The Marin IJ states "some 300 people" came to the event at the Mill Valley Community Center (which means there were more than 300 people there, the IJ is notorious for under counting attendance at conservative events).
Bel Marin Keys resident Steve Cantor, 67, said he came to show his support for Republicans including Senate candidate Carly Fiorina and gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. Cantor said he has never volunteered for political campaigns before, but plans to go door-to-door this fall because he believes the country is "heading in a dangerous direction."Even some who attended once had and yet lost that "Hopey Changey" feeling.
"Too many people in this country get paid for doing nothing and they're not contributing to the system," Cantor said.
Bookroom Worm also went and reported on the event, with a twist.
Joanne Dichiera, 77, of Cotati, said she is an independent who has always voted for Democrats - including President Barack Obama - but was alarmed by federal initiatives including the stimulus package, the bailout of banks and car companies and the new health care law.
"Now I'm going to vote conservative, not necessarily the Republican but whoever the conservative is," Dichiera said. "I want someone who is fiscally responsible."