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JAX Rally
10/23/04 | twobits

Posted on 10/23/2004 3:04:43 PM PDT by Two-Bits

It was awesome said my daughter. There was 50,000. It was the warmest crowd of people. Air Force 1 did a fly by which excited everyone which was so amazing. Daughter states words does not give it justice as to how great it was. Todd's Beamers parents spoke to the crowd prior to the President's arrival. My son and grandson make it on the big screen during the President's speech. Aaron Tippin played. My granddaughter age 4 was screaming four more years. One of the best posters was Democrats for Bush. The President speech was very positive and upbeat. The gates opened at 10:30 and even though they waited for six hours for the President, nobody complained. My Navy Son said this is truly Bush Country.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aar; bush; jacksonville; jax; potus; presidentbush; rally; victory2004
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1 posted on 10/23/2004 3:04:44 PM PDT by Two-Bits
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To: Two-Bits

Oh good, I've been waiting for some reports on this. I missed it.


2 posted on 10/23/2004 3:09:18 PM PDT by McGavin999 (We have planted the seeds of democracy and watered them with our blood, now let freedom reign)
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To: Two-Bits

And the liberal scumbags reporting at WJXT channel 4 in Jacksonville show the 6 pro-Kerry protesters outside Alltel BEFORE they show the President on the 6pm news.


3 posted on 10/23/2004 3:09:27 PM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: Gabz

Hey!


4 posted on 10/23/2004 3:09:29 PM PDT by annyokie ("I have a plan" )
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To: Two-Bits

Thanks for the post. I live out here in firm Bush country and won't get to attend any rallies but I love hearing from people who were there. VIVA BUSH!


5 posted on 10/23/2004 3:10:00 PM PDT by Woogit (IN GOD I TRUST...NO MATTER WHAT!)
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To: Woogit; Two-Bits

I love reading posts about the Bush rallies, too, and was waiting for this since reading the first article posted!

50,000, woo-hoo! FOUR MORE YEARS!


6 posted on 10/23/2004 3:13:45 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Kerry says "Vote for me I have a plan" - I'm voting for Bush, 'cause he's da MAN!)
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To: Two-Bits
US President George W. Bush (news - web sites) waves to the 55,000 supporters inside Alltell Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida during a campaign rally.(AFP/Paul Richards)
7 posted on 10/23/2004 3:15:20 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Two-Bits

What freepers need to keep note of....

When you hear of these HUGE numbers at Bush rallies...

This is another way for the BC04 people to keep fine-tuning their GOTV effort...they are able to use their volunteers to contact these HUGE numbers of people for these rallies in a few days...all because of their GOTV machine...

...this will come in handy on Nov. 2!


8 posted on 10/23/2004 3:18:06 PM PDT by Keith (JOHN KERRY...IN VIOLATION OF ARTICLE III SECTION 3 OF THE US CONSTITUTION)
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To: Two-Bits

I just got home - It was AWESOME, the crowd was wild as Air Force One went over the length of the stadium. What a class act - speakers were great, boy the troops are fired up and you can best bet, we'll hold the line for Bush here in Jacksonville. Mel Martinez, JEB and LAURA accompanied "W" and it was well worth the wait in the sun, good thing there was at least a breeze....


9 posted on 10/23/2004 3:20:24 PM PDT by Jaxgram
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To: Two-Bits

Thanks!


10 posted on 10/23/2004 3:22:21 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: MisterRepublican

My daughter said there was about ten protestors and they looked like they had been sleeping under some bridges. I told her not to be surpised when the liberal media states there were a thousand protestors. I think I read Ft Myers had 20 protestors and the media said 200.


11 posted on 10/23/2004 3:22:27 PM PDT by Two-Bits (I am voting in memory of those innocents that were incinerated on 9/11! Vote George W Bush)
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To: Jaxgram

I am so excited for you. My daughter and her family kept repeating the same thing, "Mom, it was AWESOME....


12 posted on 10/23/2004 3:24:03 PM PDT by Two-Bits (I am voting in memory of those innocents that were incinerated on 9/11! Vote George W Bush)
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To: Two-Bits
Tutstar and I just got back. It was awesome. Of course the first thing we saw on the bias media (NBC)coverage was only 30,00 showed, but the report is 50,000 showed. Looked more like 50,000 to me.

The fly by of Air Force 1 was truly amazing. I have seen many of the military jets do fly bys, but to see a jumbo jet do one, well.....

When GW said you can run, the crowd yelled back; But you can't hide. The first time he said this he looked surprised at the response and the next time he got into it with us. It was just great. Will post pics as soon as we can download them.

