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Report on fantastic Rally today in La Crosse WI (best speech of McCain this year)
freerepublic ^ | OCT 10 2008 | housedeep

Posted on 10/10/2008 8:52:01 AM PDT by housedeep

Freeps,

I just watched the La Crosse Rally, and it was compelling enough that i wanted to start a new thread. Many thanks to bayliving for the original live thread!

This was the best speech in my opinion that McCain has given all year. It was detailed, mature, hard hitting, and very Presidential.

A new narrative seems to be developing that is really exciting: Underdog. McCain has shifted the message from "dont believe the polls" to "we are down like we always are but we are going to surprise everyone one more time".

Also, McCain introduced a new idea: to erase the requirements in IRA, 401k for seasoned citizens to be forced to withdraw their money. Excellent idea!!

The crowd was fired up, very intense, and I think we just might surge in WI!!

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1 posted on 10/10/2008 8:52:02 AM PDT by housedeep
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To: housedeep

Live streaming video of McCain’s townhall meeting in Lakeville, MN can be found here.....http://kstp.com/ beginning at 3:00PM CDT today...


2 posted on 10/10/2008 8:55:02 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: housedeep
I think that this is excellent news.

More and more Americans are starting to finally realize how much of a criminal, communist, racist and thug Barack Hussein Obama is.

I can only hope and pray that things shift toward John and Sarah, and the future of our Republic.

3 posted on 10/10/2008 8:55:02 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: housedeep

We are going to win. I feel it. I know what the polls say. but the feeling in the air is different.


4 posted on 10/10/2008 8:55:43 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (GO Sarah Palin !)
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To: housedeep
Also, McCain introduced a new idea: to erase the requirements in IRA, 401k for seasoned citizens to be forced to withdraw their money. Excellent idea!!

Simple and effective -- it would allow people with other forms of savings to ride out the market turmoil...

5 posted on 10/10/2008 8:56:22 AM PDT by kevkrom (Beware the "Blueshirts": Obama's own jack-booted thugs)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

it is....i sense it too

almost a re-awakening of the base


6 posted on 10/10/2008 8:56:42 AM PDT by housedeep
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

I hope and pray you are right. People of Ohio, please pull it out for John McCain!!!!!/Just Asking - seoul62......


7 posted on 10/10/2008 8:58:13 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: housedeep

thanks for the post! Hope he keeps up this spark. I think he will and LOVE the enthusiasm!!!! McCain/Palin will win. It’s going to happen. It’s almost as if the Economy problem has been such a downer so long that American voters are becoming desensitized to it and where Obama should be much more ahead becasue of Bush presidency through this crisis...it seems voters are holding out. I really think they will fall toward McCain in the end...it will happen. I cannot imagine America truly voting for a radical, muslim Obama....not gonna happen. Dems will just not vote than put in a vote for him....AND Republicans need to come out in force...big time.


8 posted on 10/10/2008 8:58:21 AM PDT by IndianPrincessOK (McCain/Palin...2 pit bulls, one with lipstick! Pigs will fly with lipstick Nov. 4th)
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To: housedeep

“we are down like we always are but we are going to surprise everyone one more time”.

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Um..I’m not sure I like that line.


9 posted on 10/10/2008 8:58:51 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: housedeep
Also, McCain introduced a new idea: to erase the requirements in IRA, 401k for seasoned citizens to be forced to withdraw their money. Excellent idea!!

That stuck out with me, too. That should happen now.

10 posted on 10/10/2008 8:59:14 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Go, Sonics! And take the Mariners with you.)
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To: housedeep

McCain needs to buy TV time to address the nation, several spots of a minute or more during the next couple of weeks. Use the live rallies for raw meat against Obama. Use the TV spots for solutions, to look presidential and, believe it or not, pep talks about how the country has weathered financial storms before and survived. But make sure to say that socialist solutions have never worked and that’s what my opponent is proposing.


11 posted on 10/10/2008 8:59:16 AM PDT by CedarDave (John McCain -- "Country First" is getting yourself elected. Save us from Obama and the socialists!)
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To: snarkytart

the line was better than how i represent...

it actually worked really really well


12 posted on 10/10/2008 8:59:41 AM PDT by housedeep
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To: snarkytart

Me either.


