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37,244,000 Viewers for Sarah Palin
Drudge ^ | 04 Sep 2008 | Drudge

Posted on 09/04/2008 12:15:15 PM PDT by July 4th

37,244,000 WATCHED PALIN SPEECH ... [38,379,000 WATCHED OBAMA]... MORE...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008rncconvention; electionpresident; mccainpalin; mxxain; palin; palinspeech; ratings; rncconvention; sarah
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1 posted on 09/04/2008 12:15:16 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: July 4th
YES!
2 posted on 09/04/2008 12:18:25 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: July 4th

WHOA!!!

Can’t wait until the poll results are out. They have to move the neddle.


3 posted on 09/04/2008 12:18:30 PM PDT by joinedafterattack
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To: July 4th

Hilarious.....Owbama has been running for 3 years and Pailin has been on the ticket with McCain for less than a week. Obie should hang his head in complete shame.


4 posted on 09/04/2008 12:18:57 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: July 4th

I thought OsAMA only got 30 million as of Drudge last week?


5 posted on 09/04/2008 12:19:03 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: July 4th

Don’t think that’s right. Saw some stats and you can apply them by sticking in a factor.....50,000 is probably closer.


6 posted on 09/04/2008 12:19:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: July 4th

Hey, that didn’t count me and my family. Make that 37,244,005.


7 posted on 09/04/2008 12:19:36 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: July 4th

Almost the same as the Obamessiah’s numbers, all compliments of the petty media attacks. :-D


8 posted on 09/04/2008 12:19:38 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: July 4th
Shouldn't Governor Palin's 38 million viewers be compared with Senator Biden's viewership? Or has the press decided that Palin is at least as presidential as Obama (I know, that's a low standard), and the comparison is fair?
9 posted on 09/04/2008 12:19:53 PM PDT by RogerD (Educaiton Profesionul)
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To: July 4th

Palin is nailin’——Obama is failin’


10 posted on 09/04/2008 12:20:45 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: July 4th
"[38,379,000 WATCHED OBAMA]"

I *think* the pertinent question is,
"How many watched Whatshisname Biden?"

11 posted on 09/04/2008 12:21:10 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D. - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: July 4th

How do they come up with these numbers? I watched last night but I didn’t tell them.


12 posted on 09/04/2008 12:21:11 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: July 4th

and these ratings were made possible by the 5 days on nonstop attacks by the Dems and the media. Talk about hoisted on your own petard.

I just hope the great mushy mindless middle, the 10% of the population that decides elections, sees this the same we do. Unlike Obambi, Palin didn’t promise the moon and other government giveaways.


13 posted on 09/04/2008 12:21:34 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: July 4th

Missing from this great photo: Sarah’s son, who will be on active duty soon. Three of John McCain's sons, have have carried on the family military tradition, with Doug McCain serving as a Navy pilot, now out of the Navy, Jack McCain soon to graduate from the Naval Academy, and Jimmy McCain enlisting in the Marines at the age of 17. The latter returned home safely from his seven-month tour of duty in Iraq in February 2008


14 posted on 09/04/2008 12:21:36 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Snowbami, the Oreo Bozo, wants special-ed treatment as an untouchable affirmative action candidate)
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To: July 4th

If you add in all the “you gotta see this!” people who watch all or a part of Sarah’s speech today to find out what all the buzz is about, I betcha the real number is doubled!


15 posted on 09/04/2008 12:21:39 PM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: Sacajaweau

You sure are a wet blanket!

And where do you get your stats?


16 posted on 09/04/2008 12:21:40 PM PDT by Palladin (Hello!! The Grand Old Party is BACK!!!)
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To: RogerD
I think its pretty good... the GOP is energized and the Dems are on the defensive for the first time this year!

"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

17 posted on 09/04/2008 12:21:52 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: joinedafterattack

This will undoubtedly move the needle. But McCain’s speech is tonight and the rolling numbers won’t be really in until sometime next week.

So we’ll have to wait and we won’t really know the Palin effect. No doubt the media will double down tonight and look for any possible way to knock McCain.
There’s no alternative.


