Might there actually be hope for the sane, moderate and rational?
Less than a week after Jon Stewart announced that he was holding the Rally to Restore Sanity on October 30 - a gathering meant to give voice to the less vocal majority who don't compare Barack Obama to Hitler simply because they disagree with his health care reform package - that event's Facebook page is blowing up.
Good luck, Jon Stewart. There's a lot of sanity out there in need of restoring.
While it obviously awaits to be seen just how many folks show up in D.C. next month, 93,000 people have already RSVP'd in the positive on the Rally to Restore Sanity Facebook page.
Another 48,000 say they "might" attend - and these numbers don't even include the 37,000 individuals that are on board for Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive.While Stewart never mentioned Glenn Beck during the former's hilarious introduction of his rally, it's impossible not to draw comparisons between the talk show hosts' plans.
According to an independent research firm hired by CBS, Beck's August 28 Restoring Honor Rally drew 87,000 people to The National Mall. Preliminary figures for Stewart's rally make it appear that this event will trump that number by a wide margin.
Sadly, the result of such a success may simply cause the Tea Party to compare Stewart to Stalin next.