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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Honk If You're For McCain-Palin!

I am taking an off-day on Sundries, but I wanted to leave you to enjoy an upbeat post -- a roadside cheering rally for Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin.

It's a drippy, droopy, completely overcast day in South Florida. But I have to tell you, my spirits were instantly cheered when I saw these McCain people out in Kendall. In many ways, Kendall is the heart of Miami -- it's the most populous suburb, full of hyphenated Americans, ranging from the middle-class variety to the very wealthy.

This is as fresh as you can get, in terms of Sundries photographs. I saw them over an hour ago, but a friend tells me they're still out there!


I was shopping nearby, when I heard the car behind me honking at me, and the car ahead doing the same. What did I do?! I swiveled my head, and saw the group one block away. What a wonderful surprise.

Mothers. Fathers. Kids. Everyone is for McCain, woo!

This couple on the left had great energy, with matching outfits, as if they're going bowling. Too bad Don Carter Alleys closed.

Hope you enjoyed this vista into our McCain enthusiasm here. I have yet to see an Obama street rally anywhere, including Ft. Lauderdale. In a related update, I am seeing A LOT of McCain-Palin bumperstickers now. In the fortnight, people have either made up their minds, or realised there is safety in numbers now.

God willing, Florida will stay RED, baby!

ADDED: Join in the fun! Honk, honk.

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  • Honk! HONK! From California.

    By Blogger Rose, at Sun Oct 26, 07:31:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Honk, Honk back atcha Rose! :)


    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Oct 26, 07:37:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Sarah was late -- very late ( 2 hours late!) getting to Asheville from FL.

    I was out of town, couldn't go -- .

    I'll let you know what happens.

    Heard she was questioned about her clothes today by someone in the crowd and she pulled at her collar and said this is mine ... from a consignment store."

    Honk honk!

    By Blogger JAL, at Sun Oct 26, 09:44:00 pm GMT-4  

  • KNow that Vic is away -- but here's today in NC


    (Asheville Citizen Times)
    Sarah Palin Sunday 10/26/08

    People waited HOURS for her -- some set up outside the Civic Center 12 hours before she was due to arrive (and she was 2 hours late).

    Crowd looks like thousands... the capacity is over 7000. It was full. (Check pictures at link.)

    By Blogger JAL, at Sun Oct 26, 11:47:00 pm GMT-4  

  • BTW --

    City of Asheville is big Obama Country. ("Sedona of the East")

    By Blogger JAL, at Sun Oct 26, 11:49:00 pm GMT-4  

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    By Blogger JAL, at Sun Oct 26, 11:50:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Hate to louse up your board with a post from the always faithful opposition, but--

    The Obama campaign was drawing crowds like that months ago.

    Right now we are cranking up to full volume what we hope will be a record-shattering ground game. Every voter who we believe will vote Democratic has been identified, offered an opportunity to vote early, and if they haven't done so we will be working hard to get them to the polls. Living in John McCain's home state we might be unable to win it for Obama (though in my district we are hoping to pick up a congressional seat -- watch to see if Ann Kirkpatrick beats Sydney Hay to take a Republican open seat; roughly half of Arizona is getting the full effect of the coordinated campaign because of congressional races.) However a lot of Obama volunteers in districts with no competitive congressional race have been assigned to work with Obama campaigns in New Mexico and Colorado and a lot of them have made the trip. I will be handing out palm cards in Holbrook on election day-- while other volunteers serve as drivers, pollwatchers, coordinators and emergency availability to assign as needed.

    From 4-6 this humble blogger will be liveblogging the early results from the news studios of channel 12 in Phoenix (though on their News 12 site), which is the only reason I'm only scheduled to work in the morning.

    I've worked on campaigns for a long time, having volunteered in some capacity since the Dukakis campaign (when I was attending the University of Montana) and I'm amazed at how much better our organization is this year than it's ever been before.

    Here are some numbers from Navajo County, AZ:

    In 2002: There were 2 Democratic precinct committeemen listed on the ballot in the entire county, and therefore elected unopposed in their precincts (I was one of them.)

    In 2004: We had 16 P.C.'s

    In 2006: We had 29 P.C.'s

    This year: We have 57 P.C.'s

    In 2002 the Republicans had many more P.C.'s than we did (I think about 40.) By 2006 they had dropped down to 18. I don't know yet how many they have this year but I do know that we creamed them even worse than last time in signing up P.C.'s and getting them on the ballot. Of course precinct committeepersons are the necessary 'foot soldiers' in a campaign, the people who besides holding a low level party office are the ones you call to get doors knocked, phone calls made and signs delivered and put up.

    So yes, I'm glad you all are enthused. We were enthused months ago. Now we are organized.

    By Blogger Eli Blake, at Mon Oct 27, 12:20:00 am GMT-4  

  • jal:

    Actually Sedona will probably go for McCain. He owns three ranches there and Yavapai county-- even including Sedona-- is a relatively conservative area.

    What we are hoping for though is for Kirkpatrick to either win or come very close to Hay there in the congressional race. If Hay can't pull a big Republican margin out of Yavapai county then she is doomed when Coconino county (Flagstaff) and the Navajo reservation come in.

    By Blogger Eli Blake, at Mon Oct 27, 12:29:00 am GMT-4  

  • *

    Should The top management of the Public listed company be responsible for the company performance, eg company nearly get wind up?


    Are you a Partisan?

    Should they give their view......? If any party did not give their views, send it to their supporter to question them....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Oct 27, 11:07:00 am GMT-4  

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