13 posted on 10/10/2008 8:59:47 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: housedeep

That’s a good idea (401k). McCain needs 4-5 economic ideas e.g. drop cap gain tax, flat tax...etc. People respond...they will be issues to work through on them but voters want to grab on to a lifeline out and not socialism.


14 posted on 10/10/2008 9:00:01 AM PDT by Doug TX
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To: Prole
More and more Americans are starting to finally realize how much of a criminal, communist, racist and thug Barack Hussein Obama is.

Nah. I have two sisters-in-law that are supporting "the one". Both are otherwise intelligent. Just hopeless liberals.

15 posted on 10/10/2008 9:00:19 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: housedeep

Hey McCain: Eliminate all capital gains taxes until further notice and watch the markets spring to life.


16 posted on 10/10/2008 9:01:35 AM PDT by IncPen (Pitchforks and torches.)
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To: Prole

You couldn’t be more right! I love an underdog and I think the silent masses are going to come out on Election Day and vote McCain-Palin!


17 posted on 10/10/2008 9:01:55 AM PDT by chippewaman
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To: housedeep

Did he name Romney as Secretary of Treasury yet?


18 posted on 10/10/2008 9:02:21 AM PDT by gitmogrunt (The stupidity of the American Sheeple never ceases to amaze me)
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To: housedeep
ok..I'll take your word, and I thank you for the nice thread. It sounds like the crowd was enthusiastic.
19 posted on 10/10/2008 9:02:52 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

“We are going to win. I feel it. I know what the polls say. but the feeling in the air is different.”

I feel it too...it’s a very calm feeling...can’t explain it...but you just know....


20 posted on 10/10/2008 9:03:52 AM PDT by auto power
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To: gitmogrunt

Isn’t that against the law to name your cabinet??


21 posted on 10/10/2008 9:04:31 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: housedeep
almost a re-awakening of the base

I really believe the energy of the base is the key to this election. I've yet to see a Presidential election that we lost when our base was truly energized.

22 posted on 10/10/2008 9:04:36 AM PDT by Marathoner (For the 1st time in years, I'm proud to be a Republican.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

I’m with you. The key will be how much voter fraud ACORN can get away with now that they are being investigated. If the recent crackdown scares the cheaters, then maybe we will have a fair result and a fair result should put McCain in the Whitehouse.


23 posted on 10/10/2008 9:05:07 AM PDT by antceecee (McCain ~ Palin '08!!!!! May God have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

“Also, McCain introduced a new idea: to erase the requirements in IRA, 401k for seasoned citizens to be forced to withdraw their money. Excellent idea!! “

He’s going after the Independent voter. Excellent!!!


24 posted on 10/10/2008 9:05:34 AM PDT by IndianPrincessOK (McCain/Palin...2 pit bulls, one with lipstick! Pigs will fly with lipstick Nov. 4th)
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To: housedeep
No one will hear this. The media doesn't cover him. The only way to get this out there is for him to nail Obama and the Dems in the debates...and he's already failed to do it...twice.

One debate left, John...one left...

25 posted on 10/10/2008 9:07:13 AM PDT by Boagenes (I'm your huckleberry, that's just my game.)
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To: CedarDave

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26 posted on 10/10/2008 9:08:35 AM PDT by roses of sharon (When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will put him to flight (Isaiah 59:19)
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To: Boagenes

Correct. Saying this at a stump speech is one thing, he needs ADS in battleground states, and he needs to say this during his speech. GIVE HIS PLAN, AND ATTACK OBAMA.


27 posted on 10/10/2008 9:08:47 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: auto power

Either we win or here comes communism........Dope-bama is just the empty shirt Little Georgie Soros has been waiting to fill.


28 posted on 10/10/2008 9:09:00 AM PDT by thingumbob (McGenius-Palin beats O'bomber-Hide'n (Remember, dead terrorists don't make more terrorists!))
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To: Boagenes

Oops, I meant during the DEBATE, not speech.


