The Democracy Spring folks are nearly in DC - they'll arrive Monday. From the 16th through the 18th, they'll merge with the Democracy Awakening bunch and try to make noise and get themselves arrested in the name of Leftists everywhere.
Depending on what news outlet you read, the marchers number between 120 and 160. They began at the Liberty Bell in Philly and will end at the Capitol. At the moment they are in Charm City.
Before you smirk at the small number of marchers - consider how many people show to Brock's PatCons. Consider that the Idaho PatCon was very successful last year, drawing people from each coast (one of whom purchased a house in the AO while he was here) - and we topped out at 50. How many were at your last Patriot gig?
No - before you dismiss the 100+ folks marching in Democracy Spring, consider the commitment of walking 140 miles in 10 days, to join with a couple thousand like-minded Leftists in order to seek being arrested for their ideals. We discussed 'Who wants it more?' the other day - this is simply a bit of evidence for consideration.
Now, arguing the other side of the equation: More than 300 Leftist groups have signed-on as sponsors of these two events. What does it say that all of these groups, including more than a handful of Hollywood celebs, can't get more than 150 people to march or more than a couple thousand to DC?
Back to the other side of the court: If there are ANY counter-protestors in DC next week, they will likely number no more than 3 dozen people - and they will all live locally.
Who wants it more?
In all of this, there remains the X-Factor: Even with very small numbers, Those who mean to be Masters will have all the ingredients they need to spark a national ruckus - just in time for April 19...