As for protesters, if they were there, we never saw them.

This must be Bush country

13 posted on 10/23/2004 3:36:55 PM PDT by Nightshift (Ignorance on your part, doesn't require a reply on my part.)
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To: Nightshift

The stadium holds about 80,000. So how full was it? One of the pictures shows the upper decks empty.


14 posted on 10/23/2004 3:39:23 PM PDT by js1138 (D*mn, I Missed!)
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To: Two-Bits

Six hours? Sorry, I would have complained.


15 posted on 10/23/2004 3:40:22 PM PDT by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: Two-Bits; MeekOneGOP; mrs tiggywinkle; Brad's Gramma; Donaeus; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; ...
We just got home too. I'm still too emotional to say anything intelligent. I'll get my pictures downloaded ASAP. We had some of the best seats in the whole place. We were within 6 ft of George and Laura (felt like it anyway). She looked right at us and waved coming in and going out because she liked our sign. She looked my daughter in the eye, nodded, smiled and waved. We were all crying like fools. It was a beautiful thing. Woohoo!

Our sign said "Native Texans for Bush!"

We were close enough to see the twinkle in Laura's eye and the tender hearted tears in George's. Laura really does have a gorgeous sparkle in her eyes. You can see it. Lovely!

The speech Kim Alexis gave was incredible. She was awesome! She brought me to tears. That girl can preach! I wish I could find a transcript of what she said.

16 posted on 10/23/2004 3:41:28 PM PDT by SpookBrat
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To: Nightshift

My son said he is so proud of his Commander in Chief. My daughter said the fly by of Air Force One was a sight to behold. She said, Mom, all of these people waiting for over six hours and yet, not one complaint. She said that it was truly a morale booster and even now, the whole family is still on a "Bush" high....


17 posted on 10/23/2004 3:42:42 PM PDT by Two-Bits (I am voting in memory of those innocents that were incinerated on 9/11! Vote George W Bush)
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To: Hildy

Not me, I would have waiting 48 hours, if it meant seeing our President in person......Do not be to surprise if the state goes for Bush and finally say adieu to Boxer. you read it here first....


18 posted on 10/23/2004 3:46:55 PM PDT by Two-Bits (I am voting in memory of those innocents that were incinerated on 9/11! Vote George W Bush)
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To: Two-Bits

You notice this with all of Bush's rallies, the crowds are large and enthusiastic, while Kerry "crowds" are much smaller, usually hand picked, and seems to have a lot of young people under voting age, and even then, they don't appear to be anywhere near as excited.


19 posted on 10/23/2004 3:47:48 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: SpookBrat

Sounds wonderful, Spooky! Thanks so much for letting us know.


20 posted on 10/23/2004 3:48:16 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul (Kerry's total disregard for the troops' safety is of no consequence to him - Vietnam, and now Iraq)
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To: Two-Bits

I just came back myself. It was fantastic. Does anyone know what President Bush's largest crowd's have been on the campaign trail?

My wife asked how many stump speeches gives a day. I guessed two maybe three.


21 posted on 10/23/2004 3:52:29 PM PDT by Rumierules
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To: Nathan Zachary

You notice this with all of Bush's rallies, the crowds are large and enthusiastic, while Kerry "crowds" are much smaller, usually hand picked, and seems to have a lot of young people under voting age, and even then, they don't appear to be anywhere near as excited.


......and have you noticed that the cameras on Fox News never "pull back" ...only at the Bush rallies! Kerry could never fill 1/3 of a stadium that size unless the thugs were bused in!


22 posted on 10/23/2004 3:55:43 PM PDT by Two Dawgs
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To: Two-Bits

Sorry, you're living in a dream world. I stood outside today to see Arnold. There were alot of people there. It took two hours. That's just my limit. I don't wait on line to see any human being. That's just my thing. But as far as California going Republican. Don't think so.


23 posted on 10/23/2004 4:01:18 PM PDT by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: Two-Bits

Thanks so much for the report and thanks especially to your son for serving!


24 posted on 10/23/2004 4:05:10 PM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: Two Dawgs
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25 posted on 10/23/2004 4:05:39 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Hildy

You would have complained unless of course, you were waiting for your hero......j efin k


26 posted on 10/23/2004 4:06:55 PM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: Nathan Zachary; All

I just saw a replay of the rally on Fox News and it gives you a sense of pride...chills too to see this kind of enthusiasm!


27 posted on 10/23/2004 4:10:20 PM PDT by Two Dawgs
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To: SpookBrat

Thanks for the ping and the report.