29 posted on 10/10/2008 9:09:11 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: snarkytart

I find the Underdog narrative very appealing at this stage of the game. McCain was excited to unleash this new talking point...said it with a smile and tons of energy.

I think many Americans love a good story of triumph...we love the underdog good guy. I think this is a good way to swing over some independents.

any other thoughts on the underdog narrative?


30 posted on 10/10/2008 9:10:48 AM PDT by housedeep
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To: thingumbob

Obama, the Democratic Dewey


31 posted on 10/10/2008 9:12:34 AM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
I have the feeling kinda like after 9/11, the real Americans can see their country is at a crossroads like no other time in history.

I've been thinking of giving out American flags for the yard to prove to each other we are on the same team?

What do yall think about this idea

Thought about canvassing the parking lots of grocery stores, Lowe's, etc.

32 posted on 10/10/2008 9:16:27 AM PDT by Rapunzel (Never forget Fallujah..S. Helvenston RIP.....Sarah...Sarah...Sarah loves America)
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To: LauraJean
Please God...Listen up!

From LauraJean's lips to Gods ears!

I haven't been this scared since the eve of the 1976 Presidential elections..........

My father thought there was going to be another depression like 1929...... it was one of the last things he talked about before he died from cancer in 1999.

33 posted on 10/10/2008 9:17:50 AM PDT by thingumbob (McGenius-Palin beats O'bomber-Hide'n (Remember, dead terrorists don't make more terrorists!))
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To: housedeep
Hate to be nit-picky here... but people who post on FR are FReepers... not "Freeps". (Freeps is a verb. Thanks.)

< /venting of pet peeve>

34 posted on 10/10/2008 9:20:10 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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If McCain would just harness the anger of the people out there he would be way ahead by now...........

He appears to be doing just that but will he show up at the last debate and "Stand up and Fight" Dope-bama or will just fizzle out like a loose wick on a bottle rocket?

35 posted on 10/10/2008 9:22:07 AM PDT by thingumbob (McGenius-Palin beats O'bomber-Hide'n (Remember, dead terrorists don't make more terrorists!))
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To: thingumbob

Be brave and trust in God. We will get through this. They can take our money but they can’t steal our freedom.


36 posted on 10/10/2008 9:35:09 AM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: housedeep

So true, taking the position of the underdog is better than saying, “The polls are wrong, we’re going to win.”
As you mentioned, American’s love to root for the underdog, so maybe they’ll vote for one to?


37 posted on 10/10/2008 9:46:22 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: housedeep

This old man knows politics and he is timing his ads and speeches to make a surge at just the right time.

I was at the Waukesha townhall event yesterday. That crowd was ready to get the torches and pitchforks out and go to Washington and throw out the bums who caused the financial mess by making terrible policies. Everytime the subject came up, people went nuts!

Sarah Palin told us the only way around the MSM bias is for us to get out there and talk to people. She also told us to keep asking questions of our politicians until they answer us. She was awsome.


38 posted on 10/10/2008 9:48:39 AM PDT by freemama
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To: CedarDave

Problem with that is most of Mcpain’s talking points have Socialism (with the capital S) written all over them!

His biggest strike would be to say he is for securing the borders. He already does NOT have any Hispanic vote to pander.


39 posted on 10/10/2008 9:49:50 AM PDT by SFC Chromey (We are at war with Islamofascists inside and outside our borders, now ACT LIKE IT!)
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To: freemama
You posted, "I was at the Waukesha townhall event yesterday. That crowd was ready to get the torches and pitchforks out and go to Washington and throw out the bums who caused the financial mess by making terrible policies. Everytime the subject came up, people went nuts!"

I was really disappointed that McCain didn't mention names this morning at the La Crosse Rally..the people were very pumped up............McCain's mentioning of Barney Frank, and Chris Dodd connected to Obama and Acorn would have raised the roof.

