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PALIN DRAWS CROWD OF 70,000 IN THE VILLAGES (FLORIDA RALLY 9/21/08)
News-Press | Sunday, September 21, 2008 | Bill Cotterell

Posted on 09/21/2008 3:40:53 PM PDT by kristinn

Gannett owned website. Headline and link only. Will look for another postable source. The article says the fire chief estimates the crowd today at Palin's rally at 70,000.

http://news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080921/NEWS0107/80921022


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: election; electionpresident; elections; fl; mccainpalin; palin; palinping; palinpraise; palinrally; rallyreport; sarahpalin; villages
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To: Lady Heron
y husband told me last night he was going to sign on to start a thread on what to do when you lose you spouse to FR during high news cycles like elections.

LOL! I was all but cured before Palin's nomination. I was so disheartened, I was barely listening to Rush most days.

101 posted on 09/21/2008 4:17:49 PM PDT by riri
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To: Earthdweller

“Yep and it was blistering heat today in Orlando..almost 90 degrees.”

Actually, Lady Lake, FL is near Ocala, not Orlando. It was still hot and close to 90.


102 posted on 09/21/2008 4:17:53 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: Rebelbase
GO SARAH GO!
103 posted on 09/21/2008 4:18:16 PM PDT by timestax
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To: Rebelbase
GO SARAH GO!
104 posted on 09/21/2008 4:18:17 PM PDT by timestax
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To: seekthetruth

MSNBC just passed and edict and ALL obama and biden rallies now have a bAAAzzILLION infinity attending.


105 posted on 09/21/2008 4:18:30 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: rabidralph

They let Piper speak to the crowd and she thanked them for letting her come. They had just been to Disney World for the first time.


106 posted on 09/21/2008 4:18:58 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: crosslink

ROTFL!!!!


107 posted on 09/21/2008 4:19:28 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: This Just In
“...BHO drew 200,000 in Berlin.”

Actually, the free beer and bratwursts attracted the 100,000. It just so happened Obama coincidentally gave a speech at the same time.

Don't forget that there were two popular rock bands playing as well, one before and one after BHO's speech. I'm sure some of these people were saying: "WTF, what's this speech thing here in the middle of this neat free rock concert with free beer and bratwurst?" In German of course.

108 posted on 09/21/2008 4:20:00 PM PDT by SFConservative
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To: riri
"Wellllp, I don't have anywhere I really need to be for about 84 hours"

LOL. That's a leetle too much relaxation.

109 posted on 09/21/2008 4:20:07 PM PDT by Stentor (Obama supporters: Letting the little void do the thinking for the big void.)
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To: word_warrior_bob

And don’t forget, Zerobama invited popular German rock bands to entertain the audience while they waited. What part of the 20,000 was there for the free concert we’ll never know.


110 posted on 09/21/2008 4:20:51 PM PDT by South40
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To: truthluva

Team McCain knows what’s up! Piper is adored almost as much as her mom is. They’re ready to give Piper a little more of a presence in the campaign.


111 posted on 09/21/2008 4:21:53 PM PDT by Vision Thing (obambi vs. McZilla)
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To: kristinn
Did they use Wayne Newton for a free concert to draw that many people? /s :oP /h

There is not doubt, short of fraud, that nOBama will pull resources from FL within two weeks.

112 posted on 09/21/2008 4:21:59 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I Love The Smell Of Schmidt Storm in the Morning...and Afternoon....and at Night!!!!!)
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To: Perdogg
"I would like to get a crowd of 70,000 in some place like East Lansing, MI, or Pittsburgh, PA or Duluth, MN."

You just may get that crowd if she shows up in any of those places....and she just may.

I'M ECSTATIC!!!

WHOO HOO!!!

Leni

113 posted on 09/21/2008 4:22:57 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Obama's Moose is Cooked!)
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To: loungeSerf

It gets me sick when I think how many people would have shown up for that rally against Imanutjob in NYC, if they would not have disinvited Sarah.


