Not a data point, Marc

Marc Ambinder:

Barack Obama attracted 24,000 New Yorkers to Washington Square Park last Wednesday night.

Hillary Clinton drew in 14,000 Bay Area Democrats to Oakland.

What's the biggest crowd that any Republican has managed to build this year? 2,000?

Is that because Republican voters aren't concentrated in cities? Or a symptom of the malaise in the party?

It's always tempting to look for new, unique methods of detecting trends. Crowd size ain't one of 'em.

How many people was Howard Dean drawing to his rallies? And did all those people end up voting for him?

Besides, I'd be willing to bet that Democrats have historically outedged Republicans in crowd sizes even when Republicans won.

Posted by Evan @ 10/03/07 01:07 AM


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