40 posted on 10/10/2008 9:56:59 AM PDT by Auntie Toots (The GOP has taken on new life..wirh Sarah)
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To: housedeep

I hope you’re right...and BTW, I’ve been impressed with some of the Wisconsin folks urging McCain to take the fight to Obama. There is palpable anger across this country at the Democrats, and if McCain can articulate it and tap into it, he will win.

But here’s the real bottom line—and no slam against the good people of Wisconsin or Minnesota. Does McCain legitimately have a chance in your states? The pollsters say no, but I don’t believe their data reflects what I saw in those Wisconsin campaign appearances.


41 posted on 10/10/2008 9:57:14 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: housedeep

Herein lies the opportunity to do well by the electorate:

1. Suspend the required distribution at 72 to keep people from having to take their losses in this market.
2. Suspend capital gains tax indefinitely.

These are winning opportunities and a chance to really readjust the markets to reality. No one should be taxed on their capital gains. Ever. And forcing retirees to take losses in this market is not equitable (pun intended).

Go for it John!


42 posted on 10/10/2008 10:00:58 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore
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To: gitmogrunt

You are absolutely right. He should be introduced by Mitt Romney. Every rally, Mitt Romney should be giving one or two points about Economy and introduce McCain. Those consultants in McCain camp, making 100 dollars/ hour should come out with some good ideas.


43 posted on 10/10/2008 10:19:33 AM PDT by Ranjit
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To: Ranjit

Imagine how much McCain would soar in the polls, with an intro by Romney.....{good idea Rj}.


44 posted on 10/10/2008 10:23:31 AM PDT by gitmogrunt (The stupidity of the American Sheeple never ceases to amaze me)
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To: roses of sharon

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45 posted on 10/10/2008 10:55:03 AM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Yo Barry, IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
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To: Auntie Toots
I was really disappointed that McCain didn't mention names this morning at the La Crosse Rally..the people were very pumped up............McCain's mentioning of Barney Frank, and Chris Dodd connected to Obama and Acorn would have raised the roof.

Mr. Bi-partisan shows up again. Can't solve the problem without pointing out what started it and that with Obama in Washington along with Dodd and Frank, it won't get solved. Period.

46 posted on 10/10/2008 11:07:53 AM PDT by CedarDave (John McCain -- "Country First" is getting yourself elected. Save us from Obama and the socialists!)
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To: Auntie Toots
"raised the roof"

You're about the fourth or fifth Freeper I've observed, including yours truly, who was at the meeting. Too bad we can't have a coulee region Freeper club.

47 posted on 10/10/2008 1:03:15 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Boagenes
No one will hear this. The media doesn't cover him.

exactly... he's preaching to the choir at these rallies... where is this "fired-up" guy during the debates? so far, he's brought none of that... he has one more chance... i'm not holding my breath...

48 posted on 10/10/2008 1:08:22 PM PDT by latina4dubya (self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: latina4dubya
I agree. Unless he un-freakin-loads on Obambi at the next debate, it won't matter. Nothing in these stump speeches at these rallies is gaining any traction - the MSM is an accomplice in this, and the personal propaganda wing of the Obambi campaign. They are his "Ministry of Truth". They will insure nothing from these stump speeches at rallies gets out unless it's something that makes McCain look bad.

He just doesn't know what he's up against. And he doesn't seem to care. His campaign is going to go down in history as being worse than Dole's (and that's saying something). You cannot run old senators. They're too caught up in the whole "collegiality" thing and don't know how to fight.

49 posted on 10/10/2008 1:17:40 PM PDT by Boagenes (I'm your huckleberry, that's just my game.)
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To: driftless2

Hope you guys had a good place to see McCain.

We let my 11 year daughter and her friend worm their way up to the front of the crowd so she could see better. It paid off for them. They got to shake McCain’s hands.

It was wonderful to be surrounded by college students at the rally who were pumped up for McCain. Even the college students outside wanted to confront the protestors. I just assumed most young people now a days were liberally brainwashed in school to love the democrats!

Who was it that said in the beginning of the speeches that our crowd could be just as good as the crowd at the townhall meeting yesterday??


50 posted on 10/10/2008 1:58:42 PM PDT by Mrs.O'Strategery
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