New media outlets have been ramping up the idea that crowd sizes don’t matter.
In 2008 however, apparently they did matter.
While Donald Trump was holding a rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with crowd estimates around 2,000 people, Hillary Clinton’s Vice Presidential running mate drew only about 200 to the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
.@timkaine says Trump always tells people to believe him. He asks, “Is that the best he can do?” #ncpol @WNCN pic.twitter.com/5pJ6rOIVnI
— Beau Minnick (@BeauMinnick) August 16, 2016
Staffers at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens confirmed that the venue actually accommodates 400.
Clinton herself was in Pennsylvania that day, barely filling a school gymnasium.
Gymnasium decked out for @HillaryClinton rally at West Philadelphia High School pic.twitter.com/ruciOMKIxL
— Lauren Mayk (@Laurenjmayk) August 16, 2016
While Bernie Sanders’ crowds were larger than Clinton’s, she still became the nominee.
It would seem that while the media is focused on diminishing the size of crowds at rallies, Trump appears to be gaining in national polls.
HILLARY'S BROWNSHIRTS now openly👊PUNCH elderly women & ASSAULT Trump voter families👇Congrats Soros! h/t @poneill123pic.twitter.com/w7s7iQZyEo
— Boston Bobblehead (@DBloom451) August 20, 2016