September 21, 2008

WASN'T THE BLOOM SUPPOSED TO COME OFF THE ROSE?:

Palin draws largest crowd yet for GOP ()Jonathan Martin, 9/21/08, Politico)

Mike Tucker, a local fire marshal, estimated 60,000. But reporters on the ground, including AP's Brendan Farrington and my colleague Ken Vogel, would only say "tens of thousands," suggesting the marshal's estimate was on the high side. The St. Pete Times's Adam Smith had another fire official in the crowd say it was about 25,000.

Regardless, the size of the crowd underscores just how enthused conservatives are for Palin and the sort of buzz she's still able to drive nearing a month after her introduction as John McCain's running mate.


The thing is, when Ms Palin debates Joe Biden it will be just the second time most people have ever seen her and the Left is conveniently lowering expectations again.

MORE:

In California,'Palin factor' sparks fear among Dems, joy among GOP
(Joe Garofoli, September 21, 2008, SF Chronicle)

Post-convention swing state polls are tipping toward Sen. John McCain, the TV pundits are waxing about "The Palin Factor," and Sen. Barack Obama's California supporters are freaking out about a race Democrats were uncommonly confident about only a month ago.

Conversely, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's addition to the GOP ticket jolted Northern California Republicans out of what one described as their "Underground Railroad" existence in one of the nation's most liberal regions. Ever since her speech to the Republican National Convention on Sept. 3, party officials say volunteers have been contacting California GOP offices in numbers unseen since Ronald Reagan was on the ballot for the White House.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 21, 2008 7:26 PM
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