From novatownhall blog

September 10th, 2008 by joe

It appears the John McCain – Sarah Palin rally in Fairfax, Virginia today drew quite a large crowd. Fairfax City Police estimated the total at 23,000 people.

Crowd At McCain - Palin Rally In VA

More great photos from a friend of NVTH below the fold.

Straight Talk Express In Fairfax, VAMcCain - Palin Crowd In Fairfax, VA

McCain - Palin Crowd In Fairfax, VA

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21 responses about “McCain-Palin Rally in Fairfax VA”

  1. G. Stone said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 7:48 am I was there with my wife and kids. The place was packed with a line well over 1/2 mile to get in.
    Anyone who thinks this Palin pick was not a huge deal is living on another planet.
    This rally was packed with Soccer moms, Security moms, Hockey moms, Moms moms and every other possible sub sect of moms. Aside from jazzing the base, Sarah Palin is attracting a large cross section of the mom vote.
  2. Cathymac said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 8:12 am It was an overwhelming crowd and yes, the moms were out in force! However, every woman I talked to was excited – single, old, young, moms, childless – to a woman they were inspired.

    Lest you think this was just a Palin inspired crowd, McCain got his kudos and people were chanting “John McCain” and “USA” during his speech.

    As they were leaving McCain and Palin got out of the Straight Talk Express and went into the crowd shaking hands. I’m sure it was a Secret Service nightmare. I didn’t get up there in time but saw them on the bus, the crowd surged up to the bus and everyone was going crazy.

  3. Lovisa said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 8:50 am I wonder why Mr. Palin was on stage?

    Why did Mr. Palin “present” his wife when they arrived in Alaska? Are we getting two for one?

    Wonder why they landed in Fairbanks? That’s a long way from Wasilla and Juneau.

  4. Linda B said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 9:11 am Looks like Cindy McCain was up there too. Seems a bit sexist to pick on the Palins, Lovisa.
  5. Linda B said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 9:15 am And this should answer your second question:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/09/09/politics/fromtheroad/entry4429438.shtml

  6. Jack said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 9:25 am Off your meds again, Lovisa? I wonder why you do not wonder why Mrs. McCain is on stage. Has a spouse never introduced the candidate before?
  7. Cathymac said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 9:50 am Lovisa, Despite Alaska being Todd Palin’s home and their son being deployed, why woudln’t he be with his wife? I’m not sure what prompts these strange questions.
  8. Lovisa said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 9:51 am OK – I’m crawling back under the covers! Tata!

    I’ve goofed enough for one day already – and it isn’t even noon!

  9. jacob said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 10:28 am MY wife and Daughters were there. The place was hugely packed.
  10. G. Stone said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 1:01 pm Lovisa said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 9:51 am

    OK – I’m crawling back under the covers! Tata!

    I’ve goofed enough for one day already – and it isn’t even noon!

    Don’t let it happen again.

  11. Jack said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 1:30 pm It will, Greg, it will.
  12. Lovisa said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 2:28 pm I agree, Jack, it surely will!
  13. Steve said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 2:58 pm It was an amazing time. The sleeping moral majority has woken up. This was the first rally for a lot of us. My wife’s cousin was there as well and near the stage. She has been a life long democrate and a member of moveon.org. She has seen the light and cancelled both. It is not to late to join the Palin express. Somebody told our bus what PTA stands for: Palin Transforming America.
  14. ACTivist said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 3:22 pm Well the libs didn’t get their way and the rally manifested regardless of the protests. With what happened out there, do you really have to wonder why the Dems are so scared?

    And, NoVisa? Sounds like you are pouting because your husband doesn’t introduce you at parties like Mr. Palin does for Gov. Palin. We don’t always get our way, ya know?

  15. Cathymac said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 3:24 pm Steve – That is great. I talked to so many people yesterday and heard very similar stories about their about friends and neighbors. I know my evidence is anecdotal, but I feel like there is a shift in many people’s thought process. I don’t think it is just Palin either, it is the contrast between the two tickets and all the exterior forces that are showing how the left operates.

    I hope the shift continues in this direction.

  16. Ted said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 3:25 pm 23,000?? No way. March Fisher of the Washington Post says there was only 8,000. ANd how does he know? He counted everybody!!!

    “The crowd, which I counted at 8,000 but which police estimated at 23,000, gathered at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax City represented votes for John McCain but passion for Palin.”

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/rawfisher/2008/09/the_new_politics_of_palin_igno.html

    If you have the stomach for it read the entire column. Laughable.

  17. dans said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 4:57 pm Fisher expects us to believe that employees of the Washington Post can count to 8000 ?
  18. Lovisa said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 5:14 pm You mean “McCain’s passion for Palin”, don’t you?
  19. ACTivist said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 5:48 pm NoVisa,
    You sound bitter. Osama-bama got the nomination-you were happy. He had the lead-you were happy. Why are you so worried about McCain-Palin? Don’t be bitter, just stick to your guns. When your candidate loses the election, well, then you can be bitter. Okay?
  20. Lovisa said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 6:19 pm Steve

    Remember the old saying “The Moral Majority is neither.”

    Good old Falwell – may he rest in peace. He would have LOVED Santa Sarah!

  21. Lovisa said:
    September 11th, 2008 at 7:02 pm Act @3:22

    Yes, that would be nice. However, he “took wing” quite a while back. He loved politics and I’m sorry he isn’t around to see what’s happening now.

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