Skip to comments.Celebrating the 9/12 rallies-TURNOUT EST RANGE FROM 350K (liberal) TO 2 MILLION (conservative)
Posted on 09/12/2009 2:21:15 PM PDT by ZakeetEdited on 09/12/2009 4:03:43 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Huge crowd, yes. But not two million. Even DeMint has now changed his first boast on this. Malkin is wrong because the police do not give estimates.
We were there and have seen a lot of crowds on the mall for inaugurations, July 4th festivities, marches, etc. Two million would not fit on the Mall in its two mile stretch.
Best estimate from experience? - 200,000 plus. For those familiar with the Capital and the Mall, the crowd filled the Capital west lawn, the area around the Grant reflecting pool, and west to Fourth street. It started encroaching on another groups permit west of the Grant statue. It could be another 100,000 to 200,000 because they were forced to spread out along the sides of the rally because of the permit limits and the loudspeakers range.
It was a very large crowd, far beyond expectations, but too many groups inflate the numbers (mostly libs). It was NOT tens of thousands as the CNN NBC crowd are trying to say, but more like hundreds of thousands. BTW, the DC or Park Police do NOT make estimates, so anyone saying so is wrong.
Not bad for a rally organized by amateurs with no coordinating megalith like unions or the NAACP. Just real people. Almost ALL of the thousands of signs were handmade, not the fancy pre-printed ones handed out by liberal groups like MoveOn and SEIU.
I posted this on earlier threads. Now reports coming out are backing up my estimate. 200,000 (up to 400,000 because many were off to the side in the nether reaches of the Capitol lawn) is a HUGE number - four full Yankee Stadiums. Let’s not get carried away with the 2 million claim and give the left an opportunity to refute everything else.
And it was true grass roots. Almost ALL the signs were handmade, not the product of SEIU and DNC printing presses that characterize liberal rallies.
LOL! That’s so great!
Did you make that?!?
There were 2 million in DC.. and 200 millions around the country who agree with them!
This is wonderful!
Could you provide a link to the ABC News estimate?
That is priceless!
We really got our million mob march! Man, I’m so excited. I really wanted to be there, but had to go to the local event for TV viewing.
Do you think the President is aware of the Tea Party movement now?
NOTE: The first image in the series s NOT a picture of today’s rally.
So if ABC says 2, it was probably really 5, right?
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2 million? I hope that is true...that is a ton of people.
I bet Rush could put 10 million people on the road to DC.
Hundreds of people.
Still just hundreds.
Sorry... I see ABC estimating the turnout at 60,000 to 70,000