It's tremendously moving. Human beings are social creatures. Even remotely, you can feel the mood of the people on the screen. It is a positive charge. Maybe I feel that if they can be out there in freezing cold for hours, I can keep the tv on and be a part of it.
I encourage everyone to watch if they can. Not for the politicians, but for the people. If you've been feeling distressed about the country, I think it will make you feel better.