Not the 10,000 I wanted, but it got the job done! It drew lots of media attention and the attention of the Republican candidates.
Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter and Governor Mike Huckabee all 2008 presidential candidates who not only made an appearance at the rally, but unequivocally endorsed the FairTax.
Mike Huckabee actually embraced the FairTax during the debate. The others did not, so as of now Mike Huckabee has my vote.
McCain staffers questioned some FairTax supporters about how they got there, thinking that they had been bussed in. They seemed impressed that most of the people there had driven to Columbia on their own, some from more than a 1,000 miles away.
There is no doubt that this rally last night had an effect. The crowd was so large that it cannot be ignored. You have put the FairTax on the National stage.