seems like just another right wing circle jerk to me. that is why the reporting is sparse.
The flame that is between us could set every soul on fire. I would love to take that heat and let's fill the whole world with desire.
Sophie B. Hawkins
They don't, Scorp. I don't like contradicting you, cuz I likes you
But, the National Park Service stopped issuing official crowd estimates in 1994. They reversed their decision to offer an estimate for the Obama inauguration (1.8 milliion, the 1.2 million was the Johnson administration).
Park service changes course, plans to offer crowd estimate - USATODAY.com
National Park Service issues official crowd estimate - Inauguration Blog - Washington Times
The number you cited is from Michelle Malkin's blog, she got it from a rw twitterer who had bad information (including the ABC number of 2 million, which was also false):
Neither one of these numbers are accurate. Malkin notes the ABC News story (a FreedomWorks guy lied), and doesn't go back to the NPS numbers, but the NPS does not issue crowd estimates, and didn't for Saturday's march."Update: Tabitha Hale says Parks & Rec estimated 1.2 million. An ABC News correspondent says it wasn’t national ABC News network that reported 2 million figure. I take them at their word — and am checking to find out more info."
Michelle Malkin Celebrating the 9/12 rallies; Turnout estimated at 2 million; Update: How many?; FreedomWorks in error
Make no mistake, this weekend's turnout turned Obama's insides cold. He's lost the public debate badly.