114 posted on 09/21/2008 4:24:16 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. FReerepublic,com baby)
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To: Earthdweller

I will bump it to this group.

Joe Biden signing after the rally.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmRXH7RkCZQ


115 posted on 09/21/2008 4:24:51 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: truthluva

That Piper is going to be a hoot at the White House come Christmas.


116 posted on 09/21/2008 4:25:42 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. FReerepublic,com baby)
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To: tioga

No, Dad couldn’t have handled that kind of crowd.


118 posted on 09/21/2008 4:26:43 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: STARWISE

I really miss Tony Snow! He would LOVE Sarah!


119 posted on 09/21/2008 4:27:04 PM PDT by KansasGirl (READ MY LIPSTICK!!!)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

bttt


120 posted on 09/21/2008 4:27:26 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: mware

Yep! LOL. I had not thought of that, but she won’t be living at the White House. But, I’m sure she will be there to visit quite often!!


121 posted on 09/21/2008 4:27:32 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: crosslink

Stop!!!! I don’t want to die of laughter!


122 posted on 09/21/2008 4:27:44 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: riri
LOL! I was all but cured before Palin's nomination. I was so disheartened, I was barely listening to Rush most days.

Actually, before Palin became the VP nominee, a whole bunch of us FReepers barely paid attention to the elections. Also, I doubt Jim Robinson felt any need to add servers to the Free Republic because things were somewhat subdued around here.

But once Sarah became the VP nominee, a whole bunch of us FReepers suddenly became interested in the election again. And that's probably why FR started crashing, which prompted JR to order the two new servers.

So, one unsung aspect of the Palin Effect is that she crashed FR.

123 posted on 09/21/2008 4:28:07 PM PDT by Vision Thing (obambi vs. McZilla)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Big deal, BHO drew 200,000 in Berlin.

Maybe they were expecting another jelly donut.

124 posted on 09/21/2008 4:29:01 PM PDT by meyer (Go, Sarah, Go!!)
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To: STARWISE
We know Tony’s watching all this with glee.

:)

125 posted on 09/21/2008 4:30:03 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: mware; All
That Piper is going to be a hoot at the White House come Christmas.

______________

Oh yeah, just wait till Trig starts walking and Bristol's baby is into the mix!

Palin 2012, Fisher Price in the Oval Office!

126 posted on 09/21/2008 4:30:10 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Proud member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy!)
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To: kristinn

The article has been edited in the last five minutes to say the Fire Chief estimate was 60,000.


127 posted on 09/21/2008 4:30:27 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (Community Organizers for McCain-Palin now at http://www.cafepress.com/writeside)
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To: kristinn

Go Governor Palin!!
Woo Hoo!!


128 posted on 09/21/2008 4:30:50 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: earmarksrus
70,000 is the population of the town, not the crowd number, but from the camera pan she drew a large crowd.

I thought she rushed through the speech a bit and talked on top of the crowd instead of letting them have some fun (a few times) but it was still good.

129 posted on 09/21/2008 4:31:44 PM PDT by 1-Eagle (Barack Hussein Obama brings change... he changes his position every five minutes.)
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To: rabidralph

Piper cheering is pretty nice too. What a family.


130 posted on 09/21/2008 4:31:53 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Corin Stormhands

Really? That’s interesting, isn’t it?

Well...whatever, it was a buncha’ people. ;)


131 posted on 09/21/2008 4:32:16 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: STARWISE
Fabulous news! Has Fox reported on the crowds? Watch the Drive-Bys tomorrow come out and praise Barry and Biden for doing smaller venues and how it's much more meaningful to voters.
132 posted on 09/21/2008 4:32:45 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

I believe I read at Politico that they’ve already, in essence, written off Florida.


133 posted on 09/21/2008 4:33:00 PM PDT by Tree of Liberty (Islam delenda est)
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To: KansasGirl

KG, I was listening to Fox News the other night ( I was in another room and could not see the video) and could have sworn I heard Tony talking, the inflection and the content sounded so like Tony. When I ran into the living room to see what was on it was Griff Jenkins aka surferboy.


