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Add up these three pictures below, and YOU tell ME how big Barack Obama's crowd was in Springfield.
Team Obama says 35 to 40,000, and cites, Leslie Ballew, Quality Assurance Manager Springfield Public Schools.
The media had fun playing the crowd estimation game all night long.
Here's what I can tell you. It was BIGGER than Palin. But probably not 40 thousand.
Definitely more than 20 thousand. Highly feasible it was 25 thousand. Maybe 30. There were a significant amount of people from out of state. They weren't "bused in," they just drove in from Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma. Impossible to put a number of what percentage were out of state though.
But you tell me, does 30 thousand people look very different from 35 thousand?