I cannot even imagine how you must have felt. I can feel Pres Bush's energy when I see him on TV; what a sensation it must be to be that close to him.


28 posted on 10/23/2004 4:11:00 PM PDT by JustAmy (Remember our President and our troops in your prayers. God Bless America.)
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To: SpookBrat
Native Texans for Bush!"

Well, dang! How did I miss you? I volunteered for the activities/sign table and will post my pics by sun AM.

You all beat me home. I was letting all kinds of folks get out head of me from the stadium. There is just something awesome about being stuck in traffic with fifty thousand BUSH supporters!!

29 posted on 10/23/2004 4:16:36 PM PDT by Dutchgirl (Professional Journalism "Can you smell what a crock they're cookin'?)
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To: Dutchgirl

Does anyone know if the JAX rally will be on C-Span?
In 2000, I loved watching the Florida rallies....both before and after the election!


30 posted on 10/23/2004 4:22:57 PM PDT by Timeout (Just hours to go....before we can sleep!)
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To: SpookBrat; Joe Brower

If you find a transcript, please ping me. please put the Florida flag on your profile and maybe post there the links, too? Also could you start a new thread when you post your report? thanks!


31 posted on 10/23/2004 4:23:38 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: OldFriend

What the hell are you talking about. Some of you are like robots. The minute you read something you don't like, you start in with trolls and traitors. I JUST DON'T STAND IN LINE TO MEET MORTAL MEN. IT'S JUST MY THING. I might wait a few hours to meet Bush, but I wouldn't wait 6 hours in a crowd of thousands to hear him speak. If that makes me a closet Kerry lover to you, then you're...how can I say this gently....INSANE.


32 posted on 10/23/2004 4:23:53 PM PDT by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: Hildy; All
One of the reporters in Dubya's press pool sent an email report about Dubya's day in Florida. It was to Katherine J. Lopez. She posted it at The Corner.

It's a nice read

33 posted on 10/23/2004 4:41:11 PM PDT by Timeout (Just hours to go....before we can sleep!)
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I'm having problems uploading the pics, I've only got two to go through so far......

One is from the morning roundup.......

The other id of 3 of the 4 Kerry supporters I saw there.

They got out there as fast as they came. EVERYONE was yelling "4 MORE YEARS!" and they turned around and went back the way they came..

34 posted on 10/23/2004 4:42:34 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Two-Bits; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
PICS WILL BE POSTED HERE.....
PING.....
35 posted on 10/23/2004 4:43:27 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: All

I think that's Jenifer Carrol.

Wait till you see the crowd shots....

36 posted on 10/23/2004 4:45:21 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Two-Bits
Go Navy! My bumper sticker says, " Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of all that threaten it" NAVY!

And, the hubby was Army go figure....

37 posted on 10/23/2004 4:45:29 PM PDT by The Right Stuff
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To: OXENinFLA

Thanks again


38 posted on 10/23/2004 4:59:45 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: OXENinFLA
I enjoyed the part with Glorious Johnson. She did not receive a whole lot of support from the local GOP, but she is a member of "The Potter's House" and adamantly anti-abortion! Glorious Day.

Jennifer Carrol had great things to say about supporting the military, and as a former Navy Officer, she speaks with convictions.

One of my favorite signs was from Navy wifes 4 Bush...I also loved the crowds response when the big screen had a close up an elderly VFW Quartermaster. He received a standing O.

I read the previous post from someone who wouldnn't stand in line to hear some one speak...all I can say is... I was there in 76 when Reagan spoke...I heard it live, I shook his hand, he thanked me for my support...one of our local Methodist bishops tells the tale of when he was a boy, he met an old man who had been a boy, present when Lincoln gave his speech at Getysburg. The old man said, all of the actors had it wrong, Lincoln said" Government of the PEOPLE, by the PEOPLE, for the PEOPLE... the flyover of AF1...priceless.

I have to wait for my sweetie to finish editing a video for the history of our church (75 years tomorrow)...then I can post the best of the signs...my favorite is from a future hottie- a young man of @ 15 years saying "Unborn Babies for Bush." In my mind's eye I have the picture of the bi-racial family that was on the big screen, the father was white...and I am thinking of Alan Keyes saying that 50% of black children are aborted in this country...

End of rant, but I AM FIRED UP, BABY!!!

39 posted on 10/23/2004 5:05:18 PM PDT by Dutchgirl (Professional Journalism "Can you smell what a crock they're cookin'?)
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To: annyokie

LOL!!!!!!!!!

I'm sure lots of folks won't understand you pinging me to this thread!!!!!!!


