I do agree that yes, more people need to get out and be active... but I'm still glad things like this get visibility where we can - things will hit the tipping point and the silent majority will say "oh hey these guys are fighting - let me side with them and vote". It happens. You can't always force people to get to events. I've taken time off work to go to rallies... but it is always a huge disappointment when it falls on deaf ears.
You can only push people so far to participate. I've stood up front in my range meetings and asked for people to attend rallies... do I ever see one of them? Nope. I will still do it though. We should be pushing people to participate, not eating our own.