Bracing for Beck
POSTED: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 8:05pm
UPDATED: Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 11:59am
Conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck received a hero's welcome from his followers Friday on the eve of his rally at the Lincoln Memorial.
Beck says he and fellow Tea Party favorites like Sarah Palin want to restore honor to Washington.
They're supported by a crowd expected to be in the tens of thousands.
The rally falls on the 47th anniversary of Doctor Martin Luther King's iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.
Reverend Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders don't believe the timing or location of Beck's rally are coincidental.
They're holding a counter-rally and march of their own.
"They have the right to rally, but what they don't have the right to do is distort what Dr. King's dream was about," Sharpton says.
Beck's supporters say they see parallels in their movement and Doctor king's dream.
One of those supporters, King's niece Alveda, will speak at the rally.
This event is also being seen as a pulse check of the Tea Party movement, just over nine weeks before the Congressional elections.