If there's one thing the tea parties have taught us, it's that Glenn Reynolds is not a math professor. The "parties" are using a technique - street protests - that rely on sheer numbers. Yet, the numbers just aren't there: there are only so many "kulaks"  in the general population. Instead of working smarter and asking politicians tough questions on video, they're working mindlessly and thinking that somehow a few Randroid loons standing on a corner are going to change things.
The latest example (pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/75625) is a Friday "party" in Northport on Long Island, New York that drew "more than" 300 people (link). Consider this chart of the last election results:
Gary Ackerman (Democratic) 103,033 70%
Elizabeth Berney (GOP) 40,302 28%
Jun Policarpio (Conservative) 2,870 2%
The number of those who turned out for the "party" represent just 0.2% of those who voted. Don't let Instapundit do your strategizing for you.
Sat, 04/04/2009 - 15:11 · Importance: 1