18 posted on 09/04/2008 12:21:52 PM PDT by romanesq
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To: RogerD

Good point. Compare her numbers to Biden, not Obama.


19 posted on 09/04/2008 12:22:03 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: RogerD
Shouldn't Governor Palin's 38 million viewers be compared with Senator Biden's viewership? Or has the press decided that Palin is at least as presidential as Obama (I know, that's a low standard), and the comparison is fair?

It has nothing to do with the press. This is an intentional campaign strategy to keep their number 1 (Osama) running against and justifying himself to our number 2 (Palin). The longer this continues the better for our side. People are actually now questioning if our vice presidential candidate is more prepared for the presidency than their presidential candidate. I hope it goes on for the next two months.

20 posted on 09/04/2008 12:22:47 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Sacajaweau

Do these numbers include c-span?


21 posted on 09/04/2008 12:22:48 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: RoseofTexas
I thought OsAMA only got 30 million as of Drudge last week?

It's like Mitch Snyder's statistics for the homeless. They just figure after a while the numbers must have gone up.

22 posted on 09/04/2008 12:23:04 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: July 4th

What about those of us who had a prior commitment last evening and DVR’d it to watch later?

Do we get counted some way?

If not, add one to that total number up there.

I was playing with my Wednesday night chamber music group and missed it live. Although from what I saw late last night it was as deep and forceful as the Brahms F#minor quintet we were attempting to plow through......


23 posted on 09/04/2008 12:23:12 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: LikeLight

There will be more people watching the speech as they feel compelled to see more than a few sound bites.

The buzz has completely overtaken the race.

Viva La Palin Revolucion!


24 posted on 09/04/2008 12:23:24 PM PDT by romanesq
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To: CindyDawg
How do they come up with these numbers? I watched last night but I didn’t tell them.

They're watching you. Now stop slouching!

25 posted on 09/04/2008 12:23:36 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: CindyDawg
How do they come up with these numbers? I watched last night but I didn’t tell them.

No one asked me either. Wonder if these figures count C-Span viewers?

26 posted on 09/04/2008 12:23:45 PM PDT by blondee123 (Sarah EXUDES CLASS! McCain/Palin 2008!!!)
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To: July 4th

What about those of us who had a prior commitment last evening and DVR’d it to watch later?

Do we get counted some way?

If not, add one to that total number up there.

I was playing with my Wednesday night chamber music group and missed it live. Although from what I saw late last night it was as deep and forceful as the Brahms F#minor quintet we were attempting to plow through......


27 posted on 09/04/2008 12:23:51 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: July 4th
"Our mama beats your Obama"
28 posted on 09/04/2008 12:24:20 PM PDT by Tolik (2008: Maverick/Barracuda vs. Messiah/Mouth or The Hero vs. the Zero and "Our mama beats your Obama")
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29 posted on 09/04/2008 12:24:41 PM PDT by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: July 4th

That’s HUGH! I’ll bet she picked up alot of new supporters for the ticket.


30 posted on 09/04/2008 12:24:50 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: LikeLight

Good point.

And the speech will be shown all weekend for those who missed it.

Scott Rasmussen said the real polling effects will not be seen until next Tuesday.

The Axelrod Boys will be jumping off the Sears Tower.


31 posted on 09/04/2008 12:25:20 PM PDT by Palladin (Hello!! The Grand Old Party is BACK!!!)
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To: July 4th

Can anyone find out how many watched Biden’s speech? As much as I hate to say this, we should not compare beauties and beasts.


32 posted on 09/04/2008 12:25:38 PM PDT by 353FMG (What marxism and fascism could not destroy, liberalism did.)
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To: July 4th

She’ll get a heck of a lot more YouTube and other views as people want to learn more about her.


33 posted on 09/04/2008 12:25:40 PM PDT by Uncledave (Zombie Reagan '08)
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To: 1Old Pro

24,029,000 WATCHED BIDEN


34 posted on 09/04/2008 12:25:51 PM PDT by Crawdad (I am my brother's keeper. I am not your brother's keeper.)
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To: RogerD

it is silly that libs compare our VP to their #1.


