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Palin plays politician around Daytona 500 UPDATE
Google ^ | 02-14-10 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: daytona; daytona500; nascar; nascarvote; palin; sarahpalin

1 posted on 02/14/2010 12:50:14 PM PST by euram
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To: euram

She’s giving them ‘hope’ until she can ‘change’ things!

Go Sarah!


2 posted on 02/14/2010 12:54:23 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: euram

I’ve got news for you Mr. Gonzalez, she ain’t “playin’.”


3 posted on 02/14/2010 12:56:21 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: euram

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4 posted on 02/14/2010 12:59:21 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: euram

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.


5 posted on 02/14/2010 1:00:07 PM PST by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: euram

6 posted on 02/14/2010 1:00:18 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: euram
"If you run (for president) in 2012, you've got my vote," one told Palin, shaking her hand.

Some are still stuck on stupid however.Photobucket

7 posted on 02/14/2010 1:00:28 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: euram

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?


8 posted on 02/14/2010 1:07:47 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: euram; All
Hypothetically: If Obama didn't run, and 2012 was a race between Hillary and Sarah, who do you think would win? Give me your honest opinion.
9 posted on 02/14/2010 1:11:17 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: no dems

Between Hillary and Sarah? It would be close with slight edge to Sarah.


10 posted on 02/14/2010 1:14:48 PM PST by maxter (Ignorance is not bliss, it is devastating, and we are witnessing some of the fruits of it.)
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To: euram
Gad, read some of the inane comments to the article. Liberals are so consumed with hate and presumed superiority. I guess their mommies must have been told they were slow babies and to boost up their self esteem at every opportunity. Mommies overdid it big time. Hate is a really ugly personality trait.
11 posted on 02/14/2010 1:20:15 PM PST by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: bereanway

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.


12 posted on 02/14/2010 1:23:11 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: nhwingut

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.


13 posted on 02/14/2010 1:29:23 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat (,)
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To: no dems

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


14 posted on 02/14/2010 1:39:28 PM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: no dems

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.


15 posted on 02/14/2010 1:47:38 PM PST by euram
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To: euram
muscled her way through pit road

Antonio, you aren't a journalist, you are a propagandist.

16 posted on 02/14/2010 1:48:08 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Same here. I was a big fan for a while until he opened his trap during Katrina.
17 posted on 02/14/2010 1:56:15 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: euram

18 posted on 02/14/2010 1:58:23 PM PST by McGruff (Don't criticize. Explain to me who I should support other than Sarah Palin.)
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To: euram

Another article from the Orlando Sentinel:

Sarah Palin Mania takes over Daytona

19 posted on 02/14/2010 2:10:00 PM PST by Al B.
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To: euram
She drew roars from throngs of racing fans, many shouting "We love you, Sarah!"

Uh oh. A politician that is adored and not booed at a sporting event. Palin is going directly to the people and over the heads of the state run media. This is going to be fun to watch. How unhinged can the left go regarding Palin? This should drive them right into a straight-jacket.
20 posted on 02/14/2010 2:11:25 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (If the constitutional eligibility of the president is not a "winning issue," then our nation is lost)
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To: Al B.

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.


21 posted on 02/14/2010 2:20:09 PM PST by euram
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To: kcvl
Antonio, you aren't a journalist, you are a propagandist.

Aren't they all? :-)

22 posted on 02/14/2010 2:21:44 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: bereanway

I heard Connick speak on Huckabee show . But I thought Hill/McGraw worked last election for the no good party.


23 posted on 02/14/2010 4:08:25 PM PST by mendedheart
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To: EGPWS; WVNan

LOLOLOL!

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....


24 posted on 02/16/2010 1:11:33 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If American ever ceases to be a nation under God, she will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

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.


25 posted on 02/16/2010 10:52:49 AM PST by WVNan (I hate the liberal news corpse..)
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To: WVNan

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


26 posted on 02/17/2010 4:35:29 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If American ever ceases to be a nation under God, she will be a nation gone under.")
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To: euram
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.

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.

27 posted on 02/17/2010 4:49:25 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Deathcare...a solution desperately looking for a problem.)
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