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Offline jinxmchue

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No surprise here: crowd nowhere near 2 million
« on: January 21, 2009, 01:02:00 PM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/us/politics/20web-inaug2.html?_r=1&hp

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Mr. Obama spoke just after noon to a sea of cheering people, appearing to number well over a million, who packed the National Mall from the Capitol to the Washington Monument and beyond.

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Re: No surprise here: crowd nowhere near 2 million
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 01:11:05 PM »
Went from 1,000,000+ to 500,000 in a single page. A news paper lying to bolster Obama.....why.....who would have thought such a thing! :evillaugh:

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Re: No surprise here: crowd nowhere near 2 million
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 03:08:44 PM »
It's like the miracle of the loaves and fishes, they only let 300,000 in but there were 5 million there.  It's an Obama thang.

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Re: No surprise here: crowd nowhere near 2 million
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 08:05:33 PM »
It's like the miracle of the loaves and fishes, they only let 300,000 in but there were 5 million there.  It's an Obama thang.

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What's the bigger miracle is how the press can shrink the crowd. I was at the McCain/Palin rally in STL right after his choice of VP was announced. That crowd shrunk by 75% in the reporting by our local lib rag.

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Re: No surprise here: crowd nowhere near 2 million
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 10:07:08 PM »
1.4 million is still a lot. Anyways, they live a pipe dream.
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Re: No surprise here: crowd nowhere near 2 million
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009, 10:22:50 PM »
1.4 million is still a lot. Anyways, they live a pipe dream.

Probably the turnout for the last 3 or 4 POTUS inaugurations.

We need numbers of the previous events to have a basis for comparison.
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Re: No surprise here: crowd nowhere near 2 million
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 10:27:23 PM »
Probably the turnout for the last 3 or 4 POTUS inaugurations.

We need numbers of the previous events to have a basis for comparison.


I think even 2 million is too much. DC can't handle 2 million people at once. If there was really 4 million, DC would be really crowded and it would be a mess. Yeah, it would help to see previous events.
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