Thousands, yes thousands, of citizens turned out this evening for the Richmond Tea Party!  Reports from across the state indicate large crowds at various events, but I don't think anyone expected what is happening in downtown Richmond.   Speaking with people there estimates ranged from four to seven thousand people - not exaggerations at all.   Everyone was amazed. Traffic in downtown was jammed for much of the late afternoon as people poured in.  The weather is awful, but there are still people arriving...

These pictures don't really do justice to the actual turn out, but it gives you some sense of the crowd.

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The bet is that the media will downplay the size of the crowd and the enthusiasm.  Let them.  This is the kind of movement that will be dismissed by the far left...until after election day when they are left trying to explain the train that just hit them.