Some attending have called it “the conservative Woodstock.” I call it the usually silent majority finally finding their voices.
There were a number of differences between this protest and other protests held by those of a more progressive bent. I think the most obvious one was the scarcity of professionally printed signs. Almost all of them were hand-made. Another – most of the people there paid their own way to get there.
Another difference? In an e-mail to Glenn Reynolds an Instapundit reader wrote:
“I’ll tell you what I find impressive. I’m watching the Fox news video about 15 minutes after the end of the event. The crowd has thinned out enough that you can see the ground and there is not a speck of trash on the grass. Absolutely clean. To contrast, google ‘pictures of litter on the mall after the inauguration.’”I noticed that too, and not for the first time. After the April 15th Tea Party protest in Manchester, New Hampshire it was the same thing: the park was clean. Does this mean conservative protesters care more for the environment than liberal protesters because they're willing to clean up after themselves?