on Monday, September 14, 2009

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