Starting locally, Lisa held an event yesterday outside the Loussac. With a showing smaller than any Tea Party Rally I have ever attended, it was a smattering of “gimme gimme types”, unions, democrats, and my favorite – former Anchorage Mayor Rick Mystrom (who we can thank for Mark Begich’s ascent to the US Senate). The scariest thing that happened was in the middle, when Lisa was trying to rally the troops saying this write-in candidacy was doable, she got the crowd to chant, “yes we can, yes we can, yes we can.” It was eerily reminiscent of a recent campaign for the Presidency where it became commonplance for Obama to get the crowd chanting the phrase, “yes we can, yes we can, yes we can.” Is that the sort of change we can expect from Lisa?
On the national side, the left in held their, ‘One Nation Working Together’ Rally outside the Lincoln Memorial on 10/2. Strangely similar to the Restoring Honor Rally held on 8/28 outside the same location by Glenn Beck. Best thing about their event - four hundred organizations, including all the major labor unions, the NAACP, the Sierra Club, Code Pink, the Green Party, the Communist Party, Planned Parenthood and hundreds more were not able to turn out as many people as Glenn Beck.