Skip to comments.Out on the trail, once unknown Palin - now greeted by 'Sarah! Sarah!' - gains celebrity status
Posted on 09/06/2008 9:20:11 PM PDT by Libloather
Out on the trail, once unknown Palin - now greeted by 'Sarah! Sarah!' - gains celebrity status
By SARA KUGLER, Associated Press
Last update: September 6, 2008 - 9:37 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The banners, buttons and signs say McCain-Palin, but the crowds say something else.
"Sa-rah! Pa-lin!" came the chant at a Colorado Springs rally on Saturday moments before Republican nominee John McCain took the stage with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a woman who was virtually unknown to the nation just a week earlier. The day before, thousands screamed "Sa-rah! Sa-rah! Sa-rah!" at an amphitheater outside Detroit.
"Real change with a real woman," read one sign at a Wisconsin rally. "Hurricane Sarah leaves liberals spinning," cried another.
"She's the draw for a lot of people," said Marilyn Ryman, who came to see her at the Colorado rally inside an airport hangar. "The fact that she's someone new, not the old everything we've seen before."
McCain has sought to portray Palin as a bulldog who will help him "shake things up" on Capitol Hill.
Washington, he said Saturday, is "going to get to know her, but I can't guarantee you they'll love her."
"We do!" came a cry from the crowd.
At a rally in Albuquerque later, McCain acknowledged the juice she has injected into his campaign.
"The response to her has been overwhelming, it's been incredible," he said.
Perhaps recognizing the excitement she is generating, the McCain campaign was planning to keep Palin with McCain for several more days, rather than dispatch her to campaign by herself, as had initially been discussed.
On Saturday, McCain and Palin rode their post-convention wave into the competitive West, where Democrats have made recent gains in traditional Republican strongholds.
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All of these people (there and everywhere else that they go) will go back to their relatives, friends, neighbors, and spread the enthusiasm over this ticket, and the ‘MO will keep going.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
I get to see them Monday!
Come January, I hope McCain remembers who pulled his chestnuts out of the fire ...
She’s a rock star, and the best rock star we’ve had in a long time.
Careful gentleman, let us not make her a superstar, that is the game the media machine wants us to play. Sarah is enjoying this support because she is emblematic of the millions of strong Republican women who are the heart of the party, and the soul of this Nation. These women are the stars. I’ll bet you know some Baracudas of your own.
"emperor" Trajan88 gives it a thumb's up ;-)
No, you’re wrong.
Sarah wasn’t running for president and she wouldn’t have gotten the nomination if she had been.
People realize now that McCain was the right guy for the nomination because he had the courage and maverick streak to select Sarah, and they compliment each other as no-nonsense reformers.
Mitt Romney wouldn’t have picked Sarah Palin, neither would have Fred Thompson or Mike Huckabee.
John McCain is our guy, in part because Sarah Palin is his gal.
I’ve been keeping track of our oh so fair media...they do not want to be on the losing side....the tide is starting to turn...NObama is starting to get scrutinized,watch a total media meltdown come next week.
Is that in Lees Summit, Missouri? Kewl.
Yes, my mom (passed away in 1996) was one!!
Your correct. Somehow making her out as a rock star or super star makes her superficial. It undermines her message which is all about integrity and reform.
I believe it is gonna work out just fine. She will do well and McCain's understudy and energy czar. The she will be up for 8 more years after McCain along with someone like Gov Jindal.
We can really thank McCain for this AND the judges this will reap.
Is it any wonder the leftists are in such hysterics about this?
I never heard that here. If anything it confirms McCain's good judgement.
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