On October 30th, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert and John Stewart held an unusual rally on the National Mall. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear was a strange mixture of political comedy and commentary. While the specific goal of the rally was somewhat ambiguous in the weeks leading up to the event, we took it as a golden opportunity to interact with thousands of attendees and spread the message of liberty.
In preparation for the rally, we had the tops cut off of the LP door hangers to create simple flyers. The general reaction from the crowd was mixed. While some people were interested in taking the World’s Smallest Political Quiz and learning more about libertarianism, many were not. Overall, the positive reactions that we did recieve made our attendence worthwhile.
LP members Kyle Hartz and Stephen Palubinsky were also interviewed by reason.tv. The video can be found below:
Travis Irvine, the Libertarian candidate for Ohio’s 12th congressional district, also attended the rally. At the rally, he shot his new video ‘In Love with Libertarians’