I will avoid a crowd estimate but a friend of mine who was there today described it as enormous.
Here’s my take on the tea party movement so far. It’s been a successful coalition of conservatives and libertarians so far united by opposition to Obama and all his works. The sentiment in the nation right now is clearly anti-Obama.
The key point is, what is the tea party movement for? On that, there is no agreement and probably won’t be. If conservatives will repudiate eight years of Bushian big government, the coalition might persist. If not, the libertarians should very quickly go their own way lest they unwittingly lend their support to a restoration.5:20 pm on September 12, 2009 Email James Ostrowski