Amigos, I’ve whooped and wallowed through the thick of 40 + New Orleans’ Mardi Gras’. I know a little something about crowd sizes, though tea wasn’t exactly the favored tipple at these events.
Though I wasn’t there, from the pictures I’ve seen, what the MSM is trying to feed us about Saturday’s Washington event (60-70 thou) is unworthy of serious comment (though I just did it.)
Rumored number: 2 million
“People meter” count 1.5 million
Eight “Pennsylvania Avenues” full of people:800 thousand
Grant Memorial area by Park Service method: 250 thousand
Legacy media reports:70 thousand
Average all of those and we get 900,000 plus (924,000). Throw out the outliers, we get 850,000. And remember that the 1.5 million was a real count; it’s inherently a more believable number. Our estimate should be “pulled” upward by that.
Conclusion: probably well more than 850,000 in the crowd.
Which is a lot of people.
An remember, none of these Tea-partiers had CDRs herding them at bayonet point. None had ration cards–YET!!