Panorama picture of huge crowd at Meredith NH on SundaySubmitted by Maitski on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 19:39
I watched Ron Paul on CSPAN yesterday and was amazed by the crowd. The camera panned the crowd but it was tough to determine just how big it was.
So I stitched together a few screen captures from the video so you can get a better sense of the crowd.
[ Edit: cleaned up image, thanks to poq, below: http://i.imgur.com/zTo8N.jpg ]
I read a report in the WSJ about this event. They started their story reporting that the crowd was more than 300.
"The crowd number is also up for debate. Fire code capacity for the room is 300 and a hotel manager counted it at 450, which would include a wave of reporters. As expected, the count from the campaign is a bit higher: 500, it said in a press release shortly after the event."
The big story yesterday was Huntsman pulling in big crowds. I read a bunch of stories where they said that there were 300 people who showed up at the Beane Towne Coffee shop. Here's the picture I saw all over where he was standing on the counter. There might have bee more people outside but it's tough to compare this crowd of 300 to the crowd of 300 that Ron Paul drew in Meredith.