Monday, September 26, 2005

The Power of Numbers

Protesters on the streets of San Francisco, Saturday, September 24th.

It would seem that we have numbers on our side these days. While the march in SF drew anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 people, estimates of the Washington, DC rally ranged from 100,000 to three times that many. Meanwhile, in SF, a measly half-dozen supporters of the war could find the time and courage to come out and make their voices heard. On Sunday in Washington, a crowd of counter-protesters that was expected by organizers to number up to 10,000 people or more actually turned out some 400 folks who still believe that we are doing the right thing in Iraq.

Now math was never my strongest subject, but it seems to me that, even going by the most conservative estimates, the anti-war crowd has far outnumbered the pro-war group. Wonder if that means anything to the powers that be, or to waffling Democrats still afraid to come out against Chicken George's Folly.
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