Skip to comments.Palin plays politician around Daytona 500 UPDATE
Posted on 02/14/2010 12:50:14 PM PST by euram
She sat through the pre-race driver meeting, muscled her way through pit road, took to the stage on the infield and wished drivers a safe race. She drew roars from throngs of racing fans, many shouting "We love you, Sarah!"
Even some of the biggest names in NASCAR and entertainment couldn't resist her.
Seven-time Daytona 500 winner Richard Petty posed for a photo, singers Tim McGraw and Harry Connick Jr. greeted her, and everybody from Army members and Marines to autograph-seeking fans and kids in wheelchairs got hugs and handshakes.
Crew members on pit road even took a break from changing tires, some stunned to see Palin walking through their familiar domain before the race.
"If you run (for president) in 2012, you've got my vote," one told Palin, shaking her hand.
That was perhaps the biggest bonus of Palin's visit.
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She’s giving them ‘hope’ until she can ‘change’ things!
I’ve got news for you Mr. Gonzalez, she ain’t “playin’.”
McGraw kind of surprises me and I don’t know too much about Connick. But maybe I’m just thinking of Faith Hill’s positions.
At the pace she’s going, by 2012 she’ll be the most well-known politician in America. By that, I mean people who have seen her in person and feel like they know her.
Am I right or wrong?
Between Hillary and Sarah? It would be close with slight edge to Sarah.
No. You are right about McGraw. He’s a big lefty. I think he’s just plkaying nice since he’s in conservative country at NASCAR. I’m sure it killed him to gladhand.
McGraw can cram it. I quit buying his stuff when he blamed Bush for Katrina.
And Brad Paisley’s hind end kissing of Obama, too, is disgusting.
No you are right......Her political enemies said in Alaska that she excels at “kitchen”/”retail” politics...remember when she was in Nashville for the Tea Party Convention and she had went earlier in the afternoon to rub arms with some Tennessee big money people.....it was noted by one them that he was trying to talk politics with her, but that she was all interested in his business and he came away liking her....so you are right, she is making people feel like she knows everybody personally and is liken by some to be a friend or family member
Tomorrow she gives a speech at the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce, they are expecting thousands to attend. Demand for tickets was so high that they have moved the event from a hotel dining room to a convention/sports center. On Tuesday she’ll be in N. Little Rock for a gop fundraiser, held at the Verizon Center which can seat up to 18,000. From what I’ve heard tickets are selling out fast.
April looks like an extremely busy month, at least 16 events. She’ll be just about everywhere. She said recently that she will be very busy all summer also. I wouldn’t be surprised if she practically lives in the lower 48 in Sept, Oct and early Nov, as well.
Antonio, you aren't a journalist, you are a propagandist.
Another article from the Orlando Sentinel:
Excellent article. It will drive the leftist loons crazy that about 120,000 people gave Palin a great reception. I can’t even picture 0bama attending the Daytona 500. Matter of fact, he probably thinks that the Daytona 500 is something like the Chicago 7.
Aren't they all? :-)
I heard Connick speak on Huckabee show . But I thought Hill/McGraw worked last election for the no good party.
Thanks for showing me over here to these Nascar - Daytona 500 threads....I can see I won’t be going back to sleep any time soon....
I think we both have a problem when it comes to sleep. I get so caught up in reading every thread on FR, thinking that I will miss something, that I don’t get to bed before 2;30 or 3:00 a.m. Good thing I can usually sleep till 9.
Yep- well I will fall asleep then wake up and ck FR out and then go back to sleep...LOL. But you’re right - there is so much going on it is really too much to keep up with so I am happy to get maybe 1/4 of what all is going on,,,trusting others know about and are following and acting on the rest.,..LOL
He probably thinks it's like the S&P 500 and wants to kill it.
But then again, he doesn't know much about the markets either.
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