Wow, what a trip. I need to eat and relax. When you get on the Metro miles from DC and see cars and trucks from Texas, to Florida and on out to Missouri, you know you're going to meet a pretty big crowd. I'm assuming the numbers can be found via Michelle. Check Instapundit and Memorandum, as well.
I heard multiple reports from Cops on the ground just covering the deal who said they had never seen a crowd this large. One claimed to have been working DC for twenty years.
The bulk of my time was spent just talking to people that were part of the crowd. I'll have more to say on that later, or may just write it up tomorrow. I want to eat, look around the blogs and get some links up.
My last conversation was actually in the Metro parking lot coming back. We must have spent 45 minutes with a handful of people from different states. They were fine people from young to old and they were first and foremost conservative in their hearts.
Just imagine what a trip that was, knowing they were part of a sea of people that went to Washington for nothing today. They didn't want a new program, didn't want the government to help. They just wanted to keep more of their hard earned dollars and to be left alone.
Really, is that too much to ask?
To a person the other thing I heard was, this isn't the culmination of anything. This was only a first step for a mass of people that intend to be heard. And while their manner was pleasant, their behavior in check … what they were when they wanted to be was very loud.
I'll be back. And so will they.