Economic Unrest on Route 66
People gathered today in Albuquerque to protest the Wall Street bail-out.
"Route 66 is the Mother Road. Route 66 IS Main Street," a man with a megaphone shouted, "And we don't want this billionaire bail-out."
The gathering attracted Ron Paul supporters, Barack Obama supporters, and economic-minded independents but there was nary a political sign in site, unless you count a couple of Ron Paul stickers on the back ofthis guy's sign.
One typically gauges the success of such a protest by the amount of follow-up media exposure. But for those wearing out shoe leather, the supportive honks of passing cars help too.
Today, there was plenty of both. Over 50% of the cars passing by honked with approval and at least one local TV station (KOB) was filming.