It was an anti-partisan crowd. It was not a left or right thing. I do think the Republican Party did try to make it a right-wing thing, but that being said, I think basically the crowds were anti-Republican and anti-Democrat. They were equally angry, and rightly so, at both parties…One of the best signs I saw out there yesterday said, ‘O is the new W.’ And that’s the problem. It’s both parties equally.
We can’t pick and choose our rages. I would be more curious why others (networks) chose not to. I guess you can be dismissive all you want. You can say this is just a few rich people gathering in a town center to bitch. People I talked to, certainly in Sacramento, didn’t seem rich to me. A lot of them wish they could be. A lot them are average Joes and Joanns who didn’t look rich, dress rich, act rich, talk rich. They were just very concerned about a government that seemed to be getting bigger.