Palin Power Under Hot Florida Sun

Some estimates are at 25,000, others say 60,000 people attended the Palin Victory Rally at the Villages in Central Florida Sunday.  It was a large and enthusiastic crowd.

We left home about 6:30 Sunday morning, arriving there at the event site about 8:45.  After parking in an open field, we walked quite a distance and took our place in an already forming line to stake out our place.  And then we waited.  It was an outdoor event with no place to sit unless on the curb or maybe a few benches were available.  But nobody wanted to lose their place so mostly we just stood.

Finally about 1:30, they began letting people inside the barricades, through the metal detectors and security, and into the stage area.  Taking our place at the front of the entrance lane where they would be making their way to the microphones, we held out until Sarah, Todd, Willow, Piper, and Trig appeared.

It was really exciting to be a part of this.  From 8:45 until her arrival time of 4:30, we met lots of nice people.  But it was hot and getting hotter.  Some succumbed to the heat and had to be revived by medics who were right there when needed.   Almost unbelievable that many people would be waiting it out there in that heat, but I didn’t see anybody leaving.  In fact, at about 4:00 with thousands of people already there, it was announced that the cars were backed up to the highway with others still trying to get in.  And the highway was a long ways out!  All told, it was really something to see votes for McCain/Palin for as far as the eye could see!

Maybe I’ll have some more pictures a little later when we figure out how to get them downloaded/uploaded.  🙂

Okay.  Here they are:

Posted:  09.22.08  Pictures added 09.22.08 @5:52 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. – Thank you, Linda!

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10 responses to “Palin Power Under Hot Florida Sun

  1. Thank you somuch for sharing this experience with those of us unable to do this.

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  2. Jay Stevens

    MSM estimates the crowd at 800 – 1000 people.

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  3. bellalu0

    You’re welcome, Janet. I wish you could have been there.

    Jay, well, I was there and as usual the MSM are WRONG. And, by the way, there were trucks set up from CNN, NBC, Fox, and others that I saw myself and we have pictures of. So they know how many people were there and they know they are lying. There was more than 1000 people already there at 9:00 in the morning when we arrived.

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  4. Bella do you have this list it seems Obama Campaign is selective about what constitutes a smear.

    http://explorations.chasrmartin.com/2008/09/06/palin-rumors/

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  5. Bruce

    Excellent pictures Bella. Wonder if the secret service was watching you? LOL

    It would have been great if you had shook her hand. But then maybe you did.

    It’s McCain/Palin 2008. And if it’s not the empty suit will be found out rather quickly.

    Thank you.

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  6. Ginger

    Bella, thanks for posting your photos. They are terrific! It was worth it, wasn’t it? How many times in your life do you have a chance to be a part of an event like that? You’ll always look back on it. It will be a great memory.

    It’s really exciting and reassuring that Palin can attract so many (and without a free rock concert to boot!).

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  7. bellalu0

    Laree, Bruce, Ginger – Thanks for your views and comments.

    Yes, it was worth it. Didn’t get close enough to shake her hand or get an autograph though. And just so you’ll know, I have a genuine redneck today and I’ll bet the other tee shirt wearers do, too. LOL.

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  8. Time for Some Rattler Gator, Black Conservatives support “Country First” J.B. White is a wonderful writer. I highly recommend his blog. Obviously he is also a Gators Fan:)

    http://rattlergator.typepad.com/rattlergator/2008/09/operation-country-first-the-campaign-theme.html

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  9. DoubleT

    Man! That is a LOT of white folks! Except for the Secret Service guy, who I bet LOVES his job right now.

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