Skip to comments.McCain to be in Davenport, IA Saturday October 11 (UPDATE photos from 10/11/08 (today) Post 63)
Posted on 10/09/2008 8:47:59 PM PDT by Aliska
It was in the QCTimes the other day but wasn't confirmed. Just heard on radio. They said it would be at Central High School, but looks like it may have been changed to the River Center, downtown Davenport. Doors open 8:30 am; Program 10:30am.
Tickets are required and will be available at Scott County Republican Party Headquarters Thursday at 9:00 am. Headquarters are located at 1880 E 54th Street, Dav, IA. The phone number is (563) 332-9666. Also have another phone number (563) 823-5854.
When I pick up our tickets, if there are any changes, will post an update.
I'm sorry but it isn't clear at this point if Sarah Palin will appear as well. It doesn't appear from two articles on the kwqc.com link that Sarah will accompany him.
Wow, their polling must be saying something pretty different than what we’ve been led to believe.
Yes, it looks like Iowa is in play again or small gap; the local paper had a poll last week or so showing an Obama win, but they lean liberal. Apart from about three major cities and a few medium, the rest of the state is small town and rural.
The last data I saw show that Sarah and John area only ten points down in Iowa.
Being in IA is foolishness. OH, CO, VA, NV and PA are the States McCain should be camped out in (and PA looks about gone now too, after the lastest SV (R) poll out of there shows Obama up 10pts)...
Yes, it would because if it weren't for Obama's unexpected initial win in the primaries, things could be a lot different now. I think there are only 7 electoral votes. My area is heavily blue, so I don't have a feel for the mood in the rest of the state.
There were tons of Obama signs around town early on, but haven't seen many lately, not that they will have changed in the metropolitan area, don't know why that is, maybe you have to buy Obama signs, and I can probably get a McCain one for free but am hesitant to put it in my yard, might anyway.
He’s a maverick all right, don’t know what he expects to gain in IA myself, must have a reason. Those other states are more important now.
One appearance is just that - would not be surprised to see a MI appearance in the near future - just as the cookie crumbles.
You should be on their staff smarty, they are just being so dumb.
It ain't over 'til it's over, not real hopeful at this point. But no sense in giving up either.
The MSM hatchet jobs, especially on Sarah, plus the blowback from Bush haven't helped. It wouldn't be so bad if they just report the truth, but any little thing, they blow up like it is some terrible scandal.
She's still drawing huge crowds everywhere she goes so that tells me that despite all their efforts to cut her off at the pass and what I'm seeing on the web, the people, and not just the religious supporters, can't get enough of her.
He has been calling democrats for Obama and getting a lot of "undecided" answers from Democrats. Remember, these are calls from local people to local people. His take is the undecideds will be votes for McCain. They won't admit it to their own people.
My thoughts on McCain in IA.. He needs to stay away and send Palin. He ignored the caucuses and has been against Ethanol. Right or wrong, he isn't liked in IA because of those two issues... We are probably in trouble if it comes down to IA... Just my two cents...
I think I read in the on line Clinton Herald that Obama was to be in Clinton tomorrow..I am originally from Clinton..too bad our town is going to be sullied by the likes of him..Clinton is a river city and just north of Davenport..I went to college in Davenport.
I do not believe Palin is going to be there, no.
something odd in the wind though... none of the satellite voting projects the dems have cooked up have garnered many votes... in this county anyway.
and absentee ballot voting (requests and votes sent in to date) are actually DOWN from 2004.
Iowa has been extremely close the past two Presidential elections - very, very close. It also borders Minnesota and Wisconsin, which are play, as well as the Omaha area (the Obamessiah is making a push to steal one of Nebraska's electoral votes).
Fortunately, they're apparently too busy to be hanging around FR.
Things are looking quite good for a McCain/Palin win next month. The only way they lose is if enough supposed conservatives buy into this media nonsense and stay home. If we turn out like we did in 2004, Obama/Biden lose.
Thanks for that info. Why would the Obamessiah be in Iowa, where he's spent the better part of two years, if he's supposedly so far ahead?
People really need to start looking past the public polls.
McCain is basically dark in over a third of the competitive States via TV - We have virtually no effective 527 ads making up for this.....
And yet McCain is in IA, a meaningless State by about any and all virtual math calculations.... It is OH, VA, CO, FL with PA as the only fall back option (and that looks out of reach as of the lastest "R" poll to be released showing us down 10pts there).
Everyone, please take note. McCain/Palin are supposedly trailing badly, if you believe the media and a bunch of handwringing drama queens here on FR. So where are they campaigning this next week?
PA (8 Oct)
Blue font means the Dems won that state in 2004; red means the GOP won it. IA really should probably be a neutral color, since Bush won the White House without it and then with it (2004).
Any objective observer still thinking McCain's worried about getting blown out electorally? Worried about shoring up his base? :-D
Yes, VA in past years wouldn't be on this list (by the way, where's NC?) But if I had to guess, this will be their last visit to VA. If they do more later on, then it will likely mean VA really is at a dead heat or close to it.
By the way, where's supposedly vulnerable Nevada and Colorado? They weren't on yesterday's article about the campaign and RNC advertising expenditures, and they're not on this round of visits. I'm not saying they're no longer up for grabs, but they certainly don't seem to be a major focus right now.
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