We made the decision to go to Madison for Saturday's rally late on Friday. I was a little (a lot) apprehensive going into the belly of the beast, knowing the rhetoric that was coming out of Madison regarding Walker and the TEA Party. That I was taking along my wife and our friend was that much more concerning; I can take care of myself. We were able to park away from the Capitol and ride a bus in. The bus dropped us a couple blocks from the Capitol and we were some of the first to arrive. The nice part about arriving early is one gets to meet and greet a little. Former Senatorial candidate (and all-around good guy) Dave Westlake was there as was Mary Dake, wife of Tim Dake from Grandsons of Liberty. There were plenty from the other side, including a few infiltrators, but on the whole it was peaceful.
The speakers included the aformentioned Dave Westlake, Vicki McKenna, the always awesome Herman Cain, Jim Hoft (Gateway Pundit) and others. Gateway estimates the crowd at 15,000. That's absurd. Maybe 10,000. But even that many was a nice turnout on 24 hour notice. The Left could not pull that off without busing in the pros.
From my comment at Gateway: