UPDATE: In response to questions about the photo below that have surfaced on a nationally prominent blog, we were forwarded another photo from yesterday’s Colorado Hispanic Republicans rally. Our source doesn’t want to misrepresent the size of yesterday’s crowd, and in all fairness, this second photo does show more people in attendance than the first.
As in, about three. ¡No más! See the “full crowd” after the jump.
The press advisory went out last week with great fanfare:
Independence Institute chair Jon Caldara speaks at the Colorado Hispanic Republicans rally at the state capitol, Saturday October 13th 2012. Photo via Facebook
LIVE FREE OR DIE
A RALLY ON THE STEPS OF THE CAPITOL
A CALL TO ACTION TO GET OUT THE VOTE!
DATE: SATURDAY OCTOBER 13TH, 2012
PLACE: COLORADO STATE CAPITOL STEPS
Michael L. Barrera Libre Initiative, Western Regional Director
Laura Boggs Director, Jefferson County School Board
Jon Caldara President of the Independence Institute
Ryan Call Chairmen of the Republican Party
Randy Corporon Chairman Arapahoe Tea Party
Frank Francone Colorado Chairman Doc Squad
Fr. Andrew Kemberling Pastor St. Thomas Moore
Trevor Loudon Author, Activist, Founder of KeyWiki
Tim Neville Colorado State Senator District 22
Molly Vogt Director, My Purse Politics, Colorado Women’s Alliance
Derrick Wilburn Rocky Mountain Black Tea Party
The Board of the Colorado Hispanic Republicans:
Mimi Bell, Hugo Chavez-Rey, Carlos Klinger,
Martin Mendez, Pauline Olvera, Jeff Rodriguez,
and Tony Sanchez
Unfortunately, something happened between that bold announcement and the actual Colorado Hispanic Republicans rally held yesterday at the state capitol.
Something obviously happened, because there appear to be more Colorado Hispanic Republicans listed on the press advisory than actually in attendance at yesterday’s rally.
It could honestly be a good thing to to see that lengthy advisory–otherwise you might get the idea that the people in the photo are all the Colorado Hispanic Republicans who, you know, exist.
Pro organizing tip: if a rally is about to send the opposite of the message you want, cancel it.