October 19, 2006

Accounting for This Evening’s Blackwell-Hannity-Cunningham Rally

Viking Spirit has a report. He says there were “a lot more than 100 Blackwell supporters at the rally.”

So does Nasty Brutish & Short, who claims the pro-Blackwell crowd was “200-250.”

So does Howard Wilkinson of The Enquirer’s blog. He says there were 100 Blackwell supporters and 30-40 for Strickland.

Viking and NB&S say that Howard is full of baloney on his Blackwell supporter count.

This would not be surprising. As BizzyBlog demonstrated back in April, Howard Wilkinson is very math-challenged when it comes to addition (the error is STILL THERE).

So why would anyone think that Howard can count?


UPDATE: Mark at Weapons of Mass Discussion was there, and is quite ticked at Wilkinson’s demonstrated lack of math skills, and with good reason. I also like Mark’s name for our local paper — The Cincinnati Emptyquirer.

UPDATE 2: NB&S links in an update to the Emptyquirer’s online report on the event. NB&S believes that the reported count of 50 protesters count is higher than actual, and that the count of 200 Blackwell supporters is lower.

UPDATE 3: In a comment at the NB&S post, Mark of WoMD says — “I went around counting, and there were about 300-400 blackwell supporters, no more than 45 strickland supporters.



  1. None of these is right. By the time the shindig started, there were about 300 for Blackwell, AT MOST 45 for strickland/communism, man-boy love.

    My co blogger matt and I were there for the whole thing and I would say about 300 for Blackwell, no more than 45 against.

    Comment by Mark — October 19, 2006 @ 11:15 pm

  2. actually, I would say the numbers are about 350-400 blackwell and 40 strickland. what was really pathetic was there was this one antiblackwell guy, the same clown that matt and I challenged at a reds game, and he went over and shmoozed with the camerapeople, and when the crowd was cheering, the boom guy instead focused the big boom on the one idiot protesting to make it sound like there were more against blackwell. Matt and I called him on it by sending matt over to yell into the boommike that what was being presented was not the truth.

    Comment by Mark — October 19, 2006 @ 11:17 pm

  3. Heck we had over 200 in Independence (just south of Cleveland). If Northeast Ohio did that I’m sure Howard can’t count down there.

    Comment by Mark McNally — October 19, 2006 @ 11:43 pm

  4. ALL — My theory is that Howard is math-challenged, AND that he left early. The time of the Enky Blog post by Carl Weiser is 5:54 PM, and the event started at 6.

    Comment by TBlumer — October 20, 2006 @ 12:00 am

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