From around the country, tens of thousand gathered for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear organized by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Will it make any difference once the harsh midterm elections are over?
They came from far and near, some wielding signs and hoping to attract a little attention, others just to watch the show.
But what seemed to unite the tens of thousands who converged on the National Mall on a sunny Saturday in Washington for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear was a genuine desire to push back against the strong rightward tilt of the 2010 midterm campaign.
“I feel so strongly against what Glenn Beck stands for – whatever that is,” she added, referring to the conservative Fox News showman who held his own mega-rally here two months ago called Restoring Honor. “I hope this will make a difference.”
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