40 posted on 10/23/2004 5:23:17 PM PDT by Gabz (Hurricanes and Kerry/Edwards have 2 things in common - hot air and destruction.)
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To: OXENinFLA; SpookBrat; tutstar; floriduh voter
It was good to be there. We got back a little over an hour ago. My arms were still vibrating and my ears are still ringing from those noisemakers, lol, which I was banging with great gusto. I even blew one out & had to go for the spare! My voice was in prime shape thanks to just coming out of volleyball season, though now I'm hoarse from all the "Wooohooos" and "Booos!!!!!"

Those nice t shirts we made last night were covered over by the "W" t shirt. So later we made up a "First time voter for Bush" in the sign area, which was shown at the very end on the screen. There were also "Seniors for Bush" signs being held up by high school seniors, which was funny.

Sean Hannity was there, came in and was signing autographs in the area adjacent to where we were sitting. We chanted "Sean Sean!" but he didn't ever speak . . .

Don't ask me about AF1 flyover . . . that's a sore spot. We were dying of hunger at that point and finally gave in to a little overpriced food . . . harder still because now I'm 0 for 2 in missing AF1 flying over.

We REALLY went wild when we saw Laura walk in w/GW, I mean we would have anyway, but I was so very glad to see her there. I was hoping we would, and we did at one point get to chant "Laura! Laura! Laura!"

I had someone take a picture of our family w/Bush in the background to show that GW is behind our family.

Afterwards when we heard 690 AM's news w/cut from the rally, and the crowd yelling back "But you can't hide!", we high fived each other because our voices were in those 45,000 or so. I wanted W to really, really hear us! It was so awesome to be a part of that. We've not seen tv news of it yet.

Like I said, my ears are still ringing, and I have an overwhelming urge to just settle in after a long day. I look forward to seeing the photos.


41 posted on 10/23/2004 5:27:40 PM PDT by cyn (Prayers always for Terri Schiavo and her family.)
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To: SpookBrat

The speech Kim Alexis gave was incredible.

Kim Alexis, the model?


42 posted on 10/23/2004 5:29:41 PM PDT by Pali
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To: js1138
If you take the stadium and divide it in half, take those in the lower section on one side and put them in the upper section, you would have 40,000. since the lower section is larger, the upper section would have been over flowed.

I am not a rocket scientist, just my best guess. LOL

Anyway it was a huge crowd and we all had a great time.

43 posted on 10/23/2004 5:32:54 PM PDT by Nightshift (Ignorance on your part, doesn't require a reply on my part.)
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To: Nightshift

Ping


44 posted on 10/23/2004 5:34:24 PM PDT by tutstar ( <{{--->< http://ripe4change.4-all.org Violations of Florida Statutes ongoing!)
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To: Pali

Yes! Great speaker, w/great conservative convictions.


45 posted on 10/23/2004 5:35:00 PM PDT by cyn (Prayers always for Terri Schiavo and her family.)
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To: Pali

Yes, that's her. She lives in Jacksonville now. She had me and the black Republicans behind me in tears. It was very emotional for me personally. I have been searching for a transcript but not having much luck. I guess it wasn't that important. Maybe tomorrow's paper or I might have luck when I go up to headquarters on Monday to work. :)


46 posted on 10/23/2004 5:35:47 PM PDT by SpookBrat
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To: cyn

CYN....you were to the left of us. We were right ON the wall where everyone was walking in. We saw EVERYONE!! I'll share my pictures with you when I get them downloaded.


47 posted on 10/23/2004 5:36:49 PM PDT by SpookBrat
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To: Two-Bits
We too are still on a "W" high. Even my 4 year old was cheering. She knows who Bush is and cheered very loud when he came in. You should be proud of your children. I am glad they have a mother who shows them the "right" stuff. LOL.

I am still waiting on more pics

48 posted on 10/23/2004 5:37:04 PM PDT by Nightshift (Ignorance on your part, doesn't require a reply on my part.)
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To: MisterRepublican

Wow, didn't see that....did see that Jacksonville.com still had John Edwards as top news this morning and til lunchtime. Get a clue FTU!


49 posted on 10/23/2004 5:51:15 PM PDT by tutstar ( <{{--->< http://ripe4change.4-all.org Violations of Florida Statutes ongoing!)
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To: Keith; All

Volunteers needed daily, please take an hour or so, even to wave signs!!

The Republican Party of Duval County

4963 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: (904) 398-1446


50 posted on 10/23/2004 5:52:56 PM PDT by tutstar ( <{{--->< http://ripe4change.4-all.org Violations of Florida Statutes ongoing!)
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