Excerpts from an article By Gloria Goodale in the Christian Science Monitor:
Some taking the Greyhound option are preparing for a long night in a bus seat before they spend mere hours on the National Mall Saturday and then head home the same evening. One such rallygoer, Libertarian Anna Daugherty – a Lansing, Mich., public-relations professional – is boarding a bus from Royal Oak to Washington on Friday night. She says she likes the fact that the event is not strictly for one political party.
“I am going to the Rally to Restore Sanity not because I think it’ll be some revelation for changing political discourse,” she says. “I just want to show my support and solidarity to those who find that the people who are running in and even winning elections, who are obviously radical wackos, don’t have a place in my ideal view of politics.”
Ms. Daugherty supports candidates who, although they might have strong views and opinions, “are open-minded and willing to work across party lines to get things done in the best interests of the people and not just their specific and often narrow constituency.”
Of course, the event will be fully stocked with the demographic most widely associated with the Stewart/Colbert appeal: college students. Caitlyn Bates, a Texas native and Clark University freshman in Worcester, Mass., plans to snooze her way on a bus ride to the nation’s capital Friday night. She will take a train home.
She says she just finished voting her absentee ballot, “mostly Republican and Libertarian,” [..]