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Update: Palin and the 60,000 and Joe Who? 2.0 September 22, 2008

Posted by thestellaranomaly in Uncategorized.
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Even more evidence to back up my earlier assertion that Palin’s recent slip in the polls isn’t indicative of her true popularity. According to news-press.com,

THE VILLAGES — Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin told wildly cheering, flag-waving, chanting supporters that John McCain is “the only great man in this race” and promised Sunday he will fix the nation’s economy if voters give the GOP four more years in the White House.

“He won’t say this, so I’ll say it for him,” the Alaska governor said in an almost confidential tone at the close of her first Florida stump speech. “There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you. John McCain wore the uniform of his country for 22 years — talk about tough.”

The Villages, a vast, upscale planned community north of Orlando, has about 70,000 mostly adult residents — many of them military retirees — who vote reliably Republican in statewide races. Tens of thousands inched along roads into the picturesque town square of the complex, where they stood in sweltering heat for about four hours as local GOP officials and a country band revved up the crowd.

“Sa-Rah! Sa-Rah!” they chanted at every mention of her name, applauding loudly and waiving tiny American flags that were distributed — along with free water bottles — by local volunteers. The fire chief estimated the crowd at 60,000.

60,000 of 70,000 residents or about 90% of the population stood in sweltering heat for 4 hours just to hear her speak! Granted, it was a very safe spot for her to visit, but as my mood over her chances of being elected grows dimmer by the day, I’ll take in any signs of good news.  Picture some straws and then me grasping for them.  Quick question:  how big are the crowds that go to Joe Biden’s speeches? I guarantee you they’re not this big.

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