134 posted on 09/21/2008 4:33:09 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. FReerepublic,com baby)
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To: truthluva

Sarah’s new house:

http://eyeball-series.org/veep-eyeball.htm


135 posted on 09/21/2008 4:34:07 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (PALIN-MANIA ... I haz it!)
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To: Crazieman

They have lowered the number to 60,000:

http://news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080921/NEWS0107/80921022


136 posted on 09/21/2008 4:34:23 PM PDT by CedarDave (Gloom and doom Democrats cheer for financial despair, losing wars and hurricanes. That's leadership!)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Thanks for the update.


137 posted on 09/21/2008 4:35:19 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: KansasGirl

Me too. I miss Tony. I bet he’s smiling down from Heaven. I wish he was here!


138 posted on 09/21/2008 4:35:32 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: mware
I think Griff was fairly close with Tony. He was very broken up on-air the weekend after he passed.
139 posted on 09/21/2008 4:36:11 PM PDT by Tree of Liberty (Islam delenda est)
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To: All

70,000!!! Great news.

That should make douchebag Andrew Sullivan’s rear hurt.


140 posted on 09/21/2008 4:36:48 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: livius
I was at the Villages for the Bush rally in '04. I got there early so I was lucky to get a seat in the air-conditioned auditorium.

I hot-footed it outside when the Prez was done speaking and positioned myself right behind the street rope facing the door he would come out.

Out he strode, glad-handing the crowd, our little group let out a chorus of squeals, hah....he heard, he turned, he zeroed in on us, he crossed the street.....and shook our hands. Ladies, he's even more tanned and handsome than he appears on the tube.

I wish I'd been there for Sarah, but I'm in Illinois right now winding up my snowbird gig. I hope she comes to the Sunshine State again. She may just do so as Florida is so pivotal. I'll drive a fur peece to see her, that's for sure.

McCain/Palin will TAKE FLORIDA like a trout takes a fly! You can count on it!

Leni

141 posted on 09/21/2008 4:37:15 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Obama's Moose is Cooked!)
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To: CedarDave

And they didn’t note the “correction.”


142 posted on 09/21/2008 4:37:27 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: Tree of Liberty

Not according to Plouffe in the news today. They may as well have in reality, but they can’t fold it yet and show that the political a$$kicking is underway against nObama. They stated that North Dakota was a quagmire and they were getting out but said the rest are in play.


143 posted on 09/21/2008 4:37:29 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I Love The Smell Of Schmidt Storm in the Morning...and Afternoon....and at Night!!!!!)
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To: guido911
That should make douchebag Andrew Sullivan’s rear hurt.

Er, um, okay...

144 posted on 09/21/2008 4:38:46 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature; SE Mom; Bahbah; penelopesire; Miss Didi; rodguy911
McCAIN ON 60 MINS. NOW
145 posted on 09/21/2008 4:38:51 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Tree of Liberty
A couple years ago when Tony invited a bunch of us FReepers to visit him at Fox Studios, surferboy was there most of the time. I think he was Tony's radio show producer. Both men spoke so lovingly about their family and I think Griff wife had just had a baby.
146 posted on 09/21/2008 4:39:26 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. FReerepublic,com baby)
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To: 1-Eagle

70,000 is the population of the town (actually, towns), but the crowd that came to see her was estimated by the fire chief at 70,000, which would be 20,000 inside the ticketed area and 50,000 on the field with the jumbo monitors outside. Someone else estimated it to be about 100,000, incidentally.


147 posted on 09/21/2008 4:39:44 PM PDT by livius
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To: STARWISE

McCain just lost my vote when he said that Andrew Cuomo would be a good choice for SEC chairman, is he nuts?


148 posted on 09/21/2008 4:39:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

They have pulled their ads out of Georgia also!


149 posted on 09/21/2008 4:40:37 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

And Sarah didn’t have a hip-hop group as an opener.


150 posted on 09/21/2008 4:41:12 PM PDT by Ben Reyes
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