Skip to comments.Turnout Huge For Raese's Rally: Gov. Sarah Palin and Rock Legend Ted Nugent Rock Charleston
Posted on 10/31/2010 8:53:24 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, provided a last-minute surprise visit to the Ted Nugent rally for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Raese in Charleston Saturday afternoon. The crowd present for the event was the largest of any event held by either Raese or Governor Joe Manchin this year.
An estimated crowd of 2,700 came out on a clear, sunny October day from across West Virginia and sang the "Star Spangled Banner" with Nugent, the rock legend from the late 70s who has emerged as a leading voice for sportsmen and women across America. The event--part political rally, part Mountain State family reunion--was held at Haddad Riverfront Park in downtown Charleston, just a few blocks away from Manchin's residence at the Governor's Mansion.
"The size of this crowd on such short notice should tell us something about the momentum John Raese has going into Tuesday's election," said Jack Ellis, HNN's Senior Political Analyst. "Raese's campaign didn't know that Ted Nugent was going to be able to get here until just a few days ago, and the Sarah Palin visit was added too late for the media to really get ahold of it. Yet nearly three thousand people showed up? Amazing."
"This kind of turnout reminds me a great deal of the kind of crowds George W. Bush had when he visited West Virginia in 2000," said Ellis. "Crowds like this go back home and are great evangelists for their candidate. This single event could put Raese over the top on Tuesday."
According to event organizers, Todd and Sarah Palin took an overnight flight from Alaska to arrive Saturday morning in time for the event. The former GOP Vice Presidential candidate was embraced by the crowd when she suggested that Joe Manchin should fill out his term as Governor, staying put at the Governor's Mansion.
"I've been travelling a lot of country roads these past few months, trying to get people to understand how important it is that we do elect the right people on November 2nd to turn this country around," Palin said.
Palin said that Manchin "is trying to say now, Barack who? Never heard of him."
But Palin warned that Manchin will be expected to "fall in line" behind President Obama if he is elected.
For his part, Ted Nugent called Palin and Raese his "blood brothers" and added that, with only three days to go until the midterm elections, "It's time to kick maximum ass."
"I am John's buddy," said Nugent. "Know it, celebrate it, and never ever back down from what you believe in."
After the rally in Charleston, the Palins joined the Raeses at a Tea Party Express campaign event in Wheeling.
"This ranks as one of the most interesting of all political events in the past few years here," said Ellis. "With basically two or three days' notice, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate drew a crowd with concerned Republicans, Democrats, and Independents from across West Virginia. They all agree on one thing--the Obama Administration has got to be reined in. That's their bond, and John Raese is their candidate for U.S. Senate."
Political quote of the year.
Michelle Obama reference?
It was from the bigheaded bigmouth RINO Rove. I'm sure he made points with his fellow RINOs for that dissing of Palin. Disgusting all of them!
yeah I heard that too.....
An estimated crowd of 2,700 came out on a clear, sunny October day from across West Virginia
She gets more people than that. I bet they left a couple zeros off at the end. 2700 people is not huge even the idiots got 60,000. Sarah probably got 270,000 not that is considered a lot for Sarah not 2700. They need to stop insulting us folks who know.
10 Republicans combined that could not even come close to what Palin has accomplished. Prez Palin.....
Just like Jon Stewart got 10X as many people as Glenn Beck, right?
Sarah and Uncle Ted Ping!
dang each pic she looks great - she has been on the road steady for at least 5 weeks ,p>- her family made a commitment... a big one. Not one that can be made easily.
That pic alone will make spineless liberals/marxists (that would be all of them) pee in their pants...
With symptoms caused by
Cat RAT scratch fever...
Attention, scumbags of the world: You're about to be stuffed and mounted.
Suck my Glock.
The size of this crowd on such short notice-
Less than 24 hour notice..
I was always thinking of Ted as Secretary of the Interior, but Defense would ‘kick maximum ass’; to quote Mr. Nugent.
no kidding....that needs to be a poster.
I think I’ll put it on my wife’s facebook...scare her weenie pals...only a few fortunately
Every journey starts with a single step...or something like that...
I expect that to be crafted in to a 'Palin/Nugent 2012' poster sooner rather than later.