Million man pro-union protest march, eh? Well if you bet the under, you won big.
As reported at Legal Insurection, the 50 state, or the Obama 57 states, pro-union rally in support of the Wisconsin public sector unions came up far short than initially predicted. It was only in Madison, WI where there was any sizable amount of protesters, including those that were bussed in. It would appear that only at ground zero of the debate in Madison, WI is there any traction of protest. The rest of the US was rather apathetic when it came to support of their union brethren. However, when adding the tally for the rest of the major cities across the US, the rally was a complete bust. When will MoveOn and the lib’s learn that astroturfed movements never work.
Other head counts, based on news reports, include: Boston (1000), Portsmouth, N.H. (few hundred), Augusta, ME (small crowd), New York City (“several thousand“), Chicago (1000), Miami (100), Austin (several hundred), Chicago (1000); Lansing, MI (2000), Nashville (hundreds), Los Angeles (2000), Richmond, VA (300), Denver (1000); Frankfurt, KY (several hundred), Jefferson City, MO (several hundred), Harrisburg, PA (several hundred).
In some cities it was hard to tell who were the protesters and who were the folks just enjoying a nice weather day. Then there were the onlookers who is some cases outnumbered the protesters.
The Gateway Pundit reports that there were more Tea Party folks in Jefferson City, MO than union supporters where he spoke. As also reported at Newsbusters, try as the MSM might, embellish all they want and try to inflate the numbers … the rallies were a failure.
Maybe all the pro-union supporters were hiding out with the “Wisconsin Senate fleebaggers in Rockford, IL?