Monday, October 13, 2008

McCain and Palin energize voters in Virginia Beach

Palin in Va. BeachU.S. Republican vice presidential nominee Governor Sarah Palin greets supporters at a rally in Virginia Beach on October 13, 2008. Via Yahoo News (Reuters/Carlos Barria).

From a reader at The Corner:

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Just returned from the McCain-Palin rally in Virginia Beach. It was packed full of folks who wanted to scream their heads off for Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin. And by packed full, I mean that I sat in traffic for an hour and then stood in line for 45 minutes. Folks behind McCain were there at 3 am, I was told.

Palin made a few remarks about anger being turned to action, listing the things folks are angry with. Standard stuff, until the last one: Voter fraud! The crowd ate it up. Also, she pronounced Norfolk as Nor-fork which a lot of folks from other parts of the country tend to do.

McCain was on his message, though not everyone in the crowd was wild about his plan to buy up bad mortgages.

I came out of the rally feeling like it will be a close race here in VA, despite what's on the news.

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The reader may be right. The race appears to be tightening.

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