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Monday, September 22, 2008

Geez, what kind of crowds is McCain drawing?

I'm betting they're nothing like this:

THE VILLAGES -- Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin told wildly cheering, flag-waving, chanting supporters that John McCain is "the only great man in this race" and promised Sunday he will fix the nation's economy if voters give the GOP four more years in the White House.

…"Sa-Rah! Sa-Rah!" they chanted at every mention of her name, applauding loudly and waiving tiny American flags that were distributed -- along with free water bottles -- by local volunteers. The fire chief estimated the crowd at 60,000.
Whatever else you want to say about Palin, you can't deny the excitement and energy she's brought to the race. Republicans haven't been this fired up for at least three years.

On a related note: does it seem to anyone else that McCain has stepped aside a little, and allowed Palin to take center stage? It seems so to me. That's a sign of mature leadership: somebody who doesn't care who's getting credit, as long as the job's getting done.

Now: try to imagine the Democrat ticket doing the same thing. Biden drawing ginormous crowds, and Obama quietly stepping aside to let the energy flow.