35 posted on 09/04/2008 12:25:54 PM PDT by Piers-the-Ploughman (Just say no to circular firing squads.)
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To: romanesq

Does anyone actually believe polls at this point in the election?


36 posted on 09/04/2008 12:26:41 PM PDT by KansasGirl (Go Governor Palin Go!!!!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

...and as beautiful!


37 posted on 09/04/2008 12:27:34 PM PDT by Palladin (Hello!! The Grand Old Party is BACK!!!)
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To: LikeLight
If you add in all the “you gotta see this!” people who watch all or a part of Sarah’s speech today to find out what all the buzz is about, I betcha the real number is doubled!

Agreed, the media BUZZ makes people more interested in Palin and MORE people are learning about the speech today....unlike Obama because the wind came out of his campaign hours after his speech with the announcement of Palin as the VP pick.

38 posted on 09/04/2008 12:27:53 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

For what it’s worth, I think you wuz robbed! ;-) (re: your prediction stats)


39 posted on 09/04/2008 12:27:56 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: KansasGirl
I don't believe the polls. I do believe the ground shifted last night. After it was over, I was sure we're gonna win the election. I didn't feel that way last week or a few months back. We got the wind at our backs, baby! Whoo hoo!

"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

40 posted on 09/04/2008 12:30:07 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 353FMG

Crazy Joe got 13 million fewer viewers.


41 posted on 09/04/2008 12:30:14 PM PDT by Palladin (Hello!! The Grand Old Party is BACK!!!)
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To: July 4th
Small focus group but my wife and several of our friends who simply are not political people (they vote but do not pay attention on a day-to-day basis) watched last night to "find out about" Sarah Palin. All had not heard of her prior to last friday. None of them knew anything about her but were intrigued by all the press savagery coverage over the past few days. All had "low expectations". All were completely wowed by her. I have a feeling that these types of folks were, by far, the majority of viewers. And if that is the case, it was an absolute grand slam.
42 posted on 09/04/2008 12:31:13 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: romanesq

You should start seeing the Palin effect come tomorrow as the three days will start picking it up.


43 posted on 09/04/2008 12:31:29 PM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually its eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: Crawdad
24,029,000 WATCHED BIDEN

Yea but how many were awake?

44 posted on 09/04/2008 12:31:44 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: July 4th

SARAHCUDA!


45 posted on 09/04/2008 12:32:06 PM PDT by batter (Oxymoron: An Obama bumper sticker on an SUV)
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To: July 4th

The MSM and Dem attacks against Palin were counterproductive. They actually increased viewership.


46 posted on 09/04/2008 12:32:23 PM PDT by kabar (.)
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To: 353FMG
Can anyone find out how many watched Biden’s speech?

24,029,000

Though it is reaaly to our advantage that they are comparing resumes of our VP to their Presidential nominee. McCain qualifications are therefore beyond doubt.

47 posted on 09/04/2008 12:33:11 PM PDT by Mensius
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To: July 4th

It took Sarah Palin 7 days to achieve what took Obamadon 3 years to achieve. And she’s just getting started. Wow. BO must be pooping bricks right about now


48 posted on 09/04/2008 12:33:28 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: impeachedrapist
For what it’s worth, I think you wuz robbed! ;-) (re: your prediction stats)

100 million had some kind of "contact" with the speech, or peraps even more like 200,000,000 whether it's news clips, front page old media headline stories, etc Bottom line, everyone knows who she is, that's a big number. AND, most of them probably liked what they heard or read.

49 posted on 09/04/2008 12:34:06 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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THIS IS GREAT!!! We are not talking about a BIG difference in the numbers here, and this is a VEEP candidate just announced last week, verses the Messiah standing at his much hyped temple. LOL

The best thing? Rudy's speech was just blistering on Obama, and it had an mass audience.
Thanks dummies in the media! We appreciate the free PR!

50 posted on 09/04/2008 12:34:11 PM PDT by snarkytart
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