Skip to comments.Sarah Palin brings 'Palin mania' as McCain woos small town USA
Posted on 09/06/2008 3:11:02 AM PDT by Schnucki
Sarah Palin mania transformed John McCain's presidential campaign as the Republican duo made their first appearances after claiming their party's White House nominations.
In a sweep through the swing states of Michigan and Wisconsin, Mr McCain was met by the kind of near-hysterical crowds previously seen only at campaign events for his Democratic rival, Barack Obama.
More than 6,000 exultant supporters turned out on Friday night in Sterling Heights, a town in Michigan's Macomb County, home of the Reagan-Democrats, the small town blue collar voters who propelled Ronald Reagan to the White House in the 1980s and hold the key to victory this year.
Where he once played to a few hundred people, Mr McCain was greeted by an electrified crowd chanting "Sa-rah, Sa-rah!", "John Mc-Cain, John Mc-Cain!" and "U-S-A!"
Mrs Palin immediately spelt out how the McCain campaign will take on Obama Barack in the final 60 days before November's election, targeting patriotic voters unconvinced by the Democratic candidate's national security and economic credentials.
"We went right from the convention to small town USA," she said. "It's true that they grow good people, people who are working hard for America.
You love your country in good times and bad and you're always proud to be Americans."
The self-described "hockey mom" wooed her peers, holding up a Detroit Red Wings hockey shirt and describing how her son Track, now a soldier soon to deploy to Iraq, once played for a local team. "Michigan, you took care of my boy and now that boy is serving in the US Army and he's going to take care of you." Casting the double act as political outsiders, Mr McCain urged voters to "send a team of mavericks who aren't afraid to go to Washington and break a little china".
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Since smearing Sarah has produced a backlash, the MSM will probably try ignoring her and concentrate on bashing McCain, whom the Boston Herald newspaper calls ‘Big Mac’. This won’t work, either. Thank God.
Smalltown USA vs. Urban decay. I think Sarah is going to bring a new factor in to the election. Logic and common sense. A double barrel shotgun aimed right at the basis for liberalism. To liberals the only remedy for failed marxist/socialst policy is More marxist/socialist policy.
Reagan in drag—much like Maggy Thatcher.
Makes my old-school male hubris seem a bit petty—as it should.
“Mrs Palin immediately spelt out how the McCain campaign will...”
Is that a UK thang?
I can see Sarah as the Statue of Liberty, and she sure does ‘speak my language’. Obama has to promise to pay off Hill’s $24 mill. campaign debt in order to get her to campaign vigorously for him, but it won’t work. Nothing and no one will save his sorry behind.
I love it!
It’s just seldom used here.
I found the graphic here, along with a photoshopped bikini & rifle picture with wording a little too raw for tender eyes...
For all McCain’s past sins (and they’re still there, in reserve, waiting to bite us in the future), he’s got one thing neither Bush ever had: the desire to stand up and fight against the left and the lies the leftists tell (those lies he doesn’t himself agree with, anyway).
For all of McCain’s “reaching across the aisle”, he’s got one ability neither Bush ever had: the ability to throw a good punch across the aisle.
McCain’s pissed off, or at least in a fighting mood. And that’s a good thing. It’s the reason he picked Palin.
McCain Unleashed. That’s a good thing.
Yep, McCain is not just going through the motions. He’s in this thing to win it.
This is the strong form of the past tense. It is probably more common in British English than American English. We still use the strong form in some other verbs: deal/dealt and feel/felt.
Sterling Heights, MI is not a small town. It’s a city and probably ramks as one of the top 5 in the state.
Remember how frustrating it was in 2004 when Bush/Rove let so many lies go unanswered? If it wasn’t for the Swift Boat Veterans, we might today have a President Icabod Numbskull.
“Smalltown USA vs. Urban decay”
.....Exactly! urban areas are rotting away with crime, drugs, gangs and failed schools...McCain/Palin are right to go for the small towns and suburbs.
Yep. Bush has never stood up and fought for himself. I guess history will prove that he was a fair minded president, but he could have done better in this area.
No doubt. Hope we do not get Nationl Decay. Just look at every city with black mayors. Detroit for example. Or New Orleans where they will even re-elect criminals.
Police blocked off main street and we had to pass through metal detectors. 12,000 were allowed in (me included) and according to the police another 20,000+ were turned away. Had they held the event at the local football field, it still would not have held the entire crowd......in CEDARBURG, not Invesco Field, Denver.....Chew on that Mr. Obama!
Good point, and smart politics on McCain’s part. Personal opinion, no matter what happens in November Sarah Palin will be elected President in 2012.
Hillary is running out of ash trays.
...you got that right...when black Democrats legally sieze power in a city, that city begins to fail...Obama will do for the country what black Democrats have done for Baltimore.
I took my son to the local barber in our quaint, rural Georgia town of 6,000, yesterday. (There is a photo of Reagan on the wall). I told the men in there that I was expecting a Sarah! bumper sticker in the mail. They told me to bring any extras up to the barber shop to hand out.
I know. What city with a black mayor is doing well?
What, exactly, do you mean by that?
You are obviously not a hockey fan, otherwise you’d know that Red Wings fans are fondly known as Wingnuts :o))
have a great Saturday!
Why They Hate Her ...Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left.
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Posted on 09/06/2008 7:43:09 AM PDT by IrishMike
An ordinary, extraordinary woman......(Sarah, I so wish her well)
Globe & Mail | September 6, 2008 | Christie Blatchford
Posted on 09/06/2008 8:09:22 AM PDT by IrishMike
[snip] “Here’s a little news flash - I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this great country.” [end]
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Posted on 09/06/2008 12:41:44 AM PDT by goldstategop
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(Ticket Rocks, Alert)
Boston Globe | 9/06/2008 | Sasha Issenberg
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Sarah Brings “Palin Mania”
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(Main Street USA Wowed Alert)
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Posted on 09/06/2008 6:45:55 AM PDT by goldstategop
McCain/Palin Rally Report - Sterling Heights, MI
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Action Report from Dem for McCain at Sterling Heights, MI
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Posted on 09/06/2008 12:37:56 AM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion
Crowds turn out for Palin, McCain
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Posted on 09/06/2008 7:50:43 AM PDT by nobama08
“Smalltown USA vs. Urban decay.”
Oh, I like that...
Not much of one since Denis Savard stopped playing in Chicago Stadium. ;->
I didn’t make the comment in the first place, but I can give a guess about the meaning.
Sarah’s nickname is Barracuda, shortened to Sarahcuda
A Detroit RedWings fan is called a Wingnut
Sarah is holding a Detroit RedWings jersey, so if you put it all together it could be Sarahcuda Wingnut
It isn’t an insult unless you are the fan of another hockey team
Ten thousand or so people showed up at Freedom Hill’s Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, MI. BTW, some folks call it “Sterling Whites”...As if...HOWEVER, it’s true, for the most part. Anyone have a problem with that?