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About the crowds… January 21, 2009

Posted by neoavatara in Politics.
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I actually got some angry emails from a few people who thought I was belittling the Inaguration crowd, which is estimated to be anywhere from 1-1.5 million by some estimates.  I still think the July 4th crowds are bigger.  Below is a picture from 2008…

July 4th, 2008, Washington, D.C.

July 4th, 2008, Washington, D.C.

As you can see, the crowds extend from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washingotn Monument, and though not seen on this picture, from the Washington Monument to the Capitol, virtually filling every square foot.

That said, I have no idea why people would be angry.  Obama likely had the largest inauguration in history (Lyndon B. Johnson had an estimated 1.2 million).  Just because he couldn’t be a sunny summer day in the doldrums of winter doesn’t mean anything.

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