Sunday, October 31, 2010

Jon Stewart Rally To Restore Sanity Crowd Attendance Totals

Jon Stewart Rally To Restore Sanity Crowd Attendance Totals. The Jon Stewart rally to restore sanity crowd attendance totals are estimated somewhere between 150,000 and 215,000. Of course, the attendance and crowd figures will be debatable, especially for those who actually went to the event.

We have seen crowd total disputes loom over a number of prominent political events. The record crowd at the National Mall transpired for the inauguration of President Obama.

Somehow, I think if he is re-elected in 2012, he won't be met with the same fanfare.

That being said, the crowd at the "Restoring Honor" rally wasn't a crowd with a motive to the right or left. The crowd simply wanted to bring back common sense to the realm of politics, both on the right and left.

With a few days left until the 2010 mid-terms, I have a feeling that the Rally to restore Sanity crowd was smaller than it would have been had it been held after the elections or a couple of weeks ago. Still yet, Jon Stewart's rally was admired by many, and is arguably the best political rally of the season.

8 comments:

  1. You incorrectly refer to the rally as "restoring honor". Glenn Beck's rally was to restore honor, this rally was to restore sanity.

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  2. I watched from a satellite rally here in Los Angeles, and it was an amazing thing to be part of. To be with a group that is just interested in being on the side of reason with politics. Like the intent of the rally, I do not lean heavily one way or the other, but I am part of a group that would like to see things get done to move this country forward. These were seeds that were planted and we might not see the real fruits of this labor until the 2016 election, but any movement that's worth anything takes time to build momentum.

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  3. It was wonderful to be there! The Capitol building bathed in sunlight and the air filled with cheers, laughter, and song. I expected to see mostly white, liberal, middle-aged, East-coast people like me, but as I looked to those immediately around me I saw: a tall young man of Middle Eastern or South Central Asia, a young family with their two school-aged children, another wonderful family with adult children who traveled from Nebraska, an African-American couple from Maryland, and a 1/2 dozen students from a Virgina women's college two of which were a couple. These women hailed from Florida, Minnesota, and Virginia. One thing we all had in common was that we believe in America: the greatest, strongest country in the world and we believe that we can meet these hard times by working together with civility and hope. It was an historic day.

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  4. It was awesome to be there! Even though there were people squeezed into every space in the National Mall, everyone was in such a great mood. People were being so nice to each other. And that's what the rally was all about...saying that it's ok to be a nicer and to be reasonable and understandable about every day issues.

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  5. I was by the video screen in front where the media is, the crowd was insane in a very sane way. Just packed and polite, joking, working together. I had every type of person around me from white to muslim to black to mixed race to a bear, everyone and anyone. That sign with Colbert as Hitler was about 30 feet behind us and an older woman had a problem with it having lived through the days of Hitler, but that was it.

    WE NEED THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE TO BE PUT BACK IN PLACE THAT REAGAN GOT RID OF THAT LEAD TO THIS HORRIBLE NEWS CYCLE!!!

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  6. The rally was absolutely amazing. I'm from Roanoke, Virginia and it took 4 hours to drive up there on Saturday with a friend, but it was totally awesome! We got to the mall at 9'o clock and was able to get a descent view of a monitor. We were able to see the stage just barely if we jumped up and down. By 12 there were so many people that we were packed liked sardines. We literally couldn't move an inch. The metro was completely crazy, it took us 3 hours to just find a metro to get to our car. I've never been to a Rally before, but it was well worth the drive. Everyone was really friendly, and the closing speech was inspirational. Though, there were definitely more people there then just 200,000. One of my friends came to the rally around 3:00 and he said that even then the metros were completely full with people trying to get there.

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  7. I think the student next to me said it best, "Dude, this place ohms". Strange mix of like- minded people. I was amazed at how kind everyone was. A great day, glad we went!

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  8. K. Murphy from HawaiiOctober 31, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Re: Washington Post's description of the Rally attendees as Very White, my experience was crowded with the full range of humanity, every color, size and shape of adult, newborns cradled by mommas, youngsters running and jumping, LOVED the young people with their brazen and clever costumes, great signs everywhere, funny funny funny stuff, much laughter and so many smiles. And polite, and friendly, it was One Fine Event. WE ALL AGREED, THE BEST PART WAS MEETING LIKE MINDED PEOPLE WHO WANTED THIS RALLY TO GO OVER BIG AND IT DID.
    Thank you to Jon & Stephen.

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