James, the morning papers are bearing out your point about the lack of impact of the illegal immigrant “economic boycott.” (Ol’ Howard Beale, I mean, Lou Dobbs noted how only the Washington Post is calling the protesters illegal immigrants as opposed to just immigrants.)
But when the New York Times writes of letdown in the second paragraph, you know it was a flop. “The demonstrations did not bring the nation to a halt as planned by some organizers….” The papers and wires show photos of downtown L.A. — how impressive is it to fill Wilshire Blvd. with illegal immigrants on any given day? It makes for an easy front page shot, but what I want to know is: did they play in the streets of Peoria?