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Sarah Palin brings 'Palin mania' as McCain woos small town USA
The Telegraph ^ | September 6, 2008 | Tim Shipman

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".

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 2008rncconvention; hockeymom; mccain; mccainpalin; mi2008; palin; reagandemocrats; ruralvote; sarah; sarahpalin; smalltown; vp

1 posted on 09/06/2008 3:11:03 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

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.


2 posted on 09/06/2008 3:18:54 AM PDT by hershey
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To: Schnucki

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.


3 posted on 09/06/2008 3:20:53 AM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: Schnucki; All
Click the picture:


4 posted on 09/06/2008 3:28:36 AM PDT by backhoe (Vote Palin- for a Real Change...)
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To: screaminsunshine

Reagan in drag—much like Maggy Thatcher.
Makes my old-school male hubris seem a bit petty—as it should.


5 posted on 09/06/2008 3:32:17 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Yeltsin was the comedy relief between two evil bastards.")
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To: Schnucki

“Mrs Palin immediately spelt out how the McCain campaign will...”

Spelt??

Is that a UK thang?


6 posted on 09/06/2008 3:35:20 AM PDT by Canedawg (Sarah Palin Rocks! McCain-Palin '08)
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To: Schnucki

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.


7 posted on 09/06/2008 3:36:04 AM PDT by hershey
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To: backhoe

I love it!


8 posted on 09/06/2008 3:36:12 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: Canedawg

It’s just seldom used here.


9 posted on 09/06/2008 3:36:50 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: Professional Engineer
Why, thank you...

I found the graphic here, along with a photoshopped bikini & rifle picture with wording a little too raw for tender eyes...

10 posted on 09/06/2008 3:40:59 AM PDT by backhoe (Vote Palin- for a Real Change...)
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To: Schnucki

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.


11 posted on 09/06/2008 3:47:09 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Schnucki
mccain/PALIN2008!!
12 posted on 09/06/2008 4:01:23 AM PDT by Reaganesque (Vote: mccain/PALIN 2008!!)
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To: samtheman

Yep, McCain is not just going through the motions. He’s in this thing to win it.


13 posted on 09/06/2008 4:09:57 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Canedawg
Spelt?? Is that a UK thang?

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.

14 posted on 09/06/2008 4:11:09 AM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: Schnucki

Sterling Heights, MI is not a small town. It’s a city and probably ramks as one of the top 5 in the state.
VOTE “McPAL”!


15 posted on 09/06/2008 4:14:57 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Loyal Buckeye

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.


16 posted on 09/06/2008 4:15:52 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: hershey
Nicknames based on products that have sold in the multi BILLION numbers is really a dumb move... Big Mac is known from zimbabwe to Bangladesh. What idiots!

LLS

17 posted on 09/06/2008 4:41:43 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( REAGANISM not communism)
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To: screaminsunshine

“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.


18 posted on 09/06/2008 4:45:58 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: samtheman

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.


19 posted on 09/06/2008 4:59:09 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: STONEWALLS

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.


20 posted on 09/06/2008 5:08:14 AM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: equaviator
Sterling Heights may not be small, but his first stop, Cedarburg, Wisconsin is a town of 10,000 people. It is my hometown and I was there yesterday.

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!

21 posted on 09/06/2008 5:14:19 AM PDT by irish guard
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To: Reaganesque

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.


22 posted on 09/06/2008 5:21:41 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: screaminsunshine

...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.


23 posted on 09/06/2008 5:29:09 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: Schnucki

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.


24 posted on 09/06/2008 5:41:27 AM PDT by too much time (Were any educrats proficient at math in school?)
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To: STONEWALLS

I know. What city with a black mayor is doing well?


25 posted on 09/06/2008 5:52:06 AM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: Schnucki
I just emailed this article to my bro who lives in Sterling Hts. He is an avid Red Wingnut. I'll let y'all know if he was at at the appearance.
26 posted on 09/06/2008 6:25:07 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: Schnucki; airborne
My bro couldn't make it out of his neighborhood to get to the rally but here's Sarahcuda Wingnut ~


27 posted on 09/06/2008 7:57:25 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: shove_it
Sarahcuda Wingnut

What, exactly, do you mean by that?

28 posted on 09/06/2008 7:58:54 AM PDT by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us.")
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To: unspun

You are obviously not a hockey fan, otherwise you’d know that Red Wings fans are fondly known as Wingnuts :o))


29 posted on 09/06/2008 8:04:22 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

have a great Saturday!

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An ordinary, extraordinary woman......(Sarah, I so wish her well)
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McCain/Palin Rally Report - Sterling Heights, MI
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30 posted on 09/06/2008 9:13:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: screaminsunshine

“Smalltown USA vs. Urban decay.”

Oh, I like that...


31 posted on 09/06/2008 9:28:28 AM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: shove_it
You are obviously not a hockey fan, otherwise you’d know that Red Wings fans are fondly known as Wingnuts :o))

Not much of one since Denis Savard stopped playing in Chicago Stadium. ;->

32 posted on 09/06/2008 9:44:40 AM PDT by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us.")
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To: unspun

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


33 posted on 09/06/2008 6:24:09 PM PDT by daylilly
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To: irish guard

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?


34 posted on 09/06/2008 7